YANAGISAWA TWO20 TENOR SAXOPHONE ALL BRONZE UNLACQUERED ELITE MODEL
Stock code: YANTWO20UL
The Yanagisawa T992U developed a reputation over the past 30 years as one of the finest alto saxophones on the market. It was the preferred choice of many Yanagisawa endorsees such as Snake Davis. It's replacement, the TWO20U is even better! Over and above the less expensive TW02U model, the TW020U has double key arms, a fully ribbed construction and an underslung octave mechanism. The bronze offers a richer, broader, more harmonically complex tone.
Most saxes are covered in a thin lacquer to prevent them from tarnishing but this does slightly dampen the resonance of the metal. Unlacquered saxes are very popular as they allow the metal to resonate to it's full potential. They require cleaning to keep them shiny or you can leave them to tarnish and fairly soon they take on a nice vintage patina.
Front F Key
A new redesigned front F key for a better feel.
Right Side Key
Additional feet under the right side key levers (B, C and high E) for a better touch.
Right Pinky Key
New pinky key angle for smoother fingering.
Exquisite new hand engraving.
New Neck Plate
An additional neck plate for tightening the sound.
Palm Key plate
New palm key plate for added high range resonance, acoustic depth and projection across all register, and exceptional tonal stability.
Teflon octave system
Both ends of the octave key axis rotate in a receptacle that is coated with teflon to insure a smooth operation every time
Rocking table mechanism
The C# and Bb keys have a rocking table mechanism that allows for optimal speed and fluidity between these pitches
F-auxiliary key mechanism
Insures a proper seal of the pads when playing in the low range of the saxophone
"Indented" white shell keys
A player's fingers will rest comfortably in the indented white shell keys. The white shells also enhance the beauty of the instrument while also preventing the player's fingers from slipping during technical passages
Pointed pivot screw
The pivot screws that are used have a pointed end which facilitates an accurate center and precise action
Air-tight waterproof pad
The pads are completely air-tight which supports stability in playing and their life is extended thanks to being waterproof
Blue steel springs
Blue steel springs give the player quick response and are more resilient than stainless steel (they also last much longer)
Tri-point balanced bell brace
The bell and the body of the saxophone are securely connected by a tri-point balanced bell brace
Key Touches: White mother of pearl
Engraving: Hand engraved
Case: Yanagisawa, rectangular back-pack style
Mouthpiece: Yanagisawa Ebonite 7CR
Made in: Japan