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Yanagisawa A-992 Bronze Alto Saxophone

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The A-992 features Yanagisawa's sway-free mechanism for F auxiliary and low C-sharp keys, which affords better airtightness and intonation and facili...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 07-28-2018

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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.

FEATURES
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
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YanagisawaA-992 Bronze Alto Saxophone
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

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Reviewed by 14 customers

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5.0

Jazz Standard

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from MD

Staff Reviewer

Comments about Yanagisawa A-992 Bronze Alto Saxophone:

Otto link has been at the top of the line for saxophone mouthpieces for quite a while. The otto link HR alto mouthpiece has been one of the most used jazz mouthpieces for a while and this soprano mouthpiece gives you the same smooth jazz sound that made the alto so popular.

 
5.0

The Tuba for pros

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from MD

Staff Reviewer

Comments about Yanagisawa A-992 Bronze Alto Saxophone:

This Tuba may be the last Tuba that you will ever purchase. Miraphone has been making excellent Tubas and this particular horn is one that you will be able to play for an entire career, maybe two!

 
5.0

Step up instrument

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from MD

Staff Reviewer

Comments about Yanagisawa A-992 Bronze Alto Saxophone:

This saxophone is great for an advancing student who has outgrown their student horn. For a high school student who is not looking to spend to much money, the Vienna series alto is a perfect fit for a school band setting and playing classical music in general.

 
5.0

Perfect gigging horn

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from MD

Staff Reviewer

Comments about Yanagisawa A-992 Bronze Alto Saxophone:

This saxophone is perfect for a player who is looking for something to take to a gig to play. The horn comes with a metal link mouthpiece and is perfect to use in a Jazz, rock, or funk band.

 
5.0

Versatile saxophone

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from MD

Staff Reviewer

Comments about Yanagisawa A-992 Bronze Alto Saxophone:

This professional horn is top of the line. The rounded tone holes allow for great projection. The bore of the saxophone allows it to be used both in a jazz setting, or a classical setting, depending on which mouthpiece you end up using on it.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Greatest Saxophone I've Played On!

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from Buda Tx

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Comments about Yanagisawa A-992 Bronze Alto Saxophone:

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.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Classical Sax

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from WI

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Comments about Yanagisawa A-992 Bronze Alto Saxophone:

It's an amazing sax. I looked at the whole Selmer line and just about every other brand out there too but this was still the creme de la creme. The included mouthpeice is actually pretty decentbut when you inevitably upgrade try more than just the C*. I settled on a Russeau mouthpeice and a inverted bonade ligature. With my set up I ended up with an amazing classical sax. I am complimented on my beautiful full tone all the time. Yani all the way!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect Sax!

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from California

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Comments about Yanagisawa A-992 Bronze Alto Saxophone:

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.

(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Unique Sound

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from natchitoches

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Comments about Yanagisawa A-992 Bronze Alto Saxophone:

This horn produces a dark and warm sound, even with inverted ligatures and bright mouthpieces. The tone this horn enables a musician to produce is unique, but still blends well in a full ensemble. It also sounds great for solo performances.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great feel and intonation.

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from Jacksonville, FL

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Comments about Yanagisawa A-992 Bronze Alto Saxophone:

The feel of the horn is the best I have used. The keys are close together and do not have to be pushed very far to close them, which is great for fast tunes. The only complaint I would have is that it is difficult to get a raw tone. Classical/smooth tones come easy.

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