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Yanagisawa S9930 Soprano Saxophone (pre owned)

Yanagisawa S9930 Soprano Saxophone (pre owned)

Regular price £4,995.00
Regular price Sale price £4,995.00
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00360308 Pre Owned

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Yanagisawa sopranos have long been the go-to instrument for all saxophonists regardless of any prior brand loyalty they may have. The Yanagisawa Soprano has doubtless become the reference instrument. The 9930 soprano model delivers visual and aural beauty with its solid silver body and neck, contrasting with brass keys and details. Supplied with interchangeable straight and curved necks.

In solid silver with brass lacquered keys, complete with 2 solid silver necks.

Supplied in original leatherette, wood-shell case with Selmer C** mouthpiece (no ligature)

Single Arm
Yanagisawa's single arms used on the bell keys are extremely strong and have proved reliable for many years. 

C# - Bb - B Rocking Key
The C#, Bb and B keys are all connected via a rocking / see-saw mechanism. This is a unique Yanagisawa feature and ensures the easiest transition between these pitches.

White Shell Lining
A player's fingers will rest comfortably in the indented white shell keys. The white shell also enhances the beauty of the instrument while also preventing the player's fingers from slipping during technical passages.

KEY WORK MOUNTING
Rib Mounted
This is an enhanced design with the keys mounted to a rib plate which in turn is mounted to the body. This not only gives added strength to the keywork, but has the added benefit of improved resonance and tonal stability.

OCTAVE KEY TYPE
Underslung
An underslung octave mechanism is considered to have a much quicker, more responsive action. It is also a more complex and expensive system to manufacture. So underslung octave keys are to be found on saxophones from the 991 series upwards.

OCTAVE SYSTEM
Fluororesin Non-Stick Mechanism
As standard octave key mechanisms can get sticky over time, Yanagisawa's Fluororesin, non-stick coating ensures a reliable action with no stickiness.

PAD REFLECTOR
Metal Reflectors
Metal reflectors are an improvement upon the standard plastic reflectors, and they add clarity to the tone and improve playing response across the whole dynamic range.

PAD TYPE
Air Tight Waterproof Pad
Yanagisawa's superb waterproof pad is totally air tight which allows complete confidence in the instrument's tonal integrity, plus the waterproof material offers a greatly extended pad life.

PALM KEY PLATE
Palm Key Plate
The palm key plate delivers high range resonance, acoustic depth, added projection and added tonal stability.

PIVOT SCREWS
Pointed Pivot Screws
Special pointed pivot screws are used in all centre arms on Yanagisawa saxophones. These screws precisely maintain the stability of the centre arms, and help achieve a very high precision action.

RIGHT PINKY KEY/SIDE KEY
Yanagisawa Standard

SPRING TYPE
Blue Steel Springs
Blue Steel Spring are better than stainless steel - as used on most other saxes - as they hold tension more effectively, and therefore enhance the key action.

Please note this instrument is being sold on commission for a third party.

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