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Yanagisawa AWO20 Alto Saxophone Eb bronze

Code: 102476

The upgraded replacement for the highly regarded A992 series, this AWO20 bronze model is an instrument for the accomplished player.

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Our price £3,384.17 exc. VAT

RRP: £4,512.50

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The upgraded replacement for the highly regarded A992 series, this AWO20 bronze model is the instrument for the accomplished player. It delivers a superb tonal range thanks to a re-engineered bore and toneholes, and re-sourced and redesigned core brass material. This model also has many upgraded features exclusive to the WO series such as newly designed Front F Keys, Ride Side Keys and Right Pinky Key.  The bronze body of the AWO20 offers the player extra warmth in their sound and an unrivaled depth of tone.

Unique benefits

  • Range: Low Bb to High F#
  • 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 by a tri-point balanced bell brace

Supplied with

The Yanagisawa AWO20 comes in a hard case with exterior pockets and backpack straps.  A warm sounding ebonite Yanagisawa mouthpiece is also included with a cap,ligature and basic neck sling. 


  • Model: AWO20
  • Key: Eb
  • Material: Bronze
  • Keywork: Gold Lacquer
  • Mechanism: Full Keywork
  • Finish: Clear Lacquered Bronze
  • Mouthpiece: Yanagisawa
  • Lyre Box: Yes
Customer Reviews

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  • Yanagisawa AW020 Alto Sax

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    I purchased this alto saxophone last year and I have to say it is a beautiful instrument. As well as the supplied mouthpiece which I have never used I prefer to use my Selmer 80C and a Jody Jazz DV New York 6 metal mouthpiece which is a truly remarkable piece of craftsmanship and I highly recommend.
    This horn is a remarkable piece of engineering and is a delight to play. It has a beautiful deep smoky tone which can be soft and haunting but can also be bright and powerful and cut through a mix. I Have a wide range of microphones in my studio and have tried and tested them all. The best result I have found when recording is with a Shure SM 58 Dynamic microphone into a hardware compressor then into the DAW with reverb etc.. sounds amazing.
    It is an expensive instrument but well worth the investment. My thanks to Alice at John Packers for providing me with a range of instruments to choose from. I am so pleased I chose the Yanagisawa. Many thanks.


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