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The New Yanagisawa TWO2 range replaces the long standing T902 model.The body is made of Bronze (a mix of copper and tin) rather than the TWO1's brass construction (copper and zinc). This difference in core material affects the tone and the bronze models tend to have a softer, warmer, broader tone than the more direct and punchy sound of a brass TWO1 model.
This first level Yanagisawa has long been popular with upgrading players and also more experienced saxophonists. The price has always been attractive to players wanting a first 'serious' upgrade, although you may find it in some 'intermediate' lists all Yanagisawas are really pro instruments: Handmade in Japan to the most exacting standards with industry leading materials and precision.
The New TWO2 model really does have some major modifications whilst retaining the classic Yanagisawa sound and feel that have made them so popular.
The bore size and tone hole size and positioning has all been modified. This is the core of how a Sax plays in terms of response, intonation and resonance.
Yanagisawa are using a different source of brass; the mix and quality of zinc, copper and tin can affect the resonance in particular, much testing was done to ensure the best tonal possibility from a new source of core brass.
The right hand 'pinky' keys (low Eb + low C) have been modified in shape and feel to faciliate faster finger movement at the bottom of the instrument.
The front F key has been ergonomically re-designed to sit more easily under the players finger when operated.
Additional 'feet' have been added under the right hand side keys (Bb, C and high E) - this is to basically give the mechanism more support and a more positive 'feel' for the player when depressing the key.
The TW range also benefits from a new strengthening plate on the front of the crook, this is essentially to add core weight around the neck area which can result in the player feeling more strength to the sound.
Finally for body spec changes there has been a new plate added to the left hand palm key area, this should provide some extra resonance (and arguably projection) especially on those notes as it adds core weight to the corresponding area of the tube.
Semi-Pro level instrument
Fully set up in our workshop prior to sale
Provided with a 1 year warranty, supplied with case and ebonite mouthpiece
Made in Tokyo, Japan
Available on 14 day home trial
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Yanagisawa TWO2 - Tenor Saxophone Reviews
Anonymous review via Feefo - 2020-07-16
Great looking Sax with warm, mellow sound
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