Watch this item to be notified when: - the price of this item drops by 10% or more - another user makes an offer on this item - if the item is ever re-listed Please note - We have this instrument on order / scheduled - please message us to determine when it will arrive! The upgraded replacement for the legendary A901 series, this AWO1 brass model is suited just as well to aspiring beginners as to experienced professionals. 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. Key: Eb Range: Low Bb to High F# Body: Brass Bow: Brass Bell: Brass Keys: Brass Finish: Lacquered Neck: Brass Neck Type: Detachable Neck Case: Fabric Covered, Woodshell case with outer pocket and Backstraps. BELL ARM KEYS Single Arm 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. BELL BRACE Balanced Tri-Point Brace The bell and body are firmly linked by a three-point, balanced brace which ensures structural resiliance and firm resonance, even when fortissimo is sought.
BELL KEY BUFFER Metal Adjustable 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. BORE AND TONE HOLES WO Series 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. BRASS / MATERIAL WO Series Brass Material The WO series saxophones benefit from a newly designed, newly engineered and specially sourced brass material for improved sound and sonority.
C# - BB KEYS C# - Bb Rocking Key The C# and Bb keys have a rocking table / see-saw mechanism that allows for optimal speed and fluidity between these pitches. ENGRAVING WO1 / WO2 Style Hand Engraved Yanagisawa WO1 and WO2 series saxophones now feature a uniquely styled, hand engraved pattern. F AUXILIARY KEY 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 WO Series Redesigned front F Key The Front F key on WO series saxophones has been redesigned to further improve the ease of fingering.KEY DECORATION White Shell Lining 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 Body Mounted The standard design for most regular saxes, the keys are mounted directly to the saxophone body.
MOUTHPIECE Ebonite Mouthpieces 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 WO Series Neck Plate For Overslung necks, this new plate exclusive to the WO1 and WO2 models gives a tighter, more controlled tone. OCTAVE KEY TYPE Overslung An overslung octave mechanism is the standard system employed by most regular saxophones.
It is the simplest mechanism for manufacture, and is to be found on 901, 902, AW01 and AW02 models. This system is also used on solid silver tenor models. OCTAVE SYSTEM Fluororesin Non-Stick Mechanism As standard octave key mechanisms can get sticky over time, Yanagisawa's flouroresin, non-stick coating ensures a reliable action with no stickiness. PAD TYPE Air Tight Waterproof Pad 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 WO Series 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 Pointed 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.
RIGHT PINKY KEY WO Series Right Pinky Key. The angle of the Right'Pinky' key on WO series saxophones has been improved to give a smoother fingering feel. RIGHT SIDE KEY WO Series Right Side Key The Right side key levers on WO series saxophones now has additional feet for a better touch. This affects the Bb, C and E.
SPRING TYPE Blue Steel Springs 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. Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Melody Music Shop strives to maintain a diverse, high quality inventory along with exceptional customer service. We carry a wide range of instruments and accessories, including new and used guitars, band and orchestral instruments, pianos, amps, sound systems, and so much more! All items will be packaged carefully to ensure their safe arrival. Guitars will have their string tension lowered and packaged to manufacture specs or better.Layaway items can be held here for up to 90 days. Payments via Reverb are safe and secure too! This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "melodymusicshop" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.