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Yanagisawa SWO10U Soprano Saxophone
The Yanagisawa SWO10U Soprano Saxophone is their top unlacquered brass model, admired for its solid record of reliability and refinements of core features.
Elite model: Equipped with new necks (in both of curved and straight designs) that offer an improved playing experience with tonal stability, this instrument deliver a more focused tonal core with just the right balance of resistance.
- Key: Bb
- High-F# key
- Body tubing: Brass
- Two gold-lacquered necks included
- Case included
- Ebonite mouthpiece
Fluororesin-sleeved octave rocker
Lost motion is eliminated and smooth octave-key action is ensured by rounding the octave rocker ends and Fluororesin-coating the receiving sleeves they contact.
C#-Bb table key linkages
The seesaw linkage between the C# and Bb table keys facilitates faster, smoother fingering technique.
C#-B table key linkages
The additional slider mechanism between the C# and B table keys is a proprietary Yanagisawa design that allows smoother finger transitions between these notes.
Genuine mother-of-pearl touches
Indented mother-of-pearl key touches are attractive, afford the fingertips a more natural fit and feel, and are less slippery than plastic touches when wet.
Metal thumb hook & rest
Designed to make minimal point contact with the body, the thumb hook enables the instrument to resonate more freely while the brass thumb rest allows for smoother response and improved tonal balance.
Pointed pivot screws
For the utmost in precision and reliability, pointed pivot screws ensure that center arms or hinge rods are an exact fit.
Sealed, waterproof pads
Airtight pads facilitate balanced, leak-free play while quality waterproofing extends pad service life.
Blued-steel needle springs are more elastic than the stainless-steel variety, offer faster action and render a better command of difficult passages.
New Features for the SWO10
Redesign of the taper and position of the tone holes allows for clearer intonation.
Right Pinky Key
Relocated the right pinky key allows for smoother fingering.
Left Palm Keys
Modified angle of the left palm keys ensuring easier fingering.
New Neck Plate
An additional plate on the neck of the Elite models for the tightening of the sound.
Changed the rod of the G key from brass to German silver making it stronger.
Redesigned hard shell case with fabric cover.
If Yanagisawa soprano saxes are over your budget take a look at the range of System 54 sopranos Saxophones
There is a choice of three finishes Pure brass Vintage style and Vintage gold
System 54 sopranos are made in Taiwan and are really good value. They look great and play great. So if you are on a budget then do consider these as an alternative. We think you would not be disappointed. We normally keep them in stock so do pop in and try one.