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Alto Sax - Pink Gold Plated Bronze

A992PGAlto Sax - Pink Gold Plated Bronze

MRSP: POA

The 992 (bronze) series are the next step up for the pro-player. With a superb, upgraded set of features including fully rib-mounted keywork, an underslung octave key and adjustable metal bell key buffers, an even higher level of tonal integrity is within reach. This Pink Gold Plated instrument is truly a luxurious affair, with the rose-coloured gold adding extra depth to the timbre.

Alto 90* and 99* series models have now been replaced with the WO series models. Please refer to the AWO1/AWO2/AWO10/AWO20/AW030/AWO37 for Yanagisawa's current Alto saxophone range.

Key: Eb
Range: Low Bb to High F#
Body: Bronze Pink Gold Plated
Bow: Bronze Pink Gold Plated
Bell: Bronze Pink Gold Plated
Keys: Brass Pink Gold Plated
Finish: Lacquered
Neck: Bronze Pink Gold Plated
Neck Type: Detachable Neck
Case: Leatherette Covered, Woodshell

Bell Arm Keys

Double ArmUsing double arms on the Bell Keys, helps to keep the tone holes fully sealed by removing the chances of twisting or distortion of the tone hole cup. This in turn helps ensure reliable performance and tonal integrity.

Bell Brace

Balanced Tri-Point BraceThe bell and body are firmly linked by a three-point, balanced brace which ensures structural resiliance and firm resonance, even when fortissimo is sought.

Bell Key Buffer

Metal AdjustableThe buffers used on the bell keys are metal - and therefore offer increased longevity and accuracy over plastic - and are fully adjustable. This means the aperture of the bell toneholes are within your control.

Bore and Tone Holes

Yanagisawa Standard

Brass / Material

Yanagisawa Standard

C# - Bb - B Keys

C# - Bb - B Rocking KeyThe C#, Bb and B keys are all connected via a rocking / see-saw mechanism. This is a unique Yanagisawa feature and ensures the easiest transition between these pitches.

Engraving

Hand EngravedEach Yanagisawa saxophone is hand engraved by highly skilled craftsmen.

F Auxiliary Key

F-Auxiliary KeyThis mechanism fitted to the F-Aux key ensures a proper seal of the pads when playing in the low ranges of the saxophone.

Front F Key

Yanagisawa Standard

Key Decoration

White Shell LiningA player's fingers will rest comfortably in the indented white shell keys. The white shell also enhances the beauty of the instrument while also preventing the player's fingers from slipping during technical passages.

Key Work Mounting

Rib MountedThis is an enhanced design with the keys mounted to a rib plate which in turn is mounted to the body. This not only gives added strength to the keywork, but has the added benefit of improved resonance and tonal stability.

Mouthpiece

Ebonite MouthpiecesEbonite mouthpieces are favoured for their warm tone and ability to fit into an ensemble seamlessly. However, as players discover their own voice, switching to another style of mouthpiece can open up a whole world of new tonal possibilities. Metal mouthpieces are often favoured by Jazz players or soloists who need to stand out from the crowd.

Octave Key Type

UnderslungAn underslung octave mechanism is considered to have a much quicker, more responsive action. It is also a more complex and expensive system to manufacture. So underslung octave keys are to be found on saxophones from the 991 / AWO10 series upwards.

Octave System

Fluororesin Non-Stick MechanismAs standard octave key mechanisms can get sticky over time, Yanagisawa's flouroresin, non-stick coating ensures a reliable action with no stickiness.

Pad Reflector

Metal ReflectorsMetal reflectors are an improvement upon the standard plastic reflectors, and they add clarity to the tone and improve playing response across the whole dynamic range.

Pad Type

Air Tight Waterproof PadYanagisawa's superb waterproof pad is totally air tight which allows complete confidence in the instrument's tonal integrity, plus the waterproof material offers a greatly extended pad life.

Palm Key Plate

Palm Key PlateThe palm key plate delivers high range resonance, acoustic depth, added projection and added tonal stability.

Pivot Screws

Pointed Pivot ScrewsSpecial pointed pivot screws are used in all centre arms on Yanagisawa saxophones. These screws precisely maintain the stability of the centre arms, and help achieve a very high precision action.

Right Pinky Key

Yanagisawa Standard

Right Side Key

Yanagisawa Standard

Spring Type

Blue Steel SpringsBlue Steel Spring are better than stainless steel - as used on most other saxes - as they hold tension more effectively, and therefore enhance the key action.

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