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New Yanagisawa Pro Alto Saxophone Model Aw010 MSRP $6535.00

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List Price:$5541
Sale Price:$3188.00

 

GET A STRONG TONAL CORE WITH THE YANAGISAWA AW01 ALTO SAXOPHONE - GOLD LACQUER

The history of woodwind manufacturing in Japan had its origins in 1894 when Tokutaro Yanagisawa began repairing imported woodwinds for military band members. Within that wartime setting, Tokutaro's repair shop soon evolved into an instrument factory -- the first to build woodwind instruments on Japanese soil.

Tokutaro's son Takanobu followed in his father's footsteps, choosing to pursue a career in the craft of instrument-making, and built his first prototype saxophone in 1951. Although saxophones were already being produced in Japan by then, they were little more than children's toys compared to the instruments imported from abroad. By that point in time, woodwind makers worldwide were already producing saxophones of unrivaled quality, many of which are still prized and played by performing artists even today.

 

FLUORORESIN-SLEEVED OCTAVE ROCKER

Lost motion is eliminated and smooth octave-key action is ensured by rounding the octave rocker ends and Fluororesin-coating the receiving sleeves they contact.

C#-Bb TABLE KEY LINKAGES

The seesaw linkage between the C# and Bb table keys facilitates faster, smoother fingering technique.

ADJUSTABLE VIBRATION-DAMPING BAR

This enhancement dampens sympathetic vibrations in the right-hand F# key, thus stabilizing the production of notes in the lower register.

GENUINE MOTHER-OF-PEARL TOUCHES

Indented mother-of-pearl key touches are attractive, afford the fingertips a more natural fit and feel, and are less slippery than plastic touches when wet.

METAL THUMB HOOK & REST

Designed to make minimal point contact with the body, the thumb hook enables the instrument to resonate more freely while the brass thumb rest allows for smoother response and improved tonal balance.

POINTED PIVOT SCREWS

For the utmost in precision and reliability, pointed pivot screws ensure that center arms or hinge rods are an exact fit.

SEALED, WATERPROOF PADS

Airtight pads facilitate balanced, leak-free play while quality waterproofing extends pad service life.

NEEDLE SPRINGS

Blued-steel needle springs are more elastic than the stainless-steel variety, offer faster action and render a better command of difficult passages.

TRI-POINT BRACE

The tri-point bell-bow brace ensures structural stability and rigidity and enhances resonance even at fortissimo levels.

Conn-Selmer and Yanagisawa are pleased to announce the release of the Yanagisawa WO Series alto saxophones. "The WO Series is the first new line from Yanagisawa in 20 years," stated Robert Lichty, Saxophone Category Manager at Conn-Selmer. He continued, "The WO Series continues to put Yanagisawa at the forefront of ergonomics and saxophone design." The WO Series features two distinct lines - the Professional models (replacing the 90x models) and the Elite models (replacing the 99x Series). Both lines feature improvements in ergonomics, material enhancements and a beautiful new case

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YANAGISAWA SAXOPHONE

Teflon octave system
Both ends of the octave key axis rotate in a receptacle that is coated with teflon to insure a smooth operation every time

Rocking table mechanism
The C# and Bb keys have a rocking table mechanism that allows for optimal speed and fluidity between these pitches

Double connected table key
Not only are the C# and Bb keys connected with the oscillating table mechanism, but the C# and B have also adopted this same motion

F-auxiliary key mechanism
Insures a proper seal of the pads when playing in the low range of the saxophone

"Indented" white shell keys
A player's fingers will rest comfortably in the indented white shell keys. The white shells also enhance the beauty of the instrument while also preventing the player's fingers from slipping during technical passages

Ribbed construction
Posts are connected to a single metal rib that is soldered to the body of the saxophone - this adds to the durability and longevity of the instrument

Metal thumb rests
Both thumb rests on the saxophone are metal to match with the style of the saxophone and the right hand thumb hook is adjustable so that the performer can customize the feel of their saxophone

Pointed pivot screw
The pivot screws that are used have a pointed end which facilitates an accurate center and precise action

Air-tight waterproof pad
The pads are completely air-tight which supports stability in playing and their life is extended thanks to being waterproof

Blue steel springs
Blue steel springs give the player quick response and are much more resilient than stainless steel (they also last much longer)

Double braced arm
Two separate arms connect to the pad cup to ensure proper seating of the pad and improve the durability of the instrument

Tri-point balanced bell brace
The bell and the body of the saxophone are firm connected by a tri-point balanced bell brace

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All instruments are shop-tested

and adjusted to play perfectly
before shipment.

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