This particular instrument is in immaculate – as new – condition.
Product description from Yanagisawa’s own website:
AWO30 – Elite Model. The upgraded replacement for the highly regarded A9030 model, this AWO30 silver/brass model offers a beautiful blend of a sterling silver neck and body, and a lacquered brass bow and bell which gives a wonderful tone that balances the purity of silver with the directness of brass.
A true instrument for the accomplished player, it delivers a superb tonal range and also benefits from the WO series re-engineered bore and toneholes, and re-sourced and redesigned core brass material. This model also has many upgraded features exclusive to the WO series such as newly designed Front F Keys, Ride Side Keys and Right Pinky Key.
Bell Arm Keys – Double Arm – Using double arms on the Bell Keys, helps to keep the tone holes fully sealed by removing the chances of twisting or distortion of the tone hole cup. This in turn helps ensure reliable performance and tonal integrity.
Bell Brace – Balanced Tri-Point Brace – The bell and body are firmly linked by a three-point, balanced brace which ensures structural resilience and firm resonance, even when fortissimo is sought.
Bell Key Buffer – Metal Adjustable – The buffers used on the bell keys are metal – and therefore offer increased longevity and accuracy over plastic – and are fully adjustable. This means the aperture of the bell toneholes are within your control.
Bore and Tone Holes – WO Series Bore and Tone Holes – In Yanagisawa’s desire to constantly innovate, all new WO series saxophones have a newly engineered bore and toneholes. This helps achieve a smoother blow and even more precise intonation.
Pinky stack 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.
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 / AWO10 series upwards.
Range: Low Bb to High F#
Body: Solid Silver
Neck: Solid Silver
Neck Type: Detachable Neck
Case: Fabric Covered, Woodshell case with outer pocket and Backstraps