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S901Soprano Sax - Brass

MRSP: POA

The 901 (brass) and 902 (bronze) series have long been considered to be the reference point for a professional instrument. The choice of advancing students and seasoned professionals alike, 901 and 902 series instruments are loaded with many of the mechanically superior design features that have made Yanagisawa the leader in the field. This 901 brass soprano l has a one-piece body with a fixed neck and as such delivers a concise, clear tone across the range.

Key: Bb
Range: Low Bb to High F#
Body: Brass
Bow: Brass
Keys: Brass
Finish: Lacquered
Neck: Brass
Neck Type: One Piece Instrument
Case: Leatherette Covered, Woodshell

Bell Arm Keys

Single ArmYanagisawa's single arms used on the bell keys are extremely strong and have proved reliable for many years. Higher-End models can benefit from double arm bell keys.

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.

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

Body MountedThe standard design for most regular saxes, the keys are mounted directly to the saxophone body.

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 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

Plastic ReflectorsPlastic reflectors fitted to the underside of the pads help the sound to project appropriately.

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.

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.

"Just getting used to it!"

Philip, United Kingdom

"superb!"

John, United Kingdom

"Great sound, easy to play"

Sue, United Kingdom

"Very good (I can't remember the exact date I bought it)"

David, United Kingdom

"absolutely love it. a joy to play."

joseph, Ireland

"Superb!"

Paul, Belgium

"This soprano is a pure joy to play. The keys are fluid, no more intonation wrestling. This instrument helps me instead of putting obstacles in my way. It's bursting with melodies and tunes that are waiting to be played. Love it, love it, love it."

David, United Kingdom