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  • Yanagisawa TWO-1 Tenor Mint 380054

  • Yanagisawa S-6 Soprano Saxophone Great Deal Old Pads 473961

    Coming soon late September

  • Yanagisawa Whitehall Soprano S6 Original Lacquer Nice Shape 772637

    These Yanagisawa Whitehall saxophones are basically a Selmer Mark VI soprano, but with a little better intonation, and as good or better build quality. The tone is virtually identical to a Mark VI soprano – so focused, reedy, with an almost oboe-like quality to it. This one is in very good condition with no damage and with a mix of pads. It just got a tune up and a new neck cork, and it’s priced to sell. It’s hard to find a professional soprano in this price range. These are hard to beat. Only one available!

  • Yanagisawa AWO2 Solid Bronze Alto Saxophone Brand New + Setup! A902

    $ 3,750

    Two available as of May 2022

    Brand new, unplayed, in the plastic Yanagisawa AWO2 Alto saxophone. This is probably the best deal overall in a modern alto period. This horn just got checked out post shipping and is ready to play its very best right out of the case when you get it. It’s completely mint, with factory box and paperwork etc. You won’t find a better playing Yanagisawa AWO2, nor will you find a better price. I have an extremely limited number of these that I can offer you at this sale price. Good luck to the few people who are able to jump on this amazing deal!

    If you’re wondering, the WO2 is the bronze version of Yanagisawa’s professional alto. This is the new name of what used to be the A902 model. It has a more open and vibrating feel than the heavier-built AWO20 (which is also a fantastic alto, but more expensive). My first good alto was one of these. And the solid bronze adds more depth and complexity to the tone – kind of a thick heart to the core of the tone. It’s quite easy to hear once you get used to it and play the different Yanagisawa saxophones. The AWO2 (A902) and AWO20 (A992) are my favorites, closely followed by AWO1 (A901) and AWO10 (A991) (same horns but in brass instead of bronze).

    Any questions, feel free to ask!

  • Yanagisawa AWO20 Solid Bronze Alto Saxophone Mint Unplayed Fantastic Deal! A992

    $ 4,575

    Out of stock for the moment. Back in September, probably.

    Mint, unplayed, in the plastic Yanagisawa AWO20 Alto saxophone. This is probably the best deal on this saxophone that you will find anywhere.  The AWO20 (formerly called A992) is the best horn that Yanagisawa makes in my opinion (I prefer it to the solid silver ones.) This AWO20 just got checked out post shipping and is ready to play its very best right out of the case when you get it. It’s completely mint, with factory box and paperwork etc. You won’t find a better playing Yanagisawa AWO2o, nor will you find a better price. I have an extremely limited number of these that I can offer you at this sale price. Good luck to the few people who are able to jump on this amazing deal!

    If you’re wondering, the WO20 is the bronze version of Yanagisawa’s top line professional alto. This is the new name of what used to be the A992 model. It has sturdier ‘ribbed construction’ and double arms on the bell keys, to distinguish it from its extremely similar but less expensive sibling, the AWO2 (A902). The Yanagisawa AWO20 also has the underslung neck octave key mechanism and fancy hand engraving. I love how the neck octave key looks and works. My first good alto was a Yanagisawa, and I never would have needed to upgrade from it. The solid bronze adds more depth and complexity to the tone compared to brass – kind of a thick heart to the core of the tone. It’s quite easy to hear once you get used to it and play the different Yanagisawa saxophones. The AWO2 (A902) and AWO20 (A992) are my favorites, closely followed by AWO1 (A901) and AWO10 (A991) (same horns but in brass instead of bronze, and a little less expensive).

    Any questions, feel free to ask!

  • Yanagisawa AWO10 Elite Professional Alto Saxophone Mint Unplayed Fantastic Deal! A991

    $ 3,950

    BACKORDERED Current wait time is about a month to get one of these.

