About the Model SS901
Handmade in Japan by specialized artisan craftsmen, the Yanagisawa saxophone is the epitome of perfection on intonation, ergonomics & build quality. Yanagisawa specializes in only manufacturing handmade professional saxophones. They offer some of the best values on the planet for a professional sax. Unlike the 901 series alto, tenor & bari models, the 901 soprano uses the heavier construction of the 991 series instruments. This means that S901 has every bit as warm and rich of a tone as the S991. The difference between the models is that the S901 is a 1 piece body (S991 is a Dual Neck) and has range up to High F# (compared to the S991 with a High G). Both also have the same connected C#-B roller and the same overall feature set. The S901 has a more basic engraving than the S991 but otherwise they are the same instrument.
Octave system - Both ends of the octave key axis rotate in a receptacle that is coated to ensure a smooth operation every time. Rocking table mechanism - The C# and Bb keys have a rocking table mechanism that allows for optimal speed and fludity. Double connected table key - Not only are the C# and Bb keys connected with the oscillating table mechanism, the the C# and B have also adopted this same motion. "Indented" white shell keys provide comfort for the player. Both thumb rests are metal and the right hand thumb hook is adjustable. The pivot screws are pointed to allow an accurate center and precise action. The pads are air-tight and waterproof to extend their life. The resonators are metal to give clarity of sound. Blue steel springs provide a quick response and greater durability than stainless steel. Hand made in Japan. Hand Engraved. Lacquered brass. Post to body construction. High F# key. Comes with woodshell case with quality ebonite mouthpiece.