Yanagisawa AWO20 Elite Model Bronze Alto Saxophone


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Yanagisawa is a huge contender in the professional saxophone market and are considered one of the best in the world. They are a small factory operation blending old world craftsmanship with modern design. All Yanagisawa saxes are handmade in Japan.

With impeccable intonation and build quality this is Yanagisawa's top professional line of saxophones. Featuring ribbed construction for rich and complex tones, redesigned bore, underslung octave key, double key arms, improved front F key, and tons of other professional features. This is a phenomenal sax to own for any professional looking to upgrade their sound.

Yanagisawa ‘Elite’ models are true player’s instruments that represent the pinnacle of saxophone craftsmanship. Delivering a moderate, but comfortable level of resistance, the accomplished player can discover a truly effortless tone with unrivalled depth and flexibility, and a genuinely unparalleled freedom of expression.

Yangaisawa's Bronze alloy gives the saxophone a very unique, and wonderful, tone! This Bronze alloy is a heavier compared to yellow brass and affects the overall tone in a great way. Standard brass is an alloy comprised of Copper & Zinc, while bronze is an alloy that consists of a higher concentration of Copper & small amount of Tin. With the higher concentration of copper in the brass it lends the saxophone a much more lush and richer tone compared to the brass equivalent model (WO10). The bronze is known to be a hair more resistant than their brass alloy. This is due to the Yanagisawa combining the heavier alloy with the heavier ribbed construction of the Elite Series.

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