    Mint, unplayed, in the plastic Yanagisawa AWO10 Alto saxophone. This is probably the best deal on this saxophone that you will find anywhere.  The AWO10 (formerly called A991) is Yanagisawa’s top of the line saxophone, made of solid brass, like most saxophones (as distinguished from their bronze and silver options that are significantly more expensive.)  This AWO10 just got checked out post shipping and is ready to play its very best right out of the case when you get it. It’s completely mint, with factory box and paperwork etc. You won’t find a better playing Yanagisawa AWO10, nor will you find a better price. I have an extremely limited number of these that I can offer you at this sale price. Good luck to the few people who are able to jump on this amazing deal!

    If you’re wondering, the AWO10 is the brass version of Yanagisawa’s top line professional alto. This is the new name of what used to be the A991 model. It has sturdier ‘ribbed construction’ and double arms on the bell keys, to distinguish it from its extremely similar but less expensive sibling, the AWO1 (A901). The Yanagisawa AWO10 also has the underslung neck octave key mechanism and fancy hand engraving. I love how the neck octave key looks and works. My first good alto was a Yanagisawa, and I never would have needed to upgrade from it. The tone is medium bright, clear, and round, with a crisp projection to it. With a classical mouthpiece, it darkens up beautifully while still shimmering. For jazz, it’s a natural lead alto with a brighter mouthpiece, like the GS New York or many others. The intonation is excellent. Keywork is super comfortable. The build quality that Yanagisawa offers is the best of any saxophone, and yet the price is lower than many of its competitors. That’s why Yanagisawa is SO popular among pro sax players, and why its saxophones are often back ordered with long waits. Here’s your chance to grab one at a SUPER price that is all setup and ready to go for many years making beautiful music dependably. It’s the Lexus of modern saxophones, and it just makes playing effortless.

    Any questions, feel free to ask!

  • Yanagisawa AWO1 Professional Alto Saxophone New + Setup – Fantastic Deal! A901

    $ 3,150

    Two of these currently available August 2022!!

    New in the plastic Yanagisawa AWO1 Alto saxophone. This is probably the best deal overall in a modern alto period. This horn just got checked out post shipping and is ready to play its very best right out of the case when you get it. It’s completely mint, with factory box and paperwork etc. You won’t find a better playing Yanagisawa AWO1 Alto Saxophone, nor will you find a better price. I have an extremely limited number of these that I can offer you at this sale price. Good luck to the few people who are able to jump on this amazing deal!

    If you’re wondering, the AWO1 is the brass version of Yanagisawa’s professional alto. This is the new name of what used to be the A901 model. It has a more open and vibrating feel than the heavier-built AWO10 (which is also a fantastic alto, but more expensive). My first good alto was one of these. If you want the best alto for the money, that would be the Yanagisawa AWO1. And when you go to re-sell it, you can get most to all of your money back, which is the opposite of most new saxophones.

    Any questions, feel free to ask!

  • Yanagisawa TWO2 Tenor Saxophone New in the plastic T902

    $ 4,350

    Yanagisawa TWO2 Tenor Saxophone brand new (formerly T902) is a professional saxophone for an absolutely bargain price in solid bronze.  It’s also the best built modern saxophone. It just happens to also be affordable. This horn got a new horn checkup after arriving at the GetASax shop. Having a world class repairman take a look at a new saxophone fresh from the factory can often take it from good to great. There are typically 2 or 3 small tweaks that need done, and presto – you get the full experience of what the horn can do. Besides the excellent price, that’s a real selling point, I think. I wish my first new saxophone had been checked out. I suffered with too stiff spring tensions for years in college, without even realizing that I could easily have had that fixed. I know better now!

  • Yanagisawa SilverSonic A9933 Alto Saxophone Fresh Setup Excellent Player! 260027

    $ 4,950

    Freshly back from a full setup and cleaning. This is a great playing Yanagisawa alto! You can get the silver neck and bell for around the price of a regular brass one by buying used. The pads are in great shape, the horn is clean. The only blemish I see is a line of lacquer missing inside the bell flare which I only noticed after a careful inspection. I guess the bell flare had a mild crease that was removed, or just some wear from using a neck bag.

