Yanagisawa 992 Alto Sax


Yanagisawa 992 Alto Sax
Bronze body

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Yanagisawa 992 Alto Sax

The Yanagisawa 992 Alto Sax features a bronze body with brass key work, all with a clear lacquer finish. With a heritage of instrument-making in Japan that traces back to 1893, Yanagisawa is recognised today as a maker of the most carefully handcrafted family of artist-level saxophones in the world. In models ranging from sopranino to baritone, these superb instruments have won the praise of many celebrated musicians.

Octave system
Both ends of the octave key axis rotate in a receptacle that is coated to insure a smooth operation every time
Yanagisawa 992 Alto Sax
Rocking table mechanism
The C# and Bb keys have a rocking table mechanism that allows for optimal speed and fluidity between these pitches
Yanagisawa 992 Alto Sax
Double connected table key
Not only are the C# and Bb keys connected with the oscillating table mechanism, but the C# and B have also adopted this same motion
Yanagisawa 992 Alto Sax
F-auxiliary key mechanism
Insures a proper seal of the pads when playing in the low range of the saxophone
Yanagisawa 992 Alto Sax
“Indented” white shell keys
A player’s fingers will rest comfortably in the indented white shell keys. The white shells also enhance the beauty of the instrument while also preventing the player’s fingers from slipping during technical passages
Yanagisawa 992 Alto Sax
Ribbed construction
Posts are connected to a single metal rib that is soldered to the body of the saxophone – this adds to the durability and longevity of the instrument
Yanagisawa 992 Alto Sax
Metal thumb rests
Both thumb rests on the saxophone are metal to match with the style of the saxophone and the right hand thumb hook is adjustable so that the performer can customize the feel of their saxophone
Yanagisawa 992 Alto Sax
Pointed pivot screw
The pivot screws that are used have a pointed end which facilitates an accurate center and precise action
Yanagisawa 992 Alto Sax
Air-tight waterproof pad
The pads are completely air-tight which supports stability in playing and their life is extended thanks to being waterproof
Yanagisawa 992 Alto Sax
Metal resonator
The metal resonators give clarity to the sound of the instrument in all dynamic ranges
Yanagisawa 992 Alto Sax
Blue steel springs
Blue steel springs give the player quick response and are much more resilient than stainless steel (they also last much longer)
Yanagisawa 992 Alto Sax
Double braced arm
Two separate arms connect to the pad cup to ensure proper seating of the pad and improve the durability of the instrument
Yanagisawa 992 Alto Sax
Tri-point balanced bell brace
The bell and the body of the saxophone are firm connected by a tri-point balanced bell brace
Yanagisawa 992 Alto Sax

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