The Yanagisawa TWO10 elite model tenor saxophone is the instrument for the accomplished player. Handmade in the Yanagisawa family workshop in Tokyo, it is the upgraded model of the popular T991 and offers a strong tonal core thanks to the newly re-engineered bore and tone holes.
A new source of brass on the WO models gives you better sound and sonority, while the re-designed ergonomics improve fingering. Additionally the new TWO10 features an enhanced design with the keys mounted to a rib plate which not only gives added strength to the keywork, but has the added benefit of improved resonance and tonal stability.
The underslung octave mechanism gives a much quicker, more responsive action and allows you to seamlessly switch between registers. Yanagisawa's 'elite' models are true player's instruments that represent the pinnacle of saxophone craftsmanship.
Delivering a moderate level of resistance, the accomplished player can discover a truly effortless tone with unrivalled depth and flexibility, and a genuinely unparalleled freedom of expression. Premium Mechanisms Yanagisawa have redesigned many concepts of the tenor saxophone to make it a better instrument to play. As standard octave key mechanisms can get sticky over time, Yanagisawa's flouroresin, non-stick coating ensures a reliable action with no stickiness. The 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.
The 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.
Top Quality Materials Yanagisawa have redesigned the saxophone's materials in order to improve the sound of the instrument. The WO series saxophones benefit from a newly designed, newly engineered and specially sourced brass material for improved sound and sonority. Yanagisawa's thumb rest and hook is mounted to the body by only four small points of contact, so unlike many inferior rests, it has minimal negative resonant impact. Plus, as the thumb rest is made of brass, it permits a more consistent tonal range.
Pivot Screws & Bell Brace Special 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 whilst the three point balanced brace firmly links the bell and body to ensure structural resilience and firm resonance. Waterproof Pads & Metal Reflectors Incorporating impressive waterproof pads which are totally air tight the TW010 Saxophone provides advanced tonal integrity and ensures long lasting pad life perfect for extensive use.
Additionally the metal reflectors provide improved clarity and response to traditional plastic reflectors perfect for experienced players seeking the most innovative saxophone hardware. Hand Engraved & Ebonite Mouthpiece
The Yanagisawa WO1 series saxophones feature an attractive and uniquely styles hang engraved pattern on the body for a luxury finish and also include an Ebonite mouthpiece which are favoured for their warm tone and ability to fit into an ensemble seamlessly.
- Key: Eb
- Range: Low Bb to High F#
- Body: Brass
- Bow: Brass
- Bell: Brass
- Keys: Brass
- Finish: Lacquered
- Neck: Brass
- Neck Type: Detachable Neck
- Included Accessories: Fabric Covered Woodshell Case with Outer Pocket and Back Straps + Yanagisawa Branded Ebonite Mouthpiece and Ligature