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New Yanagisawa A-WO20 Professional Alto Sax
Bronze Tubing | New WO Series Professional Bore | Handmade | Ribbed Body Construction | Underslung Octave | Replaces A992

Retail: $7,515.00
Sale: $4,975.00
Store Used Demo AWO20 Models Available at $4,499.00!

Special Rebate Offer
Yanagisawa Saxes Qualify for a
$100 Mail In Rebate
Includes Store Used Demos!

Rebate Terms: Purchase must be made from April 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015 from a qualified dealer (KesslerMusic is qualified). One rebate per instrument (based on serial number). Not valid on school or institutional purchases. Not valid on rental purchases. Mail in rebate is not payable towards purchase of qualifying instrument. Must be 18 years old or older. Only good in the USA (or US territories or military addresses). Void where prohibited by law. Rebate payment will be issued in the form of a pre-paid Visa/MasterCard debit card issued by Fifth Third Bank.

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Why buy a Yanagisawa from Kessler & Sons Music?
Best Price - Best Service - In Home Trial Policy - Professional Setup - Large Selection & More!
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Yanagisawa A-WO20 Specifications
BoreNew WO Series Professional Bore
Body MaterialBronze, Gold Lacquered
Body ConstructionRibbed Body Construction
Country of ManufactureHandmade in Japan
Octave MechanismUnderslung Octave Mechanism
PadsPremium Leather with Domed Resonators
Enhanced FeaturesConnected C#-B Roller, Double Arm Low C & B Keys
MouthpieceYanagisawa Ebonite 5
CaseNew Deluxe Case

Yanagisawa makes the highest quality professional saxophones on the market today! They are a specialty manufacture meaning that they ONLY make professional handmade saxophones. They are a small factory blending old world craftsmanship with modern design and performance.

The Yanagisawa WO Series!
Released in 2014 on the altos, the new WO Series saxophones represent the first major redesign of the Yanagisawa alto sax in over 20 years! Building on the outstanding platform of the A9 series, the new WO Series altos improve on the excellence of Yanagisawa! Impeccable intonation & build quality are a staple of the Yanagisawa line. The WO series bore has been further refined for a richer tone with several enhancements to the mechanical purity that is Yanagisawa!

The A-WO20 replaces the A992 series. It features ribbed body construction for a more focused core tone than the A-W02. The new WO Series bore will redefine what players expect from a professional alto saxophone.

For more detailed information on the changes in the WO Series from the previous A9 based models, please check out Dave Kessler's blog post by clicking here (opens in a new window). The A-WO20 features all of the standard Yanagisawa A99x series mechanical improvements such as the connected C#-B roller, underslung octave mechanism & double arm construction on the Low C & B keys, and further builds on the platform with a new front F key design, new right hand side keys and a redesigned right hand pinky cluster. A new case and engraving pattern have also been added.

Why do make the sax out of Bronze & why should I want that?
Bronze gives the saxophone a very unique tone. Bronze is a heavier alloy compared to brass. Standard brass is an alloy comprised of Copper & Zinc, with about 70% of that alloy being copper. Bronze is an alloy that consists of Copper & Tin but with around 88-90% of it being copper. The copper is the primary focus here as it adds more mass to the alloy. The use of bronze helps give the AWO20 a richer, lusher tone compared to the brass equivalent model (AWO10). The bronze can be a hair more resistant though, which can be a negative thing, especially for the classical player. This is due to the WO20 combining the heavier alloy with the heavier ribbed construction. Together, this adds a lot of mass to the horn that needs to be vibrated by the player. The more mass, the richer the tone but it also increases the overall playing resistance.

Generally, we recommend the AWO20 more for the jazz player who loves to push in to their horn when playing. It is an absolute favorite for the Mark VI player who wants a modern Yanagisawa due to the intonation, build quality & reliability. This setup prefers power and mouthpieces that give more projection. When paired with a classical mouthpiece, it can feel a bit hesitant and even sluggish for the player.  When played properly, the WO20 produces a sound that is lush in tonal warmth!

Don't I need to try several saxes to find that "perfect horn"?
Not really... but this depends on who you buy from. Every horn we send out to a customer is not released from us unless it has been completely setup in our shop first. This is because the setup on the horn is of the utmost importance! Sometimes, a saxophone (regardless of who the manufacturer or the price point is) comes in needing 20 minutes of adjustments and then the very next one can require 2 hours! So if you were to get 5 of the same model right out of the box, yes they will all play different which leads people to believe that they are "good" or "bad" saxes... but the reality is that they one that was the best out of the 5 was likely the one that needed the least amount of work and on the flip side, the "bad" sax was the one that needed 2 hours worth of adjustments!

Once the same 5 saxophones are properly regulated and adjusted to perfection, they become near identical saxophones that even the pickiest of players would be challenged to pick a true "favorite" horn. However, since most stores do not or even can not perform this setup, the player never knows this and is simply relying on the luck of the draw. This is why we perform our setup (in our ProShop) on them before delivering your new sax to you. You trust us with your purchase and we want to make sure that you are rewarded by giving you your ideal saxophone setup flawlessly!

I want a Yanagisawa A-WO20 Elite Alto Sax! How can I order???
There are several ways that you can order a Yanagisawa AWO20 Alto Sax:

If you have any questions, please call Dave Kessler Toll Free at 1-888-830-0474 Mon-Fri 9:30-6:00 | Sat 9:30-4:00 | Sun: Closed, West Coast Time.

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