Yanagisawa Two1 Professional Tenor Saxophone - Lacquer

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Brass
Key
Bb
Mouthpiece
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Pads
Sealed
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Professional
Manufacturer part number
TWO1
Case/gig bag
Included
Thumb rest
Brass
Auxillary keys
High F#
Bell decoration
Engraved
Key buttons
Mother-of-pearl
Thumb hook
Metal
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Step Up to a Yanagisawa Professional Tenor Sax

Yanagisawa saxophones stand apart with innovative designs and unique features that add to the pure joy of creating music on an exquisite instrument. From the beautiful hand engraving and sleek overslung octave mechanism to the inventive seesaw linkage between the C# and Bb table keys, there is beauty and inspiration in the TWO1, an instrument handcrafted to an impressively high level of precision and overall excellence. The Yanagisawa Wind Instrument Company represents a tradition of Japanese artistry that produces handmade saxophones designed to exceed the expectations of even the most demanding professional players. Indeed, many pro saxophonists have adopted the Yanagisawa TWO1 as their main tenor, and cherish its world-class build quality, flawless playability, crisp intonation, and rich, precise sound that reflects every expressive nuance of your playing. Your entrée into Yanagisawa’s line of professional saxophones, the WO1 is equally at home in jazz, classical, pop, and fusion settings, and it will elevate your technique and open up new worlds of musical expression. Ready to step up to a truly professional tenor saxophone? The Yanagisawa TWO1 should be on your short list.

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Professional saxophones should emphasize the individuality of the player, enhancing the myriad of playing techniques, from embouchure to fingering, that collectively produce your inimitable sound and define who you are as an artist. As accessible as it is exceptional, the Yanagisawa TWO1 is an ideal entry-level professional tenor saxophone. Its single-post-to-body construction gives you quicker response with lighter overall weight and less initial resistance, resonating more immediately as compared with heavier ribbed-construction saxophones that generally require more effort from the player. Indeed, many seasoned pros find everything they need in this superb saxophone.

Well-designed mechanisms working together harmoniously

On a complex instrument like a saxophone, many mechanisms have to work together harmoniously to deliver superior tone, ergonomics, and versatility. To that end, the WO1 incorporates proprietary Yanagisawa innovations such as a Fluororesin-sleeved octave rocker, which eliminates extraneous motion with rounded rocker ends and a Fluororesin coating on the receiving sleeves they contact. This high-tech, non-stick coating delivers reliable action without the excessive stickiness buildup over time that plagues standard octave key mechanisms. As soon as your fingers alight on the keys, another thing you’ll notice is the innovative seesaw linkage between the C# and Bb table keys, which enables faster, smoother fingering technique.

Enhanced performance, precision, and reliability

The TWO1 is packed with Yanagisawa innovations that enhance performance, precision, and reliability. An adjustable vibration-damping bar reduces sympathetic vibrations in the right-hand F# key to stabilize lower-register note production. A hidden advantage of the WO1 is its pointed pivot screws, which increase precision and reliability by ensuring an accurate fit for center arms and hinge rods. The WO1’s sealed, waterproof pads provide a leak-free, airtight fit while facilitating balanced action and extended service life. Blued-steel needle springs are more elastic than the stainless steel variety, offering faster action and offer better control over challenging passages.

A design as beautiful as it is masterful

Aside from the delicately hand-engraved bell, other apparent high-end features of the Yanagisawa TWO1 include its key touches, which are concavely shaped for a more natural finger fit. They’re made of genuine mother-of-pearl, which not only looks amazing; it wicks away moisture more effectively than commonly used plastic — something you’ll definitely appreciate toward the end of a long set under hot stage lights. Also readily noticeable is Yanagisawa’s exclusive tri-point bell-bow brace, which improves structural stability while enriching resonance, even when you’re playing fortissimo. More utilitarian, but nevertheless performance critical, are the metal thumb hook and brass thumb rest, which are designed to make minimal point contact with the body to enhance resonance while allowing for smoother response and optimized tonal balance.

Handcrafted in Japan

Based in Tokyo, the Yanagisawa Wind Instrument Company is a boutique shop specializing in one product: handmade professional saxophones. Combining old-world craftsmanship with cutting-edge design and performance features, Yanagisawa instruments are among the highest-quality professional saxophones available today, and Sweetwater is proud to offer you their distinguished line of fine musical instruments. If you’re a tenor player looking to upgrade to a thoroughly professional instrument, you can feel confident in your step up to Yanagisawa quality with the TWO1.

Yanagisawa TWO1 Professional Tenor Saxophone Features:
  • Premium brass; post-to-body construction
  • High F# key; overslung octave mechanism
  • Fluororesin-sleeved octave rocker
  • Seesaw C#–Bb table key linkage
  • Adjustable vibration-damping bar
  • Concavely shaped mother-of-pearl key touches
  • Elegant hand engraving
  • Pointed pivot screws
  • Metal thumb hook and rest
  • Tri-point bell-bow brace
  • Sealed, waterproof pads
  • Blued-steel needle springs
  • Ebonite mouthpiece and case included
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