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Introducing The New Line of Yanagisawa Saxophones

Posted: Wed, Sep 20, 2018

Elkhart, IN—October 1, 2018 – We are excited to announce a new line of Yanagisawa Baritone and Curved Soprano Saxophones. These new models will replace the current models available.

Yanagisawa BWO3OBSB Baritone Saxophone

Yanagisawa Baritone Saxophone Improvements:

Key Mechanism

  • Improved angle of the Eb/C spatula keys for ergonomics
  • Set “feet” under the side Bb and C keys and changed the key system as found on the WO series altos and tenors
  • Newly designed low A thumb key for better ergonomics
  • Neck strap ring repositioned for easier play-ability and positioning
  • Newly designed right hand keyguard that is exclusive to the new baritones. It is wider than ever to cover the whole backside of the right-hand keys.
  • Re-designed upper bow brace for a more stylized look

Sound and Intonation

  • Re-adjusted tone hole sizes and positions for better intonation
  • Added a plate on the front of the neck pipe to improve tone from the middle to high registers
  • Changed source of brass material for WO1 and WO10 models

Case

  • Newly designed ‘backpack’ case
  • Outside compartment added for ease of access
  • Japanese made, reliable wheels attached to the case for ease of transportation
  • Available with new models and WO Series
Yanagisawa SCWO20 Curved Soprano

Curved Soprano Saxophone Improvements:

Key Mechanism

  • Improved angle of the Eb/C spatula keys for ergonomics
  • Modified palm key angles for better ergonomics
  • German-silver rod on the G key for increased strength

Sound and Intonation

  • Re-adjusted tonehole sizes and positions for better intonation
  • Changed source of brass material for WO1 and WO10 models

Case

  • Newly designed ‘backpack’ case
  • Outside compartment added for ease of access
  • Available with new models and WO Series
Old Model #'s Description New / Substitute Model
B901 YANAGISAWA BARITONE SAX LACQ BWO1
B902 YANAGISAWA BARI SAX BRONZE BWO2
B991 YANAGISAWA EF BARI SAX LOW A BWO10
B992 YANAGISAWA BRONZE BAR SAX BWO20
B992P YANAGISAWA BARITONE SAX BWO20
B9930 YANAGISAWA BARITONE SAX, SILVR BWO3BSB
SC991 YANAGISAWA CURVED SOP SAX LACQ SCWO10
SC992 YANAGISAWA CURVED SOP SAX GOLD SCWO20
SC9930 YANAGISAWA SOPRANO SAX, SILVER SCWO37
SC9937 YANAGISAWA SOP SAX SILVER SCWO37

About Conn-Selmer

Conn-Selmer is the leading U.S. manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur and professional use under the brand portfolio of Vincent Bach, C.G. Conn, King, Holton, Selmer, Armstrong, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, and Scherl & Roth. With a focus on quality craftsmanship,

innovation and superior musical performance, Conn-Selmer operates U.S.A. production facilities and is the North American distributor of Henri Selmer Paris woodwinds, and Yanagisawa saxophones. For more information on the complete line of instruments, services and support available contact Conn-Selmer at P.O. Box 310, Elkhart, IN 46515-0310 U.S.A. or visit www.conn-selmer.com.


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