Yanagisawa AWO1U Alto Saxophone, Unlacquered

£2,199.00 RRP £3,020.00 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Product Ref: 49989

  • Includes Fabric Covered Woodshell Case + Ebonite Mouthpiece
  • Upgraded Model of the Legendary A901
  • Suitable for Both Beginners and Professionals
  • Comes with a Detachable Neck
  • Features a Stunning Brass Unlacquered Body

Yanagisawa AWO1U Alto Saxophone, Unlacquered


The Yanagisawa AWO1U Alto Saxophone with an unlacquered finish is an upgraded model of the legendary A901 and offers superb quality and a strong tonal core thanks to the newly re-engineered bore and tone holes. Suited to aspiring beginners or experienced professionals, the Yanagisawa sax has many upgraded features including newly designed Front F Keys, Ride Side Keys and Right Pinky Key. Included with the sax is a top quality case, mouthpiece and ligature.

Product Ref: 49989

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Premium Mechanisms

Yanagisawa have redesigned many concepts of the alto saxophone to make it a better instrument to play. As standard octave key mechanisms can get sticky over time, Yanagisawa's flouroresin, non-stick coating ensures a reliable action with no stickiness. The C#, Bb and B keys are all connected via a rocking / see-saw mechanism. This is a unique Yanagisawa feature and ensures the easiest transition between these pitches. The buffers used on the bell keys are metal and therefore offer increased longevity and accuracy over plastic and are fully adjustable. This means the aperture of the bell toneholes are within your control.

Top Quality Materials

Yanagisawa have redesigned the saxophone's materials in order to improve the sound of the instrument. The WO series saxophones benefit from a newly designed, newly engineered and specially sourced brass material for improved sound and sonority. Yanagisawa's thumb rest and hook is mounted to the body by only four small points of contact, so unlike many inferior rests, it has minimal negative resonant impact. Plus, as the thumb rest is made of brass, it permits a more consistent tonal range.

Everything You Need

This Yanagisawa alto saxophone includes a number of accessories to allow you to get going straight away. All Yanagisawa instruments come with a premium hard case, which stores your sax safely when transporting between rehearsals and concerts. Also included in this outfit is a top quality ebonite mouthpiece and ligature.


  • Key: Eb
  • Range: Low Bb to High F#
  • Body: Brass
  • Bow: Brass
  • Bell: Brass
  • Keys: Brass
  • Finish: Unlacquered
  • Neck: Brass
  • Neck Type: Detachable Neck
  • Included Accessories: Fabric Covered Woodshell Case + Yanagisawa Branded Ebonite Mouthpiece and Ligature