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Yanagisawa AWO10 Alto Saxophone - Lacquer

Overview
Features

Yanagisawa AWO10 Alto Saxophone - Lacquer


 

The AWO10 has replaced the A991, introducing a few new features. These new improvements include; A redesigned front F key for better fingering, Additional feet under the right side key levers (B­, C and high E) for a better touch, New pinky key angle for smoother fingering, New palm key plate, on all models for added high range resonance, acoustic depth and projection across all register, and exceptional tonal stability that were previously only available on the 99 series, An additional plated on the neck of the WO1 & WO2 for the tightening of the sound.

In addition to these new playing features the AWO series features a new style of engraving and a new style case with an additional pocket and backpack design making the new AWO series a more complete package.


 

Features:

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.

Palm-key reinforcement plate/Integrated post-rib construction;

Primarily intended to add strengh to the soldered interface between key posts and the body, the palm-key reinforcement 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, 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 center arms or hinge rods are an exact.

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.

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, rigidity and enhances resonance even at fortissimo levels.

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.

Bell Arm Keys

Double ArmUsing 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 BraceThe 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 AdjustableThe 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 HolesIn 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 MaterialThe WO series saxophones benefit from a newly designed, newly engineered and specially sourced brass material for improved sound and sonority.

C# - Bb - B Keys

 

C# - Bb - B Rocking Key

The C#, Bb and B keys are all connected via a rocking / see-saw mechanism. This is a unique Yanagisawa feature and ensures the easiest transition between these pitches.

WO10 / WO20 Style Hand Engraved

Yanagisawa WO10 and WO20 series saxophones now feature a uniquely styled, hand engraved pattern.

F Auxiliary Key

F-Auxiliary KeyThis mechanism fitted to the F-Aux key ensures a proper seal of the pads when playing in the low ranges of the saxophone.

WO Series Redesigned front F Key

The Front F key on WO series saxophones has been redesigned to further improve the ease of fingering.

 

Rib Mounted Key Work

This is an enhanced design with the keys mounted to a rib plate which in turn is mounted to the body. This not only gives added strength to the keywork, but has the added benefit of improved resonance and tonal stability.

Mouthpiece

Ebonite MouthpiecesEbonite 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

An underslung octave mechanism is considered to have a much quicker, more responsive action. It is also a more complex and expensive system to manufacture. So underslung octave keys are to be found on saxophones from the 991 / AWO10 series upwards.

Octave System

Fluororesin Non-Stick Mechanism

A standard octave key mechanisms can get sticky over time, Yanagisawa's flouroresin, non-stick coating ensures a reliable action with no stickiness.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

£2799.00

WAS £2910.00

Yanagisawa A-WO10 Alto Saxophone - Lacquer
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