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Yanagisawa TWO33 Tenor Saxophone Silver Neck, Bell, Brass Body
The Yanagisawa TWO33 Tenor Saxophone Silver Neck, Bell, Brass Body is, like the Two30 & Two32 models, an upgraded replacement for the 992 series. This sax features a brass body and silver neck & bell and is suitable for an accomplished player. The Two33 is an elite instrument with mechanically superior design features. This series of saxophones all benefit from a redesigned core brass material and re-engineered bore and toneholes. The difference between this saxophone and the Two30 model is the overslung octave mechanism, which is standard to most regular saxophones and is the simplest to manufacture. Unlike the 992 series it delivers great tonal range and unrivalled depth and flexibility. 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 keys removes the chance of twisting or distortion of the tone hole cup as well as ensuring 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 & B keys have been adapted to feature a rocking table (see-saw) mechanism that enables optimal speed and fluidity between these pitches. The Two33 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. 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 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 improved angle of the right pinky key has given players a smoother fingering experience, as well as additional feet added to the right side key to provide a better feel during play.
The Two33 saxophone features a stunning brass body that offers superb tonal range with unrivalled depth and flexibility. The colour difference between the brass body and silver 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 Two33 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: Brass
- Bow: Brass
- Bell: Silver
- Keys: Brass
- Finish: Lacquered
- Neck: Silver
- 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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