  • Yanagisawa SWO1 Professional Soprano Saxophone Brand New

    $ 3,750

    The Yanagisawa S-WO1 Soprano saxophone is probably the best quality soprano saxophone that you can get new in this price range, bar none. This one is IN STOCK (not a drop ship situation) and it has been checked out, setup, and tested, and comes to you brand new and playing its best right out of the case. My first nice saxophone was a Yanagisawa, and I continue to have a strong appreciation for the quality that you get per dollar on Yanagisawa instruments. They are precision crafted in a small factory of highly skilled and fairly paid workers in Japan. All the workers can do each step of the assembly (except for engraving) and they take turns making different parts of the horn at different times of the year. That means every single person who built this is skilled enough to build an entire saxophone him or herself. I don’t know of any other maker that has as good build quality as Yanagisawa consistently delivers year in, year out. The intonation is excellent. The ergonomics are comfortable. Tone is beautiful, and you can pick almost any mouthpiece you want, to change the tone, and it will still work well. Most sopranos are much more mouthpiece-picky (I’m looking at you, Selmer). It’s really pleasant to be able to buy a brand new soprano that has been checked out by GetASax (we’re picky) and is also a bargain price. With these sopranos sold out all over the USA, this deal hard to beat! We can only get a small number of these Yanagisawa sopranos in at this price, and this is currently the only one available! The factory mouthpiece is also quite good, so you don’t even have to budget for a nicer mouthpiece. No tax outside of NC. Shipping is quite affordable. Grab it!

  • Yanagisawa A901 Alto Saxophone Beautiful Condition 259808

    $ 2,450
  • Yanagisawa A991B Alto Black Lacquer Excellent Condition Rare

    $ 3,750
  • EchoMaster Baritone Ligature LARGE For Selmer, Vandoren, Yanagisawa, Gale and Similar Mouthpieces

    $ 165

    EchoMaster Baritone Saxophone Ligature for larger bodied baritone saxophone mouthpieces. This is what Brilhart might have made if they had ever made their incredibly popular BB screws ligature for baritone saxophone, instead of just for alto and tenor. Thanks to EchoMaster, now you can play one of these on your baritone mouthpieces too! There are two sizes that fit baritone mouthpieces, so check the photos. I tried this on lots of baritone mouthpieces to see what kinds of them it fits, and I took lots of photos showing fit. Check the slim body baritone ligature listing as well, to see if your mouthpiece falls into that category instead, and email me at [email protected] if you are not sure. This ligature is stamped BT on the side, and it fits larger body mouthpieces. However, it does not fit really large vintage baritone mouthpieces from the 1920’s like the old Conn Eagle, or vintage Lelandais, Martin, Buescher etc. If you have a vintage hard rubber Otto Link, here are a few notes on fit. The very oldest Otto Link Slant Tone Edge like this has a huge body almost like a bass sax mouthpiece, and will not fit this ligature. The Slant immediately after, like this, will fit this ligature. And the modern Tone Edge also fits this ligature, unless it is really slim like a Meyer, in which case you need the Slim body baritone ligature instead.

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    Yanagisawa SWO-2 Solid Bronze Soprano Mint Unplayed + New Horn Checkup

    Currently out of stock August 2022, more coming soon. This is a new Yanagisawa SWO2 Soprano saxophone in solid bronze. The one piece solid bronze Yanagisawa SWO-2 soprano is one of my favorite modern soprano saxophones of all. It has a noticeably darker, more complex tone than the SWO1, so to me, it’s worth the extra money to spring for the bronze on soprano. The one piece design means no neck socket to leak, and the horn resonates beautifully under your fingers when you play. It tunes beautifully as well. The keywork feels great under the fingers – dry and snappy. Yanagisawa has the best build quality of any modern saxophone, and it shows. Plus I get all new Yanagisawa saxophones checked out pre-sale by one of my excellent repairmen, so that any tiny improvements that will take it from good to great are done before you get it. This is a surprisingly big deal, and something you want to have done, regardless of where you happen to buy a new saxophone. A couple of tiny, smart fixes often take an already good horn into the exceptional category.

