Yanagisawa TWO20 Tenor Saxophone
The Yanagisawa TWO20 Tenor Saxophone Lacquered Finish is an upgraded replacement for the 992 series, featuring a stunning bronze lacquered body which pro…
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Yanagisawa TWO20 Tenor Saxophone
The Yanagisawa TWO20 Tenor Saxophone is an upgraded replacement for the 992 series, featuring a stunning bronze lacquered body which provides a much darker edge and superb tonal range. The Elite Yanagisawa model comes with mechanically superior design features and is ideal for accomplished players. The difference between this saxophone and the 992 series is the newly engineered bore and toneholes that directly help to achieve a smoother blow as well as more precise intonation. Unlike the 992 models this saxophone features exclusive components like new front F keys, ride side keys and right pinky key. In addition to previous models this sax features a palm key plate that delivers high range resonance, acoustic depth, and added projection and tonal stability. An upgraded metal key buffer offers increased longevity and accuracy. A double arm on the bell key removes the chances of twisting or distortion of the tone hole cup, and as a result provides a reliable performance and tonal integrity. This sax features an original hand engraved design by highly skilled craftsmen and comes with a fabric covered, woodshell case and Yanagisawa branded ebonite mouthpiece.
Yanagisawa has redesigned many elements of the tenor saxophone to make it a better instrument for accomplished players. 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#, Bb and b keys have been adapted to feature a rocking table (see-saw) mechanism that enables optimal speed and fluidity between these pitches. The Two20 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 use blue steel springs as opposed to stainless steel as they are more efficient and hold tension more effectively, therefore enhance the key action. Featuring an overslung octave mechanism which is considered by professionals to provide much quicker, more responsive action. Made from a more expensive material which tends to be found on high-end models. Yanagisawa provide players with equipment that is flexible to play throughout most musical ranges, so when the tenor 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 bronze body which is suited to both accomplished players. Also featured on this model is a newly designed, newly engineered and specially sourced brass material for improved sound and sonority. 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 angle of the right pinky key has been developed to give players a smoother fingering experience, as well as additional feet added to the right side key to provide a better feel during play.
The Two20 saxophone features a stunning bronze body that offers dark and rich tones to the instrument – perfect for mellow music. The colour difference between the bronze body and brass mechanisms give a lovely aesthetic touch.
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 tenor 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.
Everything You Need
The Two20 Yanagisawa tenor saxophone includes a premium fabric covered hard case with an outer pocket that is ideal for sheet music or small accessory, and back straps which are perfect for a travelling musician. The case stores the instrument safely so there is no need to worry about it getting damaged between rehearsals and concerts. Yanagisawa have also included a top quality ebonite mouthpiece and ligature so once you receive your parcel you will have everything that you need to play straight from the box. These trusted saxophones are individually play tested prior to being shipped – for absolute certainty of their quality.
- Key: Bb
- Range: Low Bb to High F#
- Body: Bronze
- Bow: Bronze
- Bell: Bronze
- Keys: Brass
- Finish: Lacquered
- Neck: Bronze
- Neck Type: Detachable Neck
- Included Accessories: Fabric Covered Woodshell Case with Outer Pocket and Back Straps + Yanagisawa Branded Ebonite Mouthpiece and Ligature
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