Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Yanagisawa

Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Yanagisawa

Yanagisawa SS992 Soprano Saxophone, Bronze

The Yanagisawa SS992 features the same pitch stability, tonal quality and mechanical sophistication as the SS991 but the bronze adds a warmth and depth to the tone. Handmade in Japan by specialized artisan craftsmen, the Yanagisawa saxophone is the epitome of perfection on intonation, ergonomics & build quality. Yanagisawa specializes in only manufacturing handmade professional saxophones. They offer some of the best values on the planet for a professional sax. With resonance and a refined sound the 992 series has outstanding evenness of intonation over its entire range at all dynamic levels. 

The Yanagisawa 992 series has various upgrades over the 902 series: The body is 2 piece and comes supplied with a straight and curved neck. The posts that hold the keys in place are mounted onto strong support straps that run the length of the instrument, this adds weight and support to the body and influences the carrying power of the tone.

Octave system

Both ends of the octave key axis rotate in a receptacle that is coated to insure a smooth operation every time
   
Rocking table mechanism

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

Double connected table key

Not only are the C# and Bb keys connected with the oscillating table mechanism, but the C# and B have also adopted this same motion
   
"Indented" white shell keys

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

Both thumb rests on the saxophone are metal to match with the style of the saxophone and the right hand thumb hook is adjustable so that the performer can customize the feel of their saxophone
   
Pointed pivot screw

The pivot screws that are used have a pointed end which facilitates an accurate center and precise action
   
Air-tight waterproof pad

The pads are completely air-tight which supports stability in playing and their life is extended thanks to being waterproof
   
Metal resonator

The metal resonators give clarity to the sound of the instrument in all dynamic ranges
   
Blue steel springs

Blue steel springs give the player quick response and are much more resilient than stainless steel (they also last much longer)

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