Yanagisawa AWO2 Alto Saxophone - Bronze

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RRP: £3,980.00 Our Price: £2,860.00
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Upgrade now to a professional quality bronze sax.

The upgraded replacement for the legendary A902 series, this AWO2 bronze model is suited just as well to aspiring beginners as to experienced professionals


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 it's class. The A902 bronze model offered a richer, broader, more harmonically complex tone. The new AW02 has all this and more!

It 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

Material: Bronze

Finish: Clear 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

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Free Professional Set Up & Free Check over within a Year

Recommended for: Advancing students, professionals on a budget


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 AW01 and AW010 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)

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    5.0(based on 3 user reviews)
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    "Comfortable quality"
    I have a p mauriat tenor which I do love and I did try several different altos but this one FELT right...it is extremely comfortable to play and very responsive - I felt that I could play faster and the bronze body gives it a lovely rich but sweet sound
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    "An Exquisite Sax"
    Ive been playing on a Taiwanese Selmer for about 3yrs and I upgraded to this. I immediately noticed a difference in the lower register and the intonation is just superior. Its so smooth to play and the build quality you can tell is made to last. The case is very nice with plenty of features. Yanis are definitely top of the class for saxes. This is a sax you buy and keep for life!
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    "A Worthy Upgrade"
    Bought this saxophone yesterday, Ive been looking at the Yani AW01 and the AW02, however, this saxophone responded the best out of the two. I am very grateful that I was able to try both AW01 and AW02 before buying as it enabled me to finalise my decisions. It responds greatly to my playing, yes, it may require more resistance, but it has so much colour and variation with the tone. It is definitely a saxophone I will be keeping for a very long time. Plus its the same make and model as my teachers so it has to be good!!
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