Yanagisawa BooStar Neck Tightening Screw
Fits Yanagisawa, Selmer or Yamaha
Yanagisawa is known among the saxophone community as one of, if not the finest saxophone maker there is. Their dedication to craftsmanship is paramount in everything that they make. Now, Yanagisawa has expanded this expertise into a new project: the Yanagisawa BooStar Neck Screw.
Adding weight at the neck screw has an interesting impact on the overall performance of the saxophone, far more than many might believe. Players comment that they find better intonation stability and tonal core in the altissimo of the sax, simply by adding this weight! With the Yanagisawa BooStar neck screw, they have made it even more customizable by allowing you to combine 3 totally different weight options onto your horn.
Handmade in Japan, available in 2 models.
Yanagisawa has made the BooStar neck screw in 2 fits:
- Yanagisawa / Selmer Paris (same threading)
The model / fit of the screw is determined by the color of the logo on the B & C weights. The screws with a black Yanagisawa logo are threaded to fit Yanagisawa & Selmer Paris models. The screws made to fit Yamaha saxes are equipped with a white Yanagisawa logo.
The stock BooStar is made from a special alloy and is “raw” meaning that there is no plating or finish applied. The BooStar is now also available in either 24k Gold Plate or Pink Gold Plating.
Yanagisawa marks these new ligatures with a new “YANY” stamp. Many customers ask us what this stands for, so we asked Yanagisawa directly. For decades, customers would shorten the name Yanagisawa and pronounce it “yah-NEE” but spell it “Yani”. However, in Japan, the phrase “Yani” is associated with Tobacco. So Yanagisawa has officially declared “Yany” (with the Y at the end) as the official spelling for the shortened phrase of it’s brand name.