Tenor Sax - Brass
Tenor Sax - Brass Tenor Sax - Brass Tenor Sax - Brass

TWO1Tenor Sax - Brass


TW01 - Professional Model. The upgraded replacement for the T901 series, this TWO1 brass 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: Bb
Range: Low Bb to High F#
Body: Brass
Bow: Brass
Bell: Brass
Keys: Brass
Finish: Lacquered
Neck: Brass
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.


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.


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, W01 and W02 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.

"It's fantastic, the keys are closer together which suit my small to medium hands. The sound quality and key response are great. The finish and precise engineering are amazing. It is so much easier to play than my beginners hire tenor sax. Thank you!"

Martin, United Kingdom

"Quality instrument"

Paul, United Kingdom

"Still testing"

Paul, United Kingdom

"clear tone..nice action plays really well"

Nigel, United Kingdom

"Much more life than my previous Tenor, and I was able to play the whole range of the instrument effortlessly 1st TIme out of the box. Very commanding and forward sounding instrument - just what I needed."

Ken, United Kingdom


Andrew, United Kingdom

"It's nice."

Henry, United Kingdom

"It is a precision engineered instrument. The ergonomics of the Keys is excellent and the tone and projection is very good."

James, United Kingdom

"Lovely tone, great build quality"

Peter, United Kingdom

"It's excellent quality, lovely tone, easy to blow. Very decent instrument."

Sallie, United Kingdom

"Excellent at the moment!"

Colin, United Kingdom

"Wow, my old 901 was a superb sax, but the TW01 takes it a step higher - beautiful tone, I also kept my gold plated neck which gives individual crisp sound, easy to blow, new key ergonomics absolutely spot on, great looking kit, and well designed case"

Mick, United Kingdom

"A really nice instrument to play."

Ruairidh, United Kingdom

"it's perfect"

Devreux, Belgium

"Very good quality, free blowing, excellent intonation."

Richard, United Kingdom

"First impressions a clear tone, easy blowing, good ergonomics for my fingers. Mechanism, especially on the rh keys, firm with little travel needed, quiet in use (no rattles)."

Philip, United Kingdom

"I have played a Trevor James Revolution for the last few years and I immediately noticed a variety of differences with the TW01: the instrument was more comfortable to hold, hand fell naturally to the keys and the tone was smooth and immediate. It was easier to play, more consistent and builds confidence quickly and easily - a wonderful instrument. I tried seven different tenors in Wood Wind and Reed before choosing the TW01 and, other than the Yani bronze model this was my favourite each time I played it. Thank you"

Thomas, United Kingdom

"A fantastic horn with a deep, rich tone. The bodywork is beautiful and the provided mouthpiece is of professional standard in its own right. "

William, United Kingdom

"very good sound, responsive keys and easy to play"

Harry, United Kingdom

"I love it, the quality of the saxophones sound is amazing"

Zak, United Kingdom