TWO10 – Yanagisawa WO Series Elite Tenor Saxophone
(TWO10 Replaced T991)
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. When you evaluate all of the elements of the saxophone (quality, performance & price), the TWO10 is arguably the finest tenor on the market!
The Yanagisawa WO Series!
Following the release of the WO Series altos in 2014, Yanagisawa continues the WO Series with new tenor saxophones for 2015. The new WO Series saxophones represent the first major redesign of the Yanagisawa tenor sax in over 20 years! Building on the outstanding platform of the T9 series, the new WO Series tenors improve on the excellence of Yanagisawa! Impeccable intonation & build quality are a staple of the Yanagisawa line. The WO series bore has been further refined for a richer tone with several enhancements to the mechanical purity that is Yanagisawa!
The Elite Series (TWO10) replaces the T991 series. The TWO10 features ribbed body construction for a richer, more complex tone. The new WO Series bore will redefine what players expect from a professional tenor saxophone. With the TWO10, no longer will players feel they have to sacrifice tone in favor of response & intonation. For more detailed information on the changes in the WO Series from the previous T9 based models, please check out Dave Kessler’s blog post by clicking here.
The TWO10 features all of the standard Yanagisawa T99x series mechanical improvements such as:
- Connected C#-B roller
- Underslung octave mechanism
- Double arm construction on the Low C & B keys
The TWO10 further builds on T99x platform with a new front F key design, new right hand side keys and a redesigned right hand pinky cluster. A new case and engraving pattern have also been added.
TWO1 vs. TWO10
The primary difference is in the weight of the construction. The TWO1 uses “Single Post to Body” construction whereas the TWO10 uses a heavier “Ribbed Body” construction. What this translates to is that the posts that suspend the keys up from the body are individually soldered directly to the body tube on the TWO1. On the ribbed body TWO10, large groups of posts are first silver soldered on to a brass plate, or “rib”, and then that entire rib is soldered on to the body tube.
The end result is that the body tubes of the TWO1 have less weight attached to them and this give quicker response. The heavier construction TWO10 has a thicker “core” to its sound due to the extra weight, but it also requires more effort and power from the player in order to get quick response. For more advanced players, the TWO10 is the more complex tone and the overall more versatile saxophone.
Neither is truly “better” than the other but rather depends on the player. The TWO1 is the least resistant and easiest model to play. So especially for student musicians & hobby players, the TWO1 offers an exceptional combination of performance, quality and price value. There are of course other keywork differences in the TWO10 (mentioned in description tab) but the core difference between the horns is the construction.
Every horn 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!
|Bore||New WO Series Professional Bore|
|Body Material||Yellow Brass, Gold Lacquered|
|Body Construction||Fully Ribbed Body Construction|
|Country of Manufacture||Handmade in Japan|
|Octave Mechanism||Underslung Octave Mechanism|
|Pads||Premium Leather with Domed Resonators|
|Mouthpiece||Yanagisawa Ebonite 5|
|Case||New Deluxe Case|
18 Month, 0% Interest Financing!
Purchase your new Yanagisawa TWO10 from Kessler & Sons using First Mutual Finance and receive special 18 Month, 0% Interest Financing!
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18 Month, 0% Financing Option Available on New Instrument at Advertised New Price Only. Full details on financing page.
Does not apply towards Store Used Demos or Used Instruments. Demos and Used models can still be financed under standard terms.