Yanagisawa SIXS Ligature
for Clarinet or Alto Sax
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 in to a new project: the Yanagisawa SIXS Ligature.
The Yanagisawa SIXS Ligature incorporates a unique design with six spatially arranged contact points. Four small, gold-plated brass discs stabilize the reed, holding it firmly against the mouthpiece while ensuring full freedom of vibration. The ligature hugs the mouthpiece barrel through four Ebonite spacers and an inverted single-screw mechanism allows uniform tightening through all contact points for excellent response. The engraved, hexagonal screw head adds an appealing classical touch.
Handmade in Japan, the SIXS Ligature is made 24K Gold Plated Brass.
Mouthpiece Cap Options
Yanagisawa does not include a cap with the SIXS. They do offer a custom designed mouthpiece cap in either black or white plastic that can be added on. These caps are designed specifically to the fit of the Yanagisawa SIXS and will work for either clarinet or alto sax.
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.