The freshly redesigned WO series brings the first major update to the Yanagisawa brand in over 20 years, bringing an enhanced sound and aesthetic to all their handmade professional and elite models.
The Yanagisawa TWO1 Professional Tenor Saxophone updates and replaces the respected and versatile T901 model, featuring a new brass alloy, redesigned bore and increased mass at the top of the instrument thanks to the new palm key rib and neck plate badge.
The TWO1 features newly designed keywork that ensures comfort and dexterity, such as the newly redesigned Front F key and ergonomic placement of the right hand side keys and Eb/C keys. Each key post is individually soldered to the instrument body, meaning the sax is lighter and has a quicker response. Metal reflectors are used on the pads to add further clarity and playing response to the instrument while the Tri-point Brace holds the bell and body of the saxophone firmly in place, ensuring a secure construction even when played to the extremes.
The TWO1 Tenor Sax includes a Yanagisawa Ebonite Mouthpiece and Deluxe Yanagisawa case with backpack straps.
Also available in Black Lacquer (TWO1B), Silver Plate (TWO1S) and Unlacquered finish (TWO1U). Please call for more information.
For bronze bodied models, please see the TWO2.
Range: Low Bb to High F#
Materials: Brass Body, Bell, Neck, Keys. Lacquered.
Hand Engraving on the bell
Octave Key System: Fluororesin Non-Stick Mechanism, with a non-stick coating, Yanagisawa have ensured a more reliable action than the standard key mechanism.
Air-tight, Waterproof Pads: Extended pad life and precise seals on the tone holes.
Metal Pad Reflectors: Adds clarity to the tone and improves the response across the whole instrument.
White Shell Keys: Indented shell keys ensure optimal grip and increased comfort on the player's fingers and prevent slipping even in the most technically demanding passages.
Palm Key Plate: Now as standard on the WO series, the addition of the palm key plate delivers high range resonance, acoustic depth, added projection and added tonal stability.
Neck plate: Gives a tighter, more controlled tone and a great aesthetic look around the octave key system.
Stronger Bell Arm Keys and Key Buffers: Improved reliability and action on the lower notes.
Blue Steel Springs: Offer enhanced key action vs. stainless steel, holding their tension more effectively.
Thumb Rest: Four small points of contact minimise the effect on the tone of the instrument, while still providing comfort and support.
Balanced Tri-Point Brace: Firm link between the body and bell of the horn, providing strong structural support.
Also Includes a Yanagisawa Ebonite Mouthpiece and Deluxe Yanagisawa case with backpack straps.