Yanagisawa 981 Sopranino Sax
The Yanagisawa 981 Sopranino Sax is a beautiful little saxophone that delivers a breathtaking clarity in the upper registers.
Low Bb to High E, Brass body, bell & keys, Lacquer finish.
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Yanagisawa 981 Sopranino Sax
The Yanagisawa 981 Sopranino Sax is a beautiful little saxophone that delivers a breathtaking clarity in the upper registers. Referred to as an SN901 in Japan, this sopranino has the build quality and feature set of the regular 901 series models. A genuine pleasure to play and hear, the Yanagisawa 981 Sopranino Sax uses its brass body to deliver a clear and crisp tone.
Range: Low Bb to High E
Neck Type: One Piece Instrument
Case: Leatherette Covered, Woodshell
White Shell LiningA 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 MountedThe standard design for most regular saxes, the keys of the Yanagisawa 981 Sopranino Sax are mounted directly to the saxophone body.
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.
Fluororesin Non-Stick MechanismAs standard octave key mechanisms can get sticky over time, Yanagisawa’s flouroresin, non-stick coating ensures a reliable action with no stickiness.
Plastic ReflectorsPlastic reflectors fitted to the underside of the pads help the sound to project appropriately.
Air Tight Waterproof PadYanagisawa’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.
Pointed Pivot ScrewsSpecial pointed pivot screws are used in all centre arms on theYanagisawa 981 Sopranino Sax. These screws precisely maintain the stability of the centre arms, and help achieve a very high precision action.
Right pinky key
Right side key
Blue Steel SpringsBlue 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.
“I started realizing that music is the one area where I’ve always let go. When that saxophone goes into my mouth, I get into a space where I never think about the notes I’ve already played or anticipate the notes ahead.” – Kenny G
“If you like an instrument that sings, play the saxophone. At its best it’s like the human voice.” – Stan Getz
“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.” Plato