The Yanagisawa AWO2 Alto saxophone is the upgraded replacement for the legendary A902 series.
This AWO2U unlacquered 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. Yanagisawa has redesigned many elements of the alto saxophone to make it a better instrument for both beginners and professionals. As standard octave key mechanisms can get sticky over time, Yanagisawa has used fluororesin, non-stick coating to ensure a reliable action with no stickiness for years to come. The C# and Bb keys have been adapted to feature a rocking table (see-saw) mechanism that enables optimal speed and fluidity between these pitches.
The AWO2 features metal, adjustable buffers which as opposed to a plastic material increases longevity and accuracy, as well as allowing players to have full aperture control of the bell tone holes. Yanagisawa use blue steel springs as opposed to stainless steel as they are more efficient and hold tension more effectively, therefore enhancing the key action.
The AW02 is supplied with a stylish, newly designed backpack case, a Yanagisawa ebonite mouthpiece and ligature and cap.
- Key: Eb
- Range: Low Bb to High F#
- Body: Bronze
- Bow: Bronze
- Bell: Bronze
- Keys: Brass
- Finish: Lacquered
- Neck: Bronze
- Case: Fabric Covered, Woodshell case with outer pocket and Backstraps