This top-quality Soprano Sax includes many innovations that have made Yanagisawa a favorite among professional musicians.
Adjustable front F key
The side F key is operated from the front, expanding the ability to produce the flageolet sound. The opening of the F key can be adjusted individually, so that the optimum point can be easily found.
The teflon inner octave system
Both the ends of the octave key axis are in a ball shape and teflon is inserted in both receptacles of the ends to eliminate any looseness and ensure smooth operation.
C#-Bb connected table key
The C# key and Bb key have adopted a seesaw system to make speedy but smooth finger travelling possible.
C#-Bb & C#-B double connected table key
C# - Bb keys are connected with a seesaw system between the C# - B, and a smooth connected motion has been achieved.
Round surface octave key
The surface of the octave key has been rounded to fit the finger shape and movement to achieve a smooth touch.
White shell lined indented keys
Keys are lined with white indented shell to enhance their beauty and the natural touch from finger fitted shapes of the keys. The keys also prevent finger slippage from perspiration.
One key column long seat
Functioning in favor of the shock-proof nature of the pipe.
Goldplated thumb hook & rest
Mounted with only four small points actually making contact with the body, the thumb hook has virtually no effect on the resonance of the instrument and the thumb rest. Made of brass it permits a more consistent tonal range.
Pointed pivot screw
A precise and highly reliable pointed pivot screw is employed. Maintains center arms steady and achieves a very high precision action.
Air tight waterproof pad
Completely air-tight pad allows stable playing without loss of breath. Waterproof Pad extends its life.
Metal reflectors make the tone clear and give an excellent playing response from pianissimo to fortissimo.
Steel spring is more resilient than stainless. Quick on the startup, it accommodates the highly dexterous playing needed for difficult passages.