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Yanagisawa Alto Saxophone WO Series - Elite Model Bronze - Clear-Lacquer Finish

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The WO Series is the first new line from Yanagisawa in 20 years and continues to put Yanagisawa at the forefront of ergonomics and saxophone design.

Yanagisawa Elite models are true players instruments that represent the pinnacle of saxophone craftsmanship. Delivering a moderate level of resistance, the accomplished player can discover a truly effortless tone with unrivalled depth and flexibility, and a genuinely unparalleled freedom of expression.

The Yanagisawa bronze model is capable of evoking an extraordinarily broad palette of tonal colors and shades

WO Series Improvements:
  • Front F Key - redesigned for a better fingering
  • Right Side Key - additional feet under the right side key levers (Bb, C and high E) for a better touch
  • Right Pinky Key - New pinky key angle for smoother fingering

Features:
  • Adjustable front-F key -
    Forefinger control of the palm-F key broadens the range of possibilities for altissimo harmonies. The ideal setting is possible because this mechanism allows the opening of the high-F key pad to be adjusted independently.
  • C#-Bb table key linkage -
    The seesaw linkage between the C# and Bb table keys facilitates faster, smoother fingering technique.
  • C#-B table key linkage -
    The additional slider mechanism between the C# and B table keys is a proprietary Yanagisawa design that allows smoother finger transitions between these notes.
  • 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 that plastic touches when wet.
  • Palm-key reinforcement plate; Integrated post-rib construction -
    Primarily intended to add strength to the soldered interface between key posts and the body, the palm-key reinforcements plate and stack-post ribs also protect the body from damage should a post receive an accidental blow. They also add mid-range resonance, acoustic depth and projection across all registers, and exceptional tonal stability.
  • 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 centre 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.
  • Metal tone boosters -
    Pads equipped with metal tone boosters enhance tonal clarity and ensure excellent response at any volume, from pianissimo to fortissimo.
  • 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.
  • Double-arm keys -
    Dual arms prevent larger key cups from twisting or flexing under pressure and also improve durability.
  • Tri-point brace -
    The tri-point bell-bow brace ensures structural stability and rigidity and enhances resonance even at fortissimo levels.
  • Adjustable vibration-dampening bar -
    This enhancement dampens sympathetic vibrations in the right-hand F# key, thus stabilizing the production of notes in the lower register.

Specifications:
  • Key, Eb
  • High-F# key
  • Body tubing, Bronze
  • Engraved
  • Case included
  • Ebonite mouthpiece (standard equipment)
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