Skip to content

Yanagisawa AWO1 Alto Saxophone - Gold Lacquer
BC4656

£2,295.00
UK tax incl.
£1,912.50
UK tax excl.
In stock
Finance options

0% Finance

10% deposit of £229.50

9 monthly payments of £229.50

Interest free finance

24 month finance 4.9 APR

10% deposit of £229.50

24 monthly payments of £90.43

Finance charges apply

Description

Upgrade now to your first professional quality sax.

The AWO1 is the upgraded replacement for the legendary A901 series. This AWO1 brass model is as suitable for aspiring beginners as for experienced professionals.

Description

Yanagisawa saxes are made by a small family company in Japan who only make professional quality saxes, and they do it very well. This degree of focus means they are of a quality that even their main competitors recognise as the best. Here at Sax.co our technicians love them as they play straight out of the box and they are by far the most reliable instruments we sell.

The Yanagisawa A901 achieved "classic" status over the past 30 years as a remarkable sax for the price and a leader in its class. With superlative Japanese design and build quality it only ever really had one serious competitor, also from Japan. The best just got better with this new upgraded AWO1 model.

The AWO1 has an even stronger tonal core thanks to a re-engineered bore and tone holes, plus many upgraded feature such as:

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 brace

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

Material: Brass

Finish: Gold lacquered

Key Touches: White mother of pearl

Neck: Yanagisawa

Engraving: Hand engraved

Case: Yanagisawa, rectangular back-pack style

Mouthpiece: Yanagisawa Ebonite 5CR

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 on a budget

Review:

"Yanagisawa have managed to raise the quality of their instruments another notch, with the introduction of the WO series.

The sound delivery of any Yani horn has always been one of richness and smoothness, while remaining free blowing throughout. This quality remains in place on the WO horns but there is an extra degree of warmth and just a little extra focus over and above the old brass models. I’m sure this must be largely due to the change of brass on the AWO1 and AWO10 models.

As for the bronze models, there is less of a discernable difference tonally but ergonomically all of the range has benefited from tweaks within the mechanism and key-work. These are lovely new horns." -  Jim (Sax.co.uk)

Free Professional Set Up

1.On arrival, every saxophone is checked & adjusted in-store. This is essential as every sax requires some attention after it’s long journey from the factory.

2. Once sold, every saxophone is checked & regulated for a second time as the set-up can be affected by the new materials expanding & contracting according to environmental conditions.

3. New saxes purchased from us can be returned within a year for a FREE check over and adjustment.

Delivery

  • Free 1st Class Delivery on all orders over £75 to UK MAINLAND
  • Free Next Working day Delivery on all Saxophones to UK MAINLAND (excluding hire saxophones)
  • Competitive International Shipping Rates

Delivery Schedule

We deliver your order right away. Orders received before 2pm are normally shipped the same day. International orders are generally received in under 7 days.

We have a massive selection of goods, although If your item is not in stock, we will back order it for you. You will always be emailed with the option to choose an alternative or cancel your order if you would rather not wait.

Postage Prices Outside of the UK

Simply add your desired products to the shopping cart, choose your shipping destination and the website will automatically assign your postage to the shopping cart.

UK Shipping Guide

Listed below is a guide to our UK Mainland shipping charges.

Category Royal Mail 1st Class Special Next Day Special Next Day (by 12pm)
Saxophones N/A FREE £5.00
Accessories £3.00 £8.00 N/A
Heavy Items £5.00 £8.00 N/A

Postage Within The UK

Royal Mail First Class (Default Shipping)

First Class Delivery aims to deliver within 1 to 3 days of postage but do bear in mind larger items are likely to need hand delivery (sax stands don't fit through letter boxes).

Royal Mail Special Delivery (Next Day)

If your order is placed before 2pm and is in stock we promise to deliver next day. If an Item is not in stock we will refund your additional postage costs and deliver as soon as the goods are available. Over 2kg we use a mixture of regular post (low value items such as bags and heavier stands) & various couriers (usually DPD or UPS) depending on location and value.

Postage Within The EU

Anything under 2kg ships with Royal Mail. Orders amounting to over about £50 ship using a signed for and, if necessary, insured postal service. Orders over 2kg ship with various courier services- again, usually UPS or Fedex. 

Rest Of The World

Any order under 2kg ships in the regular mail (unless otherwise requested at time of ordering). Higher value shipments are sent using a signed for and, if necessary, insured postal service. Heavier items ship by courier - again, we tend to use UPS or Fedex. Please note that, should you want smaller orders by courier (an advisable security measure in some countries) please specify clearly when ordering. This will often incur a higher shipping price which we may have to cover by sending a paypal invoice.

For any order which has shipped with tracking: the full tracking information can be checked using the "my orders" section on our website (a link is on your initial order confirmation). 

If you're based overseas and would like more information on shipping including customs duty, please read our Based Overseas guide located here.

