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Yanagisawa SWO1 Soprano Saxophone

Yanagisawa SWO1 Soprano Saxophone

Product code: SWO1
Price: £2,485.00 (GBP)
(£2,070.83 ex VAT)
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A professional soprano saxophone from Yanagisawa with a hand engraved bell. This model is popular with both jazz musicians and classical players. It has great response, tuning and is unrivalled in reliability. It is made from a Yellow brass with a lacquer finish. The saxophone comes complete with a case and accessories.
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Yanagisawa SWO1 Soprano Saxophone

Yanagisawa standard specification professional Soprano Saxophone in Lacquered Brass with hand engraved bell.

This SWO1 brass model is suited just as well to aspiring beginners as to experienced professionals. The student will develop their own style more easily due to both the improved construction and ergonomic key design, and the advanced professional can be assured of a superior tone.

It has a strong tonal core thanks to a re-engineered bore and toneholes, plus many upgraded features exclusive to the WO series such as newly designed Front F Keys, Ride Side Keys and Right Pinky Key.

Bell Arm Keys

Yanagisawa's single arms used on the bell keys are extremely strong and have proved reliable for many years. Higher-End models can benefit from double arm bell keys.

Bore and Tone Holes

In Yanagisawa's desire to constantly innovate, all new WO series saxophones have a newly engineered bore and toneholes. This helps achieve a smoother blow and even more precise intonation.

C# - Bb Keys

The C# and Bb keys have a rocking table / see-saw mechanism that allows for optimal speed and fluidity between these pitches.

Engraving

Yanagisawa WO1 and WO2 series saxophones now feature a uniquely styled, hand engraved pattern.

F-Auxiliary Key

This mechanism fitted to the F-Aux key ensures a proper seal of the pads when playing in the low ranges of the saxophone.

Front F Key

The Front F key on WO series saxophones has been redesigned to further improve the ease of fingering.

Key Decoration

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

Key Work Mounting

The standard design for most regular saxes, the keys are mounted directly to the saxophone body.

Left Palm Key

Modified angle of the left palm keys ensuring easier fingering.

Mouthpiece

Ebonite mouthpieces are favoured for their warm tone and ability to fit into an ensemble seamlessly. However, as players discover their own voice, switching to another style of mouthpiece can open up a whole world of new tonal possibilities. Metal mouthpieces are often favoured by Jazz players or soloists who need to stand out from the crowd.

Neck Plate

For Overslung necks, this new plate exclusive to the WO1 and WO2 models gives a tighter, more controlled tone.

Octave System

As standard octave key mechanisms can get sticky over time, Yanagisawa's flouroresin, non-stick coating ensures a reliable action with no stickiness.

Pad Reflector

Metal reflectors are an improvement upon the standard plastic reflectors, and they add clarity to the tone and improve playing response across the whole dynamic range.

Pad Type

Yanagisawa's superb waterproof pad is totally air tight which allows complete confidence in the instrument's tonal integrity, plus the waterproof material offers a greatly extended pad life.

Palm Key Plate

Previously only available on the 99* series saxophones, the WO Series' addition of the palm key plate delivers high range resonance, acoustic depth, added projection and added tonal stability.

Pivot Screws

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.

Spring Type

Blue Steel Spring are better than stainless steel - as used on most other saxes - as they hold tension more effectively, and therefore enhance the key action.

Right Pinky Key

The angle of the Right 'Pinky' key on WO series saxophones has been improved to give a smoother fingering feel.

A saxophone made to last from student to professional, the exquisite design compliments the lacquer finish and the delicately hand graved bell. Whilst producing a superior tone manufactured by the re-engineered bore and tone holes. Yanagisawa SWO1 series is perfect for allowing the beginner to develop their style and for the professional to reach extraordinary tones. 

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