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T992Tenor Sax - Bronze

MRSP: £4,525.00

The T992 bronze models have often been referred to as the finest models in the Yanagisawa range. The bronze metal delivers a darker, warm tone, sometimes likened to classic old American saxes. Although similar to the 901 series at their core, they have a superb, upgraded set of features including fully rib-mounted keywork and adjustable metal bell key buffers, so an even higher level of tonal integrity is within reach.

Key: Bb
Range: Low Bb to High F#
Body: Bronze
Bow: Bronze
Bell: Bronze
Keys: Brass
Finish: Lacquered
Neck: Bronze
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 Rocking KeyThe C# and Bb keys have a rocking table / see-saw mechanism that allows for optimal speed and fluidity between these pitches.


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.


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.

"Pure tone, excellent ergonomics."

Neville, United Kingdom

"This saxophone is in one word , GREAT. It does all that is expected and more,the keywork and action are second to none. Im sorry I did not get a Yangisawa as my first pro horn as my first purchase.after a recommendation.This instrument is outstanding, in sound and quality. "

RAYMOND,PAUL, United Kingdom

"The T992, plays great, feels great and has a lovely warm sound"

Richard, United Arab Emirates

"I absolutely adore it! Such a rich tone! I previously played a Yamaha Alto for ten years from learner to grade 8 and I have always wanted a Tenor. My teacher who I admire greatly played a Yani and I absolutely adore mine! It's warm, full and can be played with softness/punch at will!"

Remi, United Kingdom

"Fantastic! Lovely mellow tone, very easy indeed to play softly and expressively"

Andrew, United Kingdom

"Great (I can't remember the exact date of purchase)"

David, United Kingdom


John, United Kingdom

"Great horn! In tune! Great features to help the sax player in his playing and to keep maintenance to a minimum. ****I would like to know please when it was made based on its serial number 992 00331516? Previous owner bought it at Long & McQuade in St. John, New-Brunswick, Canada"

Martin, Canada

"I am a beginner with only 9 months experience. I felt that it was time to graduate from my Yamaha YTS280. I tried various tenors by Selmer, Hanson and a new TW010. The TW010 was much more suited to my hand size and the keywork was noticeable neater and felt more precise. The shop had recently taken a second hand T992 into stock. After trying it I was sure that it was for me. it sounded deep and resonant and had the same precision in the keys. As it was 2nd hand and well within budget, I purchased it. I hope to have many years with this horn and it will help me to grow and improve as a player. Please can you tell me what year it was manufactured?"

Edward, United Kingdom

"So far, very good. I have trouble hitting a G2; it tends to jump to overtone D"

Graham, United Kingdom