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

TWO10Tenor Sax - Brass


TW010 - Elite Model. The upgraded replacement for the 992 series, this TWO10 brass model is an instrument for the accomplished player. It delivers a superb tonal range with unrivalled depth and flexibility, it also benefits from the WO series re-engineered bore and toneholes, and re-sourced and redesigned core brass material. This model also has 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

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

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 - 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.


WO10 / WO20 Style Hand EngravedYanagisawa WO10 and WO20 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

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 / WO10 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

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.

"Beautiful sound, excellent craftmanship"

Andy, United Kingdom

"Very easy to play and has a nice tone, especially as I added a solid silver crook to it. Lovely case and supplied with good quality mouthpiece. "

George, United Kingdom

"I've never played the sax before but it is something I have always wanted to do. Now that l'm retired I can concentrate on this new challenge. I'm unable to compare this instrument to others as I'm new to this, but this sax seems so comfortable to play with a warm and gentle tone. After playing it for only a few days I'm already in love with it. In one word a masterpiece. "

Ronald, United Kingdom

"I'm unable to compare this instrument to others as I'm new to this, but this sax seems so comfortable to play with a warm and gentle tone. After playing it for only a few days I'm already in love with it. In one word a masterpiece."

Ronald, United Kingdom

"Love it "

Mark, United Kingdom

"A very well built tenor saxophone."

Augustin, Canada

"The saxophone is great"

Steve, United Kingdom

"Lovely instrument and very well made"

Linda, United Kingdom

"I have an alto and thought i would try a tenor and was blown away by it "

christopher, United Kingdom

"brilliant sound and workmanship"

christopher, United Kingdom

"this sax is brilliant, great warm sound and workmanship"

christopher, United Kingdom

"Of all the horns I tried the Yani stood out a mile."

Harry, United Kingdom

"I have owned 3 Yanagisawa saxes 2 tenors & 1 alto, all great instruments, but the TWO10 is by far the finest instrument I have ever played out of all the saxes I have ever owned, I feel I can play music in a way I never have before, I have only had it for 24 hours but I absolutely love it!!! "

David, United Kingdom


Sean, United Kingdom

"I already have a Yanagisawa alto sax, so knowing how good that one is I only ever considered a tenor from your company. Well constructed, sounds great and plays great."

Ian, United Kingdom

"I love it and being a retired watchmaker and jeweller can appreciate the build, quality and of course the tone. Though a beginner and a senior citizen I decided to purchase an instrument way above my playing ability and hope in time I will be able to do justice to the instrument with the help of my excellent teacher Matt Telfer. "

Raymond, United Kingdom

"Fantastic tenor saxophone."

Mihai, United Kingdom

"heavy(!), attractive, beautifully crafted. Easy to play with a full sound."

George, United Kingdom

"So far, really good."

John, United Kingdom

"Looks and feels a class act and feels lighter than I thought a Tenor might. Accurate tuning and a lovely mellow sound. Feels good under the fingers except for left D palm key which protrudes much less than my A992 and needs a riser to use well. I love this sax and wish I had got a Tenor earlier!"

Neil, United Kingdom
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