    If you’ve been thinking of getting a soprano, then Yanagisawa is really a great choice. These are precision instruments that are built to last and that sound beautiful. They work with a wide range of mouthpieces (Selmer sopranos are more ‘mouthpiece picky’), which is nice because you can shape the tone with mouthpiece choice a LOT.

    I have an extremely limited availability of these Yanagisawa saxophones, but ONE SWO2 is currently available as of April 2022. Whoever gets it will be one lucky saxophonist!

  • Soprano Brilhart Reproduction 3-Band Ligature Hard Rubber Mouthpieces

    $ 165

    For Hard Rubber Soprano mouthpieces. This fits everything including vintage Buescher and Conn, Meyer, Selmer Soloist, Selmer S80, Yanagisawa, Vandoren, and virtually all of the boutique soprano mouthpieces.

    As an added bonus, this EchoMaster ligature also fits metal Dukoff alto mouthpieces like Dukoff Miami alto saxophone mouthpieces perfectly!

    There’s a reason why the vintage Brilhart 3-Band ligatures have been singled out by the market (players) as by far the most desirable vintage ligatures. They are great ligatures! But there will never be enough vintage Brilhart ligatures to meet the high demand for this style of ligature. And never before has there been a Soprano ligature available! (Brilhart only made alto and tenor.) This is an amazing ligature and also fits almost every soprano hard rubber mouthpiece ever made.

  • BAM Cabine Tenor Sax Case

    $ 422

    Available in BLACK, RED, and Silver! This is one of the better cases made today. It’s a 10/10 in terms of padding (particularly for Selmer, Yamaha, and Yanagisawa saxophones), and weight. The new plastic latches don’t seem like they will last forever, and the shell could be harder, but it’s pretty good. Maybe an 8/10 in protection and a 7/10 in durability. It’s built to minimize size, so you don’t have extra storage in this case. It fits the horn, neck (includes neck bag for in the bell) and mouthpiece. It also includes nice backpack straps and also works over one shoulder. It is called “Cabine” because you can carry it into an airplane cabin without being stopped. It is also a flexible case and fits most major modern saxophones that I have tried (except Keilwerth, Eastman, and Cannonball big bell). It also fits a range of vintage horns including vintage Selmer, King, some Buescher saxophones. It does not fit any Conn saxophones very well, nor does it fit split bell keys Kings or Bueschers that well, nor does it fit the Top Hat and Cane Buescher’s bell dimensions.  If you have questions about whether a specific horn will fit in a BAM case, contact me and I’ll let you know.

  • BAM Classic Alto Sax Case

    $ 248

    Hard shell, adequate storage, and soft padding inside make The BAM Classic Tenor Case one that I keep coming back to for shipping vintage saxophones around in. The BAM Classic Tenor  fits Selmer shaped saxophones only – nothing with left hand bell keys fits in here. But Selmer, Yamaha, Yanagisawa, and copies of those three brands will fit. It’s quite affordable for a good case, though I don’t know whether the zipper will last forever based on used ones of these that have come through the shop. Still, for the price, the BAM Classic Tenor case hard to beat. The soft foam interior is great.

  • BAM Classic Tenor Saxophone Case

    $ 267

    Hard shell, adequate storage, and soft padding inside make The BAM Classic Tenor Case one that I keep coming back to for shipping vintage saxophones around in. The BAM Classic Tenor  fits Selmer shaped saxophones only – nothing with left hand bell keys fits in here. But Selmer, Yamaha, Yanagisawa, and copies of those three brands will fit. It’s quite affordable for a good case, though I don’t know whether the zipper will last forever based on used ones of these that have come through the shop. Still, for the price, the BAM Classic Tenor case hard to beat. The soft foam interior is great.

  • Tenor Metal Otto Link Mouthpieces – OT-BB size all metal with BB Screws EchoMaster Ligature

    $ 165
    Introducing a new EchoMaster ligature. This is the OT-BB size that fits metal Otto Link mouthpieces and is all-metal with BB screws. This is one versatile and beautifully built ligature.
     
