yanagisawa solid sterling silver soprano saxophone s-9930
list price $12101
Yanagisawa has crafted from solid sterling silver an artists soprano saxophone of unprecedented warmth and clarity. The sterling silver body of the S-9930 produces a tone that flows effortlessly and evenly throughout all dynamic ranges and registers. Two interchangeable neckpipes come standard; the straight produces the traditional soprano sound while the curved one a milder, mellower tone. Specifications: Key: Bb, Range: Low Bb to high G, Neckpipe: Sterling silver, two interchangeable- curved and straight, Body: Sterling silver, Bell: Sterling silver, hand-engraved, Mechanism: High G, double-action table keys, contoured independent palm keys, rib-mounted upper and lowerstack posts, Mouthpiece: Yanagisawa Y-3707-5 steel ebonite, Case: Deluxe wood-shell
I am a music dealer And repairman.
Any instrument can be returned for full value As a trade in or on consignment for resale Provided it is in the original condition.
All instruments are shop tested and adjusted To play perfectly before shipment.
"it makes good sense to buy from people who service what they sell.
" We service everything that we sell.
I have been playing sax, clarinet, and flute since 1951.
I have been repairing instruments since 1978.
My last major concert was for a host of pretty impressive guests, Including former
President Bill Clinton,
when he was in Boston with
Senator John Kerry for a fund-raising event for
Senator Ted Kennedy.
I Played in the 22-piece John Payne saxophone choir at the Park Plaza Castle.
Security was so tight, The secret service did background checks On each musician
And we had to leave our instruments at the door
To be searched by white house staff.
saxophone artists that play Yanagisawa saxophones:
Aiello Warren Wiegratz
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