Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Yanagisawa

Chuck Levin's is an authorized dealer of Yanagisawa

Yanagisawa TWO20 Professional B-Flat Tenor Saxophone - Bronze

    Get A Strong Tonal Core Thanks To A Re-Engineered Bore And Toneholes, Plus Many Upgraded Features - The Yanagisawa TWO20 Professional B-Flat Tenor Saxophone

    The upgraded replacement for the highly regarded 992 series, this TWO20 bronze model is an instrument for the accomplished player. It delivers a superb tonal range with an unmistakably darker edge thanks to the fine bronze body, and it also benefits from the WO series re-engineered bore and toneholes, and re-sourced and redesigned core brass material. This model also has 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

    - - - - - Double Arm

    Using double arms on the Bell Keys, helps to keep the tone holes fully sealed by removing the chances of twisting or distortion of the tone hole cup. This in turn helps ensure reliable performance and tonal integrity.

    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.

    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.

    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, W01 and W02 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 REFLECTOR

    - - - - - Metal Reflectors

    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

    - - - - - 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.

    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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