Yanagisawa A902 Bronze Alto Saxophone. Perfect working order used in big band until recently. Excellent condition with original Yanagisawa ebonite mouthpiece, ligature and cap. Includes the original Yanagisawa hard case. Yanagisawa's single arms used on the bell keys are extremely strong and have proved reliable for many years.
The bell and body are firmly linked by a three-point, balanced brace which ensures structural resiliance and firm resonance, even when fortissimo is sought. The buffers used on the bell keys are plastic and fully adjustable so the aperture of the bell toneholes are within your control.
BRASS / BRONZE / MATERIAL. C# - Bb Rocking Key. The C# and Bb keys have a rocking table / see-saw mechanism that allows for optimal speed and fluidity between these pitches.
Each Yanagisawa saxophone is hand engraved by highly skilled craftsmen. This mechanism fitted to the F-Aux key ensures a proper seal of the pads when playing in the low ranges of the saxophone. A 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.
The standard design for most regular saxes, the keys are mounted directly to the saxophone body. Ebonite mouthpieces are favoured for their warm tone and ability to fit into an ensemble seamlessly. As standard octave key mechanisms can get sticky over time, Yanagisawa's flouroresin, non-stick coating ensures a reliable action with no stickiness. Plastic reflectors fitted to the underside of the pads help the sound to project appropriately. Yanagisawa'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.
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. Blue 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.
This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & DJ Equipment\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "grahamsweetland" and is located in this country: GB.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.