This is our beautiful Yanagisawa 901 Tenor Sax from 1991! This is what SH Woodwind had to say about it:
"The body has all the usual features of a contemporary horn; detachable bell, triple-point bell stay, adjustable thumb hook (metal, with those dubious dimples on the base), titling bell key table, removable side F# key guard and a large, slightly domed thumb rest."
"In terms of feel the 901 fits nicely under the fingers. Yanagisawa have always had a good reputation when it comes to ergonomics, and certain aspects of the design show that much thought has been put into this area. It's also worth mentioning that the 901 is quite a light horn. At 3.13kg it's about the same weight as the Yamaha YTS23 - which makes it one of the lightest tenors on the market."
"Tonewise the 901 is what I'd call a very confident horn; its presentation is bold, even strident - and yet there's and underlying warmth to it. It puts me in mind of a city slicker, dressed in a sharp suit, with an armful of carefully presented reports and graphs...but if you look very closely at his tie you'll see there's a little teddy bear embroidered on it. It's also a very even-tempered tone, which means it's quite uniform up and down the scale, though it opens out a little at the top end. The advantage of this approach is that it makes for a very versatile horn, but the payoff is a slight lack of fizz and crackle. And it is only slight, but it's there nonetheless. I think this explains why I'm seeing more classical players turning up with Yanagisawas these days. Its not that the 901 is staid, or particularly 'serious', it's perhaps more about it being a steady and stable performer at all volumes - though it has plenty of response to allow it to kick off nicely when you push it. And the tuning is spot on, as you'd expect."
"The 901 is a solid horn, both in terms of build quality and performance."
This is a pre-owned saxophone that was made in Japan and it is in an excellent playing condition. It does have some small aesthetic marks and scratches to the body that can be seen in the photographs.
Hard shell case included.
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