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  • Hand-engraved lacquered bronze bell
    Lacquered bronze body and neck
    High F-sharp mechanism
    Sway-Free F-Auxillary and Low C# mechanism
    Contoured independent palm keys
    Double-action table keys
    Rib-mounted upper and lower stack posts
    Double-armed low B and C
    Includes: case, mouthpiece, cap and ligature, and care products

Yanagisawa A-992 Bronze Alto Saxophone
The A-992 features Yanagisawa's sway-free mechanism for F auxiliary and low C-sharp keys, which affords better airtightness and intonation and facilitates adjustment and repair. From the cutting power to lead a saxophone section to the intricate expressiveness for solo repertoire, the many shades of tone this model offers make it ideal for any musical application. It includes a case, mouthpiece, cap and ligature, and care products.

All of Yanagisawa's evolutionary advancements are present-coalesced with the innovative use of bronze. The result is an unmistakable warmth and richness of response, and wide dynamic range. An exceptional choice for any soloist, classical players will find this model to be of particularly great interest.

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"Perfect Sax!"

by Mike D. - 7/21/2009 5:41:14 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
High school senior/ 7 years of experience Classical, Marching, Jazz California
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

I had to go through a gruesome process of trying out many different horns before I settled on Yanagisawas. I would still recommend anyone wanting a new horn to try out different ones to see what you like in a sax. For me, Yanagisawas are absolutely perfect. This particular model has just what I wanted: a full, dark tone, close keys, great intonation on every note, and an amazing look. As for the accessories, it comes with a vandoren classic reed and a great mouthpiece, along with the usual care products. My personal jazz setup on this horn includes a Meyer mouthpiece and Vandoren ZZ reeds. Overall, this is the best horn that I have EVER played on, and I know that anyone can go a long way with this sax.

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"Saxophone speaks well with a mellow tone."

by Bob Smith - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
30 years playing show tunes, marches, contemporary Pennsylvania
23 people out of 25 found this review helpful

This Yani really speaks well and responds cleanly. I am really happy with the tight key work. A small problem is the high D left hand palm key- when playing really fast runs my hand would get poked with the point at the top of the palm key. After a lot of playing time my hand would hurt. However, don't let that small item keep you from trying this horn. A great discovery is that the horn is in tune throughout the entire chromatic scale- I am really pleased about that. The bronze coating creates a mellow sounding horn. The supplied mouthpiece is actually a good one. My favorite set up with this horn is with a Selmer C* mouthpiece and Alexander Superial reeds. I purchased this Yani as an upgrade to my Yamaha 62 Alto. So, overall an excellent saxophone; in tune, tight key work, and a mellow responsive voice. You will not be disappointed - especially with the bronze coating. Thank You for reading my review.

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"great with a few minor glitches"

by sarah - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
state bands, professional jazz band jazz, classical ny
5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

I have owned this saxophone now for a year and I love it. It has a clear sound that can be made bright or dark depending on the mouthpiece and reed. It has enough versitility to be used for jazz as well as classical. Intonation is good but could be better. On my horn, A above the staff always sounds stuffy no matter which reed or mouthpice is used. Overall the sound is good and I have been impressed with this horn.

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"best instrument that I have ever played"

by d - 1/28/2009 9:45:19 AM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
high school all-state student w/ 6 years experience classical (solo and large group) NM
17 people out of 18 found this review helpful

I have had my A992 for almost a year and to be completely honest I can't get enough of it. All of the notes are highly accessible and with the right mouthpiece and reed you could go a long way with this sax. Before buying this instrument I tested all of the highly recommended names and found that none of them could stand up to the Yanagisawa. After playing this sax for 5 months I made All-State and found that out of the four All-state saxes three of us played on a Yanagisawa saxophone.

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"Greatest Saxophone I've Played On!"

by Sean Hunt - 11/5/2013 5:58:26 PM  Share
Musical Experience: Style of Music: Hometown:
Teacher, Active Performer Classical, Jazz Buda Tx

The rumors are true! The Yanagisawa A-992 is in fact the all mighty god it's said to be. I've tried many upon many of different alto's and this is by far the best. The Bronze body, neck and bell give the sax a warm, creamy tone that will make anyone jealous as you play a classical piece. This saxophone is dark and warm sounding with PERFECT intonation. Any and all yanagisawa saxophones have perfect intonation and quality key work. This particular sax is designed to be the top notch killer of the classical world. No sax can match its beautiful dark sound and it's colorful rich tone. I use this sax only for classical because it is so perfectly designed for it's purpose that is is arguable TOO dark and TOO warm for Jazz. I use my Yanagisawa A-9937 with an entirely solid silver body for jazz because it produces a brighter, more colorful tone. The response is equally incredible on both horns.

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