Yanagisawa Wind Instruments

Started as a repair company, Japan’s Yanagisawa Wind Instruments have been in the musical instruments business since 1893. In 1954 Yanagisawa launched their first saxophone, the T3 tenor. Soon after, in 1956, they introduced the A-3 alto saxophone. Today, as one of the leading saxophone manufacturers in Japan, Yanagisawa is known for its complete range of professional-grade, intermediate, and student saxophones.

At Yanagisawa, the most important priority in saxophones has always been "that sound." It is the open, airy sound we know from some of our favorite albums. Most professional saxophonists will also tell you that they’re looking for "that sound," and they will play older saxophones precisely because they can produce it. Unfortunately, musicians playing older instruments have had to compensate for the inadequacies of the tuning and action of these vintage saxophones in order to get "that sound."

After much research, Yanagisawa achieved a sound very close to the sound of the older saxophones using alloys of bronze. Their prototypes eventually led to the release of the Yanagisawa 992 series saxophones. This instrument line, offering saxophonists comfortable fast action, precision tuning, and "that sound," was launched in 1998. The success of the -992 series prompted the introduction of an affordable range of bronze saxophones. A straight soprano saxophone, the S-902, was introduced in 2000, quickly followed by alto, tenor, and baritone models in 2001.

Prior to that, in 1973 Yanagisawa had begun production of handmade metal and hard-rubber mouthpieces. Yanagisawa saxophone mouthpieces are consistently in high-demand, thanks to their uniform quality and dependability.

Other Yanagisawa milestones have included introduction of the first baritone saxophone made in Japan in 1967, and the first Japanese-made soprano sax in 1969. 1972 saw the release of the Yanagisawa SN-6, the world's first sopranino saxophone with a high E key. Jazz virtuoso Sonny Rollins now owns the first-ever Yanagisawa sopranino sax.

With a company motto of “Yanagisawa pursues technology" their engineers have designed saxophones that are delicate yet powerful, soft yet comfortable, and truly a delight to play. With the aim of accommodating all saxophone players, today’s Yanagisawa prides itself on satisfying musicians’ demanding needs.

Woodwind & Brasswind is proud to offer high-quality Yanagisawa musical instruments for musicians from professional to beginner. Yanagisawa instruments and music accessories are backed by The Woodwind & Brasswind’s 110% Price Guarantee, assuring that you won’t find Yanagisawa musical instruments at a lower price anywhere else.

 



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Yanagisawa Model S-991 Professional Soprano Saxophone (SS991)
Yanagisawa Model S-991 Professional Soprano Saxophone
Pro-level Yanagisawa soprano.
  • New: $4,289.00 MSRP: $7,161.00
  • Used: $3,431.20
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Yanagisawa Metal Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece (Y2705-5)
Yanagisawa Metal Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
  • New: $299.99 MSRP: $360.75
  • Used: $239.99
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Yanagisawa Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece (Y37056)
Yanagisawa Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece
The Jazz player's choice.
  • New: $189.99 MSRP: $229.00
  • Used: $151.99
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Yanagisawa Metal Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece (Y27075)
Yanagisawa Metal Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece
  • New: $215.99 MSRP: $266.00
  • Used: $172.79
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Yanagisawa Metal Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece (Y27049)
Yanagisawa Metal Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece
Quality mouthpiece for a contemporary sound.
  • New: $249.99 MSRP: $314.00
  • Used: $199.99
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Yanagisawa Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece (Y37045)
Yanagisawa Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece
  • New: $169.99 MSRP: $213.00
  • Used: $135.99
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Yanagisawa 9930 Sterling Series Soprano Saxophone (SC9930)
Yanagisawa 9930 Sterling Series Soprano Saxophone
Looking for a soprano sax with an easier tone? Yanagisawa has crafted from solid sterling silver an artists soprano saxophone of unprecedented warmth and clarity. Two interchangeable neck pipes come standard.
  • New: $6,599.00 - $7,079.00 MSRP: $11,180.00
  • Used: $5,481.52
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Yanagisawa T-901 Professional Tenor Saxophone (T901S)
Yanagisawa T-901 Professional Tenor Saxophone
Outstanding projection, full-bodied tone, lively response and Yanagisawa's remarkably even scale make this instrument a true pleasure to play. Advancing students will find this model will serve them well into their professional careers.
  • New: $3,099.00 - $4,059.00 MSRP: $6,748.00
  • Used: $3,247.20
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Yanagisawa Hard Rubber Baritone Saxophone Mouthpiece (Y37069)
Yanagisawa Hard Rubber Baritone Saxophone Mouthpiece
Yanagisawa steel ebonite (hard rubber) mouthpieces have beautifully proportional facing curves and tip openings. Skilled craftsmanship ensures that each Yanagisawa steel ebonite mouthpiece offers reliable uniformity in tone and quality.
  • New: $237.99 - $279.99 MSRP: $346.00
  • Used: $223.99
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Yanagisawa Hard Rubber Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece (Y37079)
Yanagisawa Hard Rubber Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece
Yanagisawa steel ebonite (hard rubber) mouthpieces have beautifully proportional facing curves and tip openings. Skilled craftsmandship ensures that each Yanagisawa steel ebonite mouthipece offers reliable uniformity in tone and quality. Ligature not included.
  • New: $179.99 MSRP: $213.00
  • Used: $143.99
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Yanagisawa B-992 Bronze Baritone Saxophone (B992)
Yanagisawa B-992 Bronze Baritone Saxophone
  • New: $10,039.00 MSRP: $15,188.00
  • Used: $7,529.25
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Yanagisawa SC9937 Curved Soprano (SC9937)
Yanagisawa SC9937 Curved Soprano
Pro soprano with superb ergonomics.
  • New: $7,699.00 MSRP: $12,977.00
  • Used: $6,159.20
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