Returns

If you wish to return products purchased on our website please follow the guidance below.

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 stores.
Please print and complete returns document found here: Return Document and include it inside your package.

  1. You must obtain a receipt with tracking information from the Post Office or chosen courier service. This can be used to track the item(s) that you are returning. We cannot accept liability for returned goods that we don’t receive or for those that get damaged in transit on their return.
  2. In all cases, (except where an item is faulty) the item(s) returned must be in its original and saleable condition. This includes all original packaging that must be undamaged and intact.
  3. All goods will be inspected on return. Where we have to make reductions in price to facilitate re-sale, you will be notified and the cost will be deducted from your refund.
  4. Goods are your responsibility until they reach our warehouse, so please ensure you package them up well to prevent any damage or loss during shipping.
  5. The initial postage and packaging charge is non refundable.

We aim process refunds 24 hours of receipt. If you do not see your original payment method credited within ten days please contact us.

Please send all returns to the following address:

SAX.CO.UK RETURNS DEPARTMENT
BROOKLANDS PARK
FARNINGHAM ROAD
CROWBOROUGH
EAST SUSSEX
TN6 2JD

If you have any difficulty or have any other queries regarding our returns policy, our customer services will be able to assist at help@sax.co.uk or 01892662533.

Related items

BG A30A - Alto Sax Body Swab - Microfiber + Bamboo & Silk BG A30A - Alto Sax Body Swab - Microfiber + Bamboo & Silk
£20.99 UK tax incl.
£17.49 UK tax excl.
In stock
Our favorite pull-through Top quality French synthetic chamois style pull through to dry the inside of your sax. Lint free, non-fluffing, washable and very absorbant.
Hercules - DS630B - Alto/Tenor Saxophone Grabber Stand Hercules - DS630B - Alto/Tenor Saxophone Grabber Stand
£30.99 UK tax incl.
£25.82 UK tax excl.
In stock
Protect your saxophone with the Auto Grip System! Nothing compares! Adjustable backrest accommodates both Alto and Tenor sax 2 extra peg holes on the legs lets you store other instruments without using extra floor space (see available pegs) Swivel Legs with Locking Pin fit around other equipment. Height: 430mm (16.9") Weight: 0.98kg (2.2lbs) Load capacity: 10kg (22lbs) Folded size: 310x110mm (12.2…
Rico Padded Sax Strap - Soprano/Alto Rico Padded Sax Strap - Soprano/Alto
£34.90 UK tax incl.
£29.08 UK tax excl.
In stock
A very comfortable, durable and easy to adjust saxophone strap. -Padded Memory Foam provides extra comfort on your neck -Breathable athletic material is comfortable and stays dry. In a recent article in The Saxophone and Clarinet Journal Gerard McChrystal hailed these as the best straps available

Also bought items

JodyJazz Jet Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece JodyJazz Jet Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
£169.00 UK tax incl.
£140.83 UK tax excl.
In stock
Staff Review Jody Espina actually came to our store for us to try the Jet Tenor prior to its release. Before this, the mouthpiece market was very limited for Bright and punchy non-metal tenor pieces that did not break the bank and were of such high quality. I was staggered by how well balanced the big fat sound was combined with the powerful projection it gives you. Also, I found it very free blow…
Sakkusu - Deluxe Baritone - Gold Lacquer Sakkusu - Deluxe Baritone - Gold Lacquer
£1,699.00 UK tax incl.
£1,415.83 UK tax excl.
In stock
The new Sakkusu baritone's strong build quality, good ergonomics and competitive price make this a serious contender for anyone looking for a baritone on a budget. Overview: The Sakkusu deluxe is the upgrade from our standard Sakkusu baritone- offering a fuller response and improved consistency of tone throughout the horn’s range. This sax, a budget instrument by baritone standards, still offers a…
BG A30A - Alto Sax Body Swab - Microfiber + Bamboo & Silk BG A30A - Alto Sax Body Swab - Microfiber + Bamboo & Silk
£20.99 UK tax incl.
£17.49 UK tax excl.
In stock
Our favorite pull-through Top quality French synthetic chamois style pull through to dry the inside of your sax. Lint free, non-fluffing, washable and very absorbant.
Complete Alto Sax Pad-Saver Set Complete Alto Sax Pad-Saver Set
£42.50 UK tax incl.
£35.42 UK tax excl.
In stock
A complete set of high quality pad savers to keep your sax in tip top playing condition. This set includes savers for the mouthpiece, neck, body and bell. Please note: Mouthpiece saver colour may vary
Basic Alto/Tenor Saxophone Stand Basic Alto/Tenor Saxophone Stand
£15.00 UK tax incl.
£12.50 UK tax excl.
In stock
Basic alto/tenor saxophone stand

Reviews

This product has not yet been reviewed

Hello,

We are very sorry, but the browser you are visting us with is outdated and not complient with our website security.

Please upgrade your browser to a modern secure version to view our website.