    It’s one ligature for almost all metal tenor mouthpieces. It also fits all Dukoff metal and Berg Larsen metal mouthpieces among many others. I took photos of almost every version of Link as well as Dukoffs and a Berg if you want to scroll through. It also fits metal Yanagisawa on the slim side, and even metal 10MFan and MacSax on the fat side. Quite useful, as you get a tight reed seal, where most Link ligatures are impossible to tighten. This one is easy.
  • BAM Trekking Soprano Sax Case

    $ 418

    BAM Trekking soprano saxophone cases are a nice option if you want to have a case with lots of storage and you want to wear it as a backpack. That’s what it’s designed for. The interior foam is soft and protective. The exterior shell is reasonably hard. I wouldn’t stand on it or gate check it, but it’s good enough for daily use. I’ve seen the zippers fail frequently on older cases, but it should last several years without problems. These are nice because they have enough room to fit a range of saxophone shapes. I have put everything from vintage Martins and Kings to modern Yamaha and Yanagisawa in there. Fits one piece and detatchable neck sopranos. Contact me and I can try to fit your horn in one of these.

  • EchoMaster Baritone Ligature Slim, Mouthpieces For Berg Larsen, RPC, Meyer and Similar Hard Rubber

    $ 165

    EchoMaster Brilhart style ligatures for BARITONE Saxophone now available! If you’re here, you probably know about these ligatures already, but basically, these are an extremely good reproduction of the most desirable vintage ligature that was made by Brilhart in the 50’s and 60’s. This is a special new product sized for baritone saxophone mouthpieces, which Brilhart never made.

    I’ve been holding off listing these for a while, because I wanted to figure out which ligature fits which types of mouthpieces. Bari mouthpieces have a lot more variation in diameter than alto or tenor mouthpieces do. The LARGE (BT-stamped) ligature, listed separately at this link, fits Selmer (S80 and Soloist), Otto Link Tone Edge, Gale / MC Gregory, Vandoren, Yanagisawa hard rubber, Rousseau classical and similar.

    The SLIM size ligature listed in this listing (T-stamped) fits RPC, Berg Larsen Hard Rubber, Rousseau Jazz, Rico Metallite, Meyer, and other slim baritone saxophone mouthpieces. It also fits most hard rubber tenor saxophone mouthpieces, which could be handy for some people.Soon, I will add a listing for metal Otto Link baritone mouthpieces soon, but this is the ligature that fits metal link bari pieces, and a lot of other similar bari pieces, if you’re curious.

  • Tenor Guardala + Thin Body Brilhart Reproduction Ligature for Tenor Saxophone Mouthpieces

    $ 165

    Best ligature around for a Guardala (style) metal tenor mouthpiece! This gives you nice, balanced hold on the reed, which greatly improves response and reduces movement or reed swelling on the mouthpiece table. The plastic reed plate fits the reed beautifully and opens up plenty of vibration. No deadening fabrics or strings here. Plus, this is made to the highest standards in South Korea by people who care about quality saxophone equipment. It’s a true reproduction down to the materials used, of the most desirable saxophone ligature ever made.

    If you want the best ligature for a Guardala Handmade Michael Brecker 1 or 2, or a Guardala Handmade Studio, or any other metal Guardala handmade or laser cut metal tenor mouthpiece, this is it. This also fits a wide range of other slim body metal tenor mouthpieces like the Ishimori Anemos, Yanagisawa metal tenor mouthpieces and many others. For the larger body metal mouthpieces like Otto Link, get the Otto Link metal Brilhart reproduction ligature instead.

  • Tenor Guardala + Thin Body Brilhart Reproduction BB Screws Ligature for Tenor Saxophone Mouthpieces

    $ 165

    Best ligature around for a metal tenor mouthpiece! This gives you nice, balanced hold on the reed, which greatly improves response and reduces movement or reed swelling on the mouthpiece table. The metal reed plate fits the reed beautifully and opens up plenty of vibration