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Yanagisawa has redesigned many elements of the baritone saxophone to make it a better instrument for advancing students and professionals. As standard octave key mechanisms can get sticky over time, Yanagisawa has used fluororesin, non-stick coating to ensure a reliable action with no stickiness for years to come. The C# - Bb - B keys have been adapted to feature a rocking table (see-saw) mechanism that enables optimal speed and fluidity between these pitches. The BWO20 features metal, adjustable buffers which as opposed to a plastic material increases longevity and accuracy, as well as allowing players to have full aperture control of the bell tone holes. Yanagisawa use blue steel springs as opposed to stainless steel as they are more efficient and hold tension more effectively, therefore enhance the key action. Yanagisawa provide players with equipment that is flexible to play throughout most musical ranges, so when the baritone saxophone is being played in low ranges the pads will stay well sealed because of the F-auxiliary key that Yanagisawa use on the instrument.
Yanagisawa has developed the saxophone's materials in order to improve the sound of the instrument. The BWO20 saxophone features a stunning bronze body that gives a darker edge to the playing, making it a great instrument for mellower sounding music. 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. As the thumb rest is made of brass, it permits a more consistent tonal range. A white shell lining has been added to the keys to make the saxophone more eye catching and to reduce the chance of the player's fingers slipping during a technical passage.
Pivot Screws & Bell Brace
Yanagisawa saxophones feature special pointed pivot screws in the centre of all of the arms. These screws accurately control the stability of the centre arms and help to achieve a high precision action.
The bell and body of the saxophone are linked together by a three-point, balanced brace that enables structural security and firm resonance, despite fortissimo being sought.
Hand Engraved & Ebonite Mouthpiece
For a luxury finish the Yanagisawa baritone saxophones feature an attractive and uniquely styled hand engraved pattern on the instrument's body. Also included is an Yanagisawa branded ebonite mouthpiece - a favourite among sax players. Popular because they produce lovely warm tones and are able to fit into an ensemble seamlessly.
Everything You Need
The BWO20 Yanagisawa baritone saxophone includes a number of accessories that will allow you to start playing straight away. All Yanagisawa instruments come with a premium hard case, which stores the saxophone safely - ideal for transporting between rehearsals and concerts. Also included in this outfit is a top quality ebonite mouthpiece and ligature. Once you receive your parcel you will have everything that you need to play straight from the box. The trusted saxophones are individually play tested prior to being shipped - for absolute certainty of their quality.
- Key: Eb
- Range: Low A to High F#
- Body: Bronze
- Bow: Bronze
- Bell: Bronze
- Keys: Brass
- Finish: Lacquered
- Neck: Bronze
- Neck Type: Detachable Neck
- Included Accessories: Leatherette Covered Wood Shell Case + Yanagisawa Ebonite Mouthpiece and Ligature