Yanagisawa AWO1 Alto Saxophone, Brass Overview
Tonal excellence. Combined with unparalleled Japanese build quality. This is what defines the Yanagisawa AWO1. By building on the success of the legendary A901, Yanagisawa have been able to make an alto sax for those wanting to take music seriously.
Made from newly engineered brass, the AWO1 has an improved sound that’s rife with sonority. And once combined with the re-designed bore and tone holes, you can hear the strong tonal core with flawless intonation.
The fresh design of the AWO1 has resulted in new front F keys, right side keys, and right pinky keys – all for your convenience. And for an added touch of luxury, the bell features uniquely styled engraving which has been meticulously done by hand.
Top Quality Materials
Yanagisawa have redesigned the saxophone’s materials to improve the sound of the instrument. The AWO1 alto sax benefits from a newly designed, newly engineered and specially sourced brass material for improved sound and sonority. To link the bell and body together, Yanagisawa uses a balanced tri-point brace. The balanced brace ensure structural resilience and firm resonance, even during the loudest fortissimos.
To help minimise any negative resonance, Yanagisawa has designed the thumb rest and hook to be mounted to the body by only four small points of contact. Plus, as the thumb rest is made of brass, it permits a more consistent tonal range.
Unlike similarly priced saxophones, the AWO1 uses metal reflectors instead of plastic. These add clarity and improve the response across the entire dynamic range. And once combined with the airtight waterproof pads, you can perform in confidence knowing that the intonation is going to be rock solid.
Attention to Detail
The main reason that musicians choose Yanagisawa is the amount of effort they put into the attention to detail. On the bell of the AWO1, you will find uniquely styled engraving which has been meticulously done by the Yanagisawa artisans in Japan. Even the key tops they use are made from white shell to prevent your fingers from slipping, even during technical passages.
Everything You Need
When you receive your new saxophone, you will notice that it comes with a few extra accessories. The included case has a hard wood shell which is then covered in fabric for a smart aesthetic. On the outside of the case you will find two handles, padded backpack straps which can be removed, and a large accessory pocket – perfect for all of your sheet music and manuscript. The inside is lined with a soft touch material, and has even more space for accessories. As well as a case, you will also receive a Yanagisawa ebonite mouthpiece and ligature so you can get started straight away.
- Key: Eb
- Range: Low Bb to High F#
- Body: Brass
- Bow: Brass
- Bell: Brass
- Keys: Brass
- Finish: Lacquered
- Neck: Brass
- Neck Type: Detachable Neck
- Included Accessories: Fabric Covered Woodshell Case + Yanagisawa Branded Ebonite Mouthpiece and Ligature
Sax w/neck weight: 2.45kg – Cased weight: 5.60kg – Packaged weight: 8.0kg
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