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Yanagisawa have redesigned many concepts of the tenor saxophone to make it a better instrument to play. As standard octave key mechanisms can get sticky over time, Yanagisawa's fluororesin, 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.
Pivot Screws & Bell Brace
Special pointed pivot screws are used in all centre arms on Yanagisawa saxophones. These screws precisely maintain the stability of the centre arms, and help achieve a very high precision action whilst the three point balanced brace firmly links the bell and body to ensure structural resilience and firm resonance.
Hand Engraved & Ebonite Mouthpiece
The Yanagisawa WO1 series saxophones feature an attractive and uniquely styles hang engraved pattern on the body for a luxury finish and also include an Ebonite mouthpiece which are favoured for their warm tone and ability to fit into an ensemble seamlessly.
Everything You Need
This Yanagisawa tenor 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.
Looking after your Yanagisawa sax
With everyone needing to use hand sanitiser much more these days, some people are concerned about maintaining hygiene without damaging their saxophones. Yanagisawa have conducted research into how you can sanitise your hands as well as your instrument without doing any harm. The results have found that Ethanol based disinfectants and sanitisers are the best choice, with 100 Ethanol chemicals causing almost no change in the finishes of the saxes. Whereas, Chlorine-based products caused significant damage, resulting in tarnished metal or loosened lacquer.
There are other tips to remember as well as the type of disinfectant. Make sure never to spray disinfectant directly onto your sax, instead use a soft cloth to wipe the body and metal mouthpiece. Then use a separate, dry cloth to wipe it again thoroughly to remove all residue. You should also make sure your hands are dry after sanitising before touching your instrument and never use heat, like steam or hot water, for cleaning. Don't use chlorine or ethanol-based antiseptics on Ebonite mouthpieces or SIXS ligatures.
For greater detail and more crucial dos and don'ts, see the full guides in these links:
How to Take Care of Your Musical Instruments in COVID-19 Crisis: The Effects of Sanitizers to Yanagisawa Saxophones and the Other Instruments and
Hand Sanitiser & Your Saxophone! Best Practices
Relax with a 3-year extended warranty and 30 day money back guarantee
You can relax knowing your new sax is covered. Gear4Music provides a 30 day money back guarantee as standard so you can check everything works for you. Then, with a 3-year extended warranty on Yanagisawa saxophones you can see how confident we are in the quality of this brand. You'll be looked after throughout this time if any manufacturing issues come up so you can focus on enjoying the music.
- Type: Tenor
- Key: Bb
- Range: Low Bb - High F#
- Body: Brass
- Bow: Brass
- Bell: Brass
- Keys: Brass
- Neck: Brass
- Neck Type: Detachable
- Finish: Silver Plated
- Case: Fabric Covered Woodshell Case (With Outer Pocket and Backstraps)