Yanagisawa TWO1 – Professional Model
From aspiring beginners to experienced professionals, the TWO1 professional model has gained popularity with its strong tonal core. Key of Bb. Range from low Bb to high F#. All hand engraved. Yanagisawa ‘Professional’ models are free blowing, with a resonant tone, and deliver a superb performance across all musical genres. The student will develop their own unique style more easily due to both the advanced construction and ergonomic key design, and the advanced professional can be assured of both superior tone and a class-leading playing experience.
Yanagisawa TWO1 Tenor Saxophone, Brass Overview
Combined with unparalleled Japanese build quality. This is what defines the Yanagisawa TWO1. By building on the success of the legendary T901, Yanagisawa have been able to make a tenor sax for those wanting to take music seriously.
Made from newly engineered brass, the Yanagisawa TWO1 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 Yanagisawa TWO1 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.
Yanagisawa pride themselves on exceptional build quality. This is why all of their instruments are hand built by experienced artisans in Japan. Small details like coating the octave mechanism in flouroresin to ensure the action is reliable without sticking, to redesigning the front F key for ease of fingering all come together to produce this magnificent instrument.
To help even more with reliability, the buffers used on the bell keys are metal. These fully adjustable metal buffers increase longevity and accuracy compared to plastic buffers. This means the aperture of the bell tone holes are within your control.
To ensure you can play efficiently and effectively, the C# and Bb keys have a rocking table/see-saw mechanism. This mechanism guarantees the easiest transition between these pitches. All of the centre arms on all Yanagisawa saxophones use special pointed pivot screws. These screws precisely maintain the stability of the centre arms and help achieve an exact action.
Top Quality Materials
Yanagisawa have redesigned the saxophone’s materials to improve the sound of the instrument. The TWO1 tenor 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 TWO1 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 TWO1, 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: Bb
- 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
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