Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Yanagisawa

Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Yanagisawa

Yanagisawa AWO1 Professional Alto Saxophone - Gold Lacquer

    Get A Strong Tonal Core Thanks To A Re-Engineered Bore And Toneholes, Plus Many Upgraded Features  - The Yanagisawa AW01 Professional Alto Saxophone 

    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.

    FLUORORESIN-SLEEVED OCTAVE ROCKER

    Lost motion is eliminated and smooth octave-key action is ensured by rounding the octave rocker ends and Fluororesin-coating the receiving sleeves they contact.

    C#-Bb TABLE KEY LINKAGES

    The seesaw linkage between the C# and Bb table keys facilitates faster, smoother fingering technique.

    ADJUSTABLE VIBRATION-DAMPING BAR

    This enhancement dampens sympathetic vibrations in the right-hand F# key, thus stabilizing the production of notes in the lower register.

    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 than plastic touches when wet.

    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 center 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.

    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.

    TRI-POINT BRACE

    The tri-point bell-bow brace ensures structural stability and rigidity and enhances resonance even at fortissimo levels.

    YANAGISAWA SAXOPHONES - TONE WITH RESONANCE, FINESSE WITH POWER.

    Since their founding in 1896 Yanagisawa has held true to a singular passion: handcrafting the world’s finest saxophones unrivalled in both tone and ease of play. Yanagisawa’s superb ergonomic key-work is second to none and has earned the loyalty and respect of professionals the world over.

    Whether you are looking for a high quality student saxophone or a top-level professional instrument, Yanagisawa’s handcrafted, Japanese-made saxophones will deliver the finest playing experience.

    The very latest addition to the Yanagisawa range is the new WO series of Alto Saxophones. Both the WO ‘Professional’ and WO ‘Elite’ models illustrate the desire to continually improve what is already a world-leading design. With a number of newly refined key types designed for enhanced playing comfort; a unique palm key plate for broad register resonance; and a special neck plate for focussing the tone, Yanagisawa WO series Alto Saxophones are once again redefining true instrumental brilliance.

    Yanagisawa saxophones are the choice of numerous top-level artists across the world including: Antonio Hart, Marshall McDonald, Tommy Smith, Snake Davis, The Lovely Laura and Jess Gillam.

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