Yanagisawa SWO1 Soprano Saxophone

$3,710.00
US Taxes Included
Description

A beautiful one-piece brass soprano that provides a clear, pure, rich sound and exceptionally refined key work

A classic fixed-neck soprano sax. The SWO range takes Yanagisawa one step further beyond greatness, effortlessly easy to play!

This SWO1 brass model is suited just as well to aspiring beginners as to experienced professionals. The student will develop their style more easily due to both the improved construction and ergonomic key design, and the advanced professional can be assured of a superior tone. It has a strong tonal core thanks to a re-engineered bore and tone holes, plus many upgraded features exclusive to the WO series such as newly designed Front F Keys, Ride Side Keys, and Right Pinky Key.

Features

Material: Brass

Finish: Lacquered

Key Touches: Mother of Pearl

Neck: Fixed neck

Engraving: Standard Engraving

Case: Fabric Covered, Woodshell case with outer pocket and Backstraps

Mouthpiece: Yanagisawa Ebonite

Made in: Japan

• Free Professional Set Up & Free Check over within a year

• Recommended for: Serious Students/Professionals

Reviews

"Having just completed a video review of this instrument, this soprano stands out in my head as really fulfilling Yanagisawa’s aim of trying to produce a new range that has more focus and core in the tonality. You could argue that the ergonomic changes are neither here nor there, but my feeling is certainly that the newly designed bore (and I have heard re sourcing of brass material) has had a clinical effect on the tonal production; to my mind, we now have something closer to the classic Mark VI soprano sound. Of course, we also have the usual joy of effortless tone production and spot-on intonation at the same time. Great job Yanagisawa!"- Jim Cheek - SAX

  

New WO Features

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.

New Engraving
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 braceThe bell and the body of the saxophone are securely connected by a tri-point balanced bell brace

Delivery & Returns

FREE DELIVERY ON ALL ORDERS OVER £100 TO UK MAINLAND

FAST & FULLY INSURED INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING. PAY THE FINAL LANDED COST AT CHECKOUT!

If you're based overseas and would like more information, please read our overseas guide located here

RETURNS

Goods purchased online can be returned within 14 days of receipt. This does not apply to custom ordered goods, products where hygiene is concerned and product seals have been broken (reeds, mouthpieces etc), digital download codes or software licences. Goods purchased through our website cannot be returned to our retail stores.

HANDCRAFTED JAPANESE SAXOPHONES

YANAGISAWA SINCE 1954

Yanagisawa has a long-standing reputation for producing some of the finest saxophones ever made. The company's dedication to exceptional quality and precision is evident in every instrument they create.

Each saxophone is crafted by skilled artisans using only the finest materials, resulting in instruments that produce a rich, powerful sound with incredible clarity and depth.

We share this commitment to excellence, and take great pride in offering the largest selection of Yanagisawa saxophones anywhere in the world. 

42 Point Pro Set-up included

All of our instruments are fully checked and set-up by our experienced technicians. Regardless of size or price - all saxophones go through the same process.  Here at SAX, we know that when you buy an instrument, our pro set up is absolutely essential to ensure the instrument you're purchasing is playing to it's optimum performance. 

Furthermore, we offer an exclusive benefit to our customers. Any new saxophone purchased from us can be returned within a year for a FREE checkover to make sure your saxophone continues to perform its best. 

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We have decades of experience as a saxophone specialist, thoroughly testing all our products and using highly skilled technicians to professionally set up every instrument that leaves the building.

Our World-Class saxophone advisors are on hand and happy to help with any queries you may have.