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Yanagisawa BWO30BSB Baritone Saxophone
The Yanagisawa BWO30BSB Baritone Saxophone Silver Neck and Body features a beautiful solid silver body with a stunning lacquered brass bow and bell. An elite instrument with mechanically superior design features aimed at excelling students and professionals, this sax includes key features of the popular B901 model as well as some additional design elements for improved performance and sound. The difference between this model and the BWO10/20 is the professional solid silver finish that produces a tone that balances the purity of silver with the directness of brass. Unlike the BWO1 model the keys are attached to a rib plate before being mounted onto the saxophone, resulting in improved resonance and tonal stability. In addition to previous models, this sax features a palm key plate that delivers high range resonance, acoustic depth, added projection and tonal stability. An upgraded metal key buffer offers increased longevity and accuracy. A double arm on the bell key lessens the chance of twisting or distortion of the tone hole cup – enabling reliable performance and tonal integrity. This sax features an original hand engraved design by highly skilled craftsmen and comes with a leatherette covered, wood shell case and Yanagisawa branded ebonite mouthpiece.
Yanagisawa has redesigned many elements of the baritone saxophone to make it a better instrument for advancing students and professionals alike. As standard octave key mechanisms can get sticky over time, Yanagisawa has used fluororesin, non-stick coating to ensure a reliable action with no stickiness for years to come. The C# and Bb keys have been adapted to feature a rocking table (see-saw) mechanism that enables optimal speed and fluidity between these pitches. The B9930 features metal, adjustable buffers which as opposed to a plastic material increases longevity and accuracy, as well as allowing players to have full aperture control of the bell tone holes. Yanagisawa uses blue steel springs as opposed to stainless steel as they are more efficient and hold tension more effectively, enhancing the key action. Yanagisawa provide players with equipment that is flexible to play throughout most musical ranges, so when the baritone saxophone is being played in low ranges the pads will stay well sealed because of the F-auxiliary key that Yanagisawa use on the instrument.
Yanagisawa has developed the saxophone’s materials in order to improve the sound of the instrument. This particular model features a stunning solid silver body which gives a wonderful tone that balances the purity of silver with the directness of brass. Also featured on this model is a newly designed, newly engineered and specially sourced brass material for improved sound and sonority. Yanagisawa’s thumb rest and hook is mounted to the body by only four small points of contact, so unlike many inferior rests, it has minimal negative resonant impact. As the thumb rest is made of brass, it permits a more consistent tonal range. A white shell lining has been added to the keys to make the saxophone more eye catching and to reduce the chance of the player’s fingers slipping during a technical passage.
The Yanagisawa B9930 is made of a custom set of materials that give it a very unique sound. The neck and body of the instrument are made from a stunning solid silver that adds clarity and warmth to the instruments tone. The brass bow and bell then aids the projection of the instrument, giving the lower notes plenty of projection and accuracy.
Pivot Screws & Bell Brace
Yanagisawa saxophones feature special pointed pivot screws in the centre of all of the arms. These screws accurately control the stability of the centre arms and help to achieve a high precision action.
The bell and body of the saxophone are linked together by a three-point, balanced brace that enables structural security and firm resonance, despite fortissimo being sought.
Hand Engraved & Ebonite Mouthpiece
For a luxury finish the Yanagisawa baritone saxophones feature an attractive and uniquely styled hand engraved pattern on the instrument’s body. Also included is a Yanagisawa branded ebonite mouthpiece – a favourite among sax players. Popular because they produce lovely warm tones and are able to fit into an ensemble seamlessly.
- Key: Eb
- Range: Low A to High F#
- Body: Solid Silver
- Bow: Brass
- Bell: Brass
- Keys: Brass
- Finish: Lacquered
- Neck: Solid Silver
- Neck Type: Detachable Neck
- Included Accessories: Leatherette Covered Woodshell Case + Yanagisawa Branded Ebonite Mouthpiece and Ligature