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AWO2 Alto Sax - Bronze

MRSP: POA

AW02 - Professional Model. The upgraded replacement for the legendary A902 series, this AWO2 bronze model is suited just as well to aspiring beginners as to experienced professionals. It has a strong tonal core thanks to a re-engineered bore and toneholes, plus many upgraded features exclusive to the WO series such as newly designed Front F Keys, Ride Side Keys and Right Pinky Key.

Key: Eb
Range: Low Bb to High F#
Body: Bronze
Bow: Bronze
Bell: Bronze
Keys: Brass
Finish: Lacquered
Neck: Bronze
Neck Type: Detachable Neck
Case: Fabric Covered, Woodshell case with outer pocket and Backstraps

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.

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

WO Series Bore and Tone HolesIn Yanagisawa's desire to constantly innovate, all new WO series saxophones have a newly engineered bore and toneholes. This helps achieve a smoother blow and even more precise intonation.

Brass / Material

WO Series Brass MaterialThe WO series saxophones benefit from a newly designed, newly engineered and specially sourced brass material for improved sound and sonority.

C# - Bb Keys

C# - Bb Rocking KeyThe C# and Bb keys have a rocking table / see-saw mechanism that allows for optimal speed and fluidity between these pitches.

Engraving

WO1 / WO2 Style Hand EngravedYanagisawa WO1 and WO2 series saxophones now feature a uniquely styled, hand engraved pattern.

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

WO Series Redesigned front F KeyThe Front F key on WO series saxophones has been redesigned to further improve the ease of fingering.

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.

Neck Plate

WO Series Neck PlateFor Overslung necks, this new plate exclusive to the WO1 and WO2 models gives a tighter, more controlled tone.

Octave Key Type

OverslungAn overslung octave mechanism is the standard system employed by most regular saxophones. It is the simplest mechanism for manufacture, and is to be found on 901, 902, AW01 and AW02 models. This system is also used on solid silver tenor models.

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

WO Series Palm Key PlatePreviously only available on the 99* series saxophones, the WO Series' addition of the 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

WO Series Right Pinky Key
The angle of the Right 'Pinky' key on WO series saxophones has been improved to give a smoother fingering feel.

Right Side Key

WO Series Right Side KeyThe Right side key levers on WO series saxophones now has additional feet for a better touch. This affects the Bb, C and E.

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.

"Needed some setting up. Had a few leaks. Has a versatile tone"

Maxine, United Kingdom

"Good quality saxophone with mellow tone."

Ida, United Kingdom

"Beautifully made - reliable (if it's anything like my tenor) Looking forward to getting to grips with it"

Guy, United Kingdom

"Love it...:)"

keith, United Kingdom

"Very happy with it. Excellent sound, quality and joy to play. "

zoran, United Kingdom

"A great saxophone and it fits my small hands better than any other pro level sax I've tried."

Raymond, United Kingdom

"Lovely mellow sound. Beautiful colour. Very responsive keys. I love it."

Susan, United Kingdom

"A beautiful instrument with the slickest keywork that I've ever played. The tone quality of the bronze has a lot of character and stood out in comparison with others."

James, United Kingdom

"Brilliant,so easy to play."

Peter, United Kingdom

"Had to exchange first one supplied because 'octave D/E' was sharp. Replacement one still has a slight tendency to be sharp on 'octave D' but is much better. Otherwise it is an excellent instrument with good tuning across the full range and excellent low section"

Tony, United Kingdom

"Love it. Great tone, easy keys, great fun."

Keith, United Kingdom

"Looking for an upgrade . Liked the tone and key positions.."

Claire, United Kingdom

"It is amazing!"

Conor, United Kingdom

"I've only owned two other saxes and out of them this has been the best so far. It has perfect intonation, the build quality is superb, and it plays smooth from high to low. I absolutely love that this company offered a bronze body sax. No other maker has this. This sax has been such an upgrade from my Taiwanese Selmer. I know I'll keep this sax the rest of my life."

Andrew, United States of America

"Excellent, simply fantastic in every way."

Ethan, United Kingdom
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