Used Yanagisawa S901 Soprano Sax
One Piece Body | High F#
Yanagisawa makes the highest quality professional saxophones on the market today! They are a specialty manufacture of professional handmade saxophones. They are a small factory blending old world craftsmanship with modern design and performance. Even better, now you can get this amazing saxophone with our special on this Excellent Condition Used Yanagisawa S901 soprano!
Used Yanagisawa S901 – Serial 00282008
This sax was bought it new in June 2007 (purchased new from Kessler & Sons) and kept it in great condition. We have completely gone through the horn in our shop to ensure that it is perfectly setup and ready to play!
Very little in reality. If we were talking about alto, tenor or bari, then there would be a bigger difference in that the 901 series altos, tenors and baris are assembled with lighter weight construction than their more expensive 991 counterparts… but this difference does not exist on the sopranos.
Instead, all of the Yanagisawa model sopranos, including the S901 use the heavier ribbed construction throughout. They do this as sopranos are natively a brighter instrument due to the range that they play in. So Yanagisawa has ALL of their sopranos use the heavier ribbed construction of the 99x series instruments. This helps even the most affordable Yanagisawa give the richer tone.
So the real difference between the S901 and the S991 is simple in configuration options.
- S901 – One Piece Body, Range to High F#
- S991 – Dual Neck Body with Straight & Curved Necks, Range to High G
Choosing the Right Soprano Sax
Soprano Saxophones are very misunderstood instruments. They are commonly considered more difficult to play than an alto or tenor saxophone.
In reality, the problem with soprano saxophone has more to do with how they are played rather than the soprano sax itself. Plainly put, you cannot play a soprano sax the same way you would an alto sax as they are not the same instrument! Dave Kessler wrote an article about this very issue and details:
- Why is soprano harder to play?
- How to choose a soprano
- How best to approach playing soprano
Take a moment and read the article here: Dave Kessler’s Music Blog – Choosing a Soprano Sax
Every soprano sax that we send out includes a copy of our “Soprano Sax Playing Tips Guide” that will help players achieve the best performance out of their soprano sax. You can also download a PDF copy of that guide by clicking here.
Every S901 soprano we send out to a customer is not released from us unless it has been completely setup in our shop first. This is because the setup on the horn is of the utmost importance! Sometimes, a saxophone (regardless of who the manufacturer) comes in needing 20 minutes of adjustments and then the very next one can require 2 hours! So if you were to get 5 of the same model right out of the box, they will all play different. This leads players to believe that they are “good” or “bad” saxes. The reality is that the one that was the best out of the 5 was likely the one that needed the least amount of work and the “bad” sax was the one that needed 2 hours worth of adjustments!
Once the same 5 saxophones are properly regulated and adjusted to perfection, they become near identical saxophones. Even the pickiest of players would be challenged to pick a true “favorite” horn. However, since most stores do not or even can not perform this setup, the player never knows this and is simply relying on the luck of the draw. This is why we perform our setup (in our www.SaxophoneRepairs.com ProShop) on them before delivering your new sax to you. You trust us with your purchase and we want to make sure that you are rewarded by giving you your ideal saxophone setup flawlessly!
Yanagisawa S901 Specifications
|Body Material||Brass, Gold Lacquered|
|Body/Neck Style||One Piece Body|
|Construction Style||Ribbed Body Construction|
|Range||Low Bb to High F#|
|Pads||Premium Leather with Domed Nylon Resonators|
|Mouthpiece||Yanagisawa Ebonite 5|
|Case||Yanagisawa Deluxe Case|
|Country of Manufacture||Handmade in Japan|
Multiple Financing Options Available!
We have a myriad of different financing options available for your new instrument! From affordable monthly payments over a longer period of time to other options that can include 0% Interest or Deferred Interest options, we can help find a way to make the instrument of your dreams become the instrument of your reality! Give us a call!
United Midwest Savings Bank
UMWSB offers flexible, long term financing with term lengths of up to 60 months at an affordable 12.99% APR. Better yet, their financing has No Pre-Payment Penalty so you can pay off your balance at anytime and only pay for the interest for the length of time you had the loan!
Synchrony Financial is one of the national leaders in consumer financing. With deferred interest options (Interest if waived if paid off in promotional term) and sometimes, they offer manufacturer partnered promotions to offer you an even better term length.
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