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Yanagisawa SCWO20U Curved Soprano Saxophone - Unlacquered Bronze

£3,699.00
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Introducing the new bronze WO series curved soprano! The SCWO20 brings us another level of excellence beyond the 900 series models. One of the finest curved sopranos in the world, this sax will deliver impeccable tone and intonation, whilst giving the player a perfectly engineered and incredibly comfortable key work and mechanism. 

Description

Identical in every respect to the SCWO10 except this sax is made from bronze, offering added warmth and power. Taking forward all the qualities of the previous 900 series, Yanagisawa has made several improvements in key mechanism, sound, and intonation. Firstly, here are the mechanism changes:

1. Change of angle of the right little finger keys for smoother fingerings

2. Modified angle of the left palm keys for better fingering

3. Adopted German Silver to strengthen the rod on the G key

4. Redesigned G# key cup to perfect intonation

5. Detachable brace between bow and body added – allows technicians to make repairs more easily!

Secondly, and crucially, Yanagisawa has altered some tone hole sizes and positions to facilitate better intonation. And finally, there is a new backpack style case. It has a new outer compartment, giving the player even more storage possibilities. A shoulder strap is also included. 

Features

Material: Bronze

Finish: Unlacquered

Key Touches: Mother of Pearl

Neck: Yanagisawa

Engraving: Engraved

Case: New back-pack style case

Mouthpiece: Yanagisawa ebonite

Made in: Japan

• 9 Month Interest-Free Finance Available on this Product

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

Recommended for: Advancing students, professionals

Staff Review

I have always loved the bronze Yanagisawa sopranos, and this one is no exception. The added warmth and projection this material gives you (not to mention strength in build) makes this instrument highly desirable. This little beauty makes the process of playing the curved soprano highly joyful! Sometimes I find that playing the curved soprano can feel like an awkward experience – the hands are so high and the fingering can feel fumbly; however, Yanagisawa has designed the most user-friendly key ergonomics, taking the already high level of design from the 900 series and improving again even further. I like the re-angled palm keys – all three of them feel like they are an even distance away from any point in the palm, making them really easy to access. Lovely stuff!

Jim Cheek

 

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.co.uk we know that when you buy a sax, our pro set up is absolutley essential to ensure the instrument you're purchasing is playing to it's optimum peformance. 

In addition, all new saxophones purchased from us can be returned within a year for a FREE checkover to make sure your saxophone continues to perform its best. 

Our 12-Step Checkover:

• All transit packing and corks from the manufacturer are removed.
• Thorough visual check for any imperfections in the finish, includes unlacquered saxophones.
• All pads checked for quality.
• All pad seatings checked using leak lights and traditional feeler paper methods.
• Regulation checked and adjusted.
• All key corks and felts checked, adjusted to set vent heights.
• All spring tensions checked and adjusted to create an even feel across the instrument.
• Neck fitting checked.
• Crook cork checked for cork quality and provided mouthpiece fits.
• Thorough playtest from top to bottom, including alternate fingerings.
• Case inspected for quality, instrument fit and accessories.
• Instrument cleaned and carefully repacked.

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Delivery Schedule

Orders in stock and received before 2pm are normally shipped the same day. International orders are generally received in under 7 days.

Goods purchased online can be returned within 14 days upon delivery 

Goods purchased online from www.sax.co.uk can be returned within 14 days of receipt. This does not apply to products where hygiene is concerned and product seals have been broken (Reeds, mouthpieces etc). Goods purchased through our website cannot be returned to our retail store.