The new Yanagisawa Model A9935 alto saxophone is a great-sounding, easy-playing alto at medium price point that will make for an outstanding step-up horn for the committed player or a reasonably-priced instrument for the professional. It features mostly Sterling Silver construction, hand engraving and the Yanagisawa sound.Features are as follows:Te... Click To Read More About This Product
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The new Yanagisawa Model A9935 alto saxophone is a great-sounding, easy-playing alto at medium price point that will make for an outstanding step-up horn for the committed player or a reasonably-priced instrument for the professional. It features mostly Sterling Silver construction, hand engraving and the Yanagisawa sound.
Features are as follows:
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.
Double connected table key: Not only are the C# and Bb keys connected with the oscillating table mechanism, but the C# and B have also adopted this same motion.
F-auxiliary key mechanism: Ensures 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.
Ribbed construction: Posts are connected to a single metal rib that is soldered to the body of the saxophone - this adds to the durability and longevity of the instrument.
Metal thumb rests: Both thumb rests on the saxophone are metal to match with the style of the saxophone and the right hand thumb hook is adjustable so that the performer can customize the feel of their saxophone.
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.
Metal resonator: The metal resonators give clarity to the sound of the instrument in all dynamic ranges.
Blue steel springs: Blue steel springs give the player quick response and are much more resilient than stainless steel (they also last much longer).
Double braced arm: Two separate arms connect to the pad cup to ensure proper seating of the pad and improve the durability of the instrument.
Tri-point balanced bell brace: The bell and the body of the saxophone are firm connected by a tri-point balanced bell brace