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Yanagisawa A-WO10 Eb Alto Saxophone

Yanagisawa A-WO10 Eb Alto Saxophone

Product code: AWO10
Price: £2,849.00 (GBP)
(£2,374.17 ex VAT)
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Yanagisawa's flagship alto saxophone is the perfect choice for an established player, looking for an instrument with an unprecedented sound quality and playability. This gorgeous sax features hand-engraved brass, responsive keys with mother of pearl touches and a number of adjustments that allow for better sound production and intonation. The A-WO10 comes with a durable case and accessories.
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Yanagisawa A-WO10 Alto Saxophone

The Yanagisawa A-WO10 Alto Saxophone is part of Yanagisawa’s new WO series set within its Elite range. It is also the successor to the highly respected, market leading A991 Alto Saxophone, which had been around for the previous 20 years.

The A-WO10 differs from the A-WO1 firstly in the pillars that hold the keys in place are mounted onto a ‘rib’ that run the length of the instrument; adding weight and support to the body and enhancing the instrument’s carrying power of the tone. The A-WO10 also differs from the A-WO1 in that it features an under slung neck mechanism on the octave key. This uses a different bracing from a traditional octave key mechanism which increases the mass of the neck, subtly altering its balance, creating a warmer tone as well as delivering better response and reliability.

This is a fantastic enhanced specification professional Alto which offers an outstanding evenness of intonation and projection at all dynamic levels and throughout every register. The A-WO10 delivers a sound that is bright and brilliant. Add to this the immediate response, rock solid reliability and the established credibility behind the Yanagisawa name, hand engraving and a more up-to-date outfit will make this a compelling option for many sax players.

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Yanagisawa have made some changes to the latest model including improvements to the aesthetics, materials and ergonomics. The new A-WO10 features a new source of Brass for its body which offers an improved sound and sonority. The body and tone holes have also been re-engineered for smoother blowing and better intonation.
A number of improvements which Yanagisawa have developed relate to the keys. The front F key has been redesigned and the right pinky key has had its angle altered – both changes are to facilitate smoother fingerwork. There is also a palm key plate – previously only available on the higher specification models, which promotes added resonance and depth across the high range.

Features/Specification

  • Key: Eb
  • Range: Low Bb to High F#
  • Body and neck: Lacquered brass – standard neck configuration with individually mounted pillars which allow the brass to sing
  • Bell: Newly designed hand-engraved lacquered brass
  • Front F key: adjustable and redesigned to enable better fingering
  • Octave mechanism: Features Teflon sleeved octave rocker ensures the smoothest octave key action
  • New Neck plate: Additional plate on the neck for the tightening of the sound
  • Key touches: Beautiful Mother of Pearl key touches give the player a more natural feel and help prevent slipping
  • C#-Bb & C#-B table key linkage: seesaw linkage between the C# and Bb table keys facilitates faster and smoother fingerwork
  • Metal Thumb hook and rest: High quality thumb hook designed to make minimal contact with the body allowing the saxophone to resonate more freely; Brass thumb rest ensure smooth response
  • Pads: Sealed and waterproof high quality pads facilitate balanced leak free playing and extends their life
  • Pivot Screws and Springs: Pointed pivot screws for added precision, blue-steel needle springs for faster action
  • Bell-Bow brace: Tri-point fixings for added structural integrity and enhanced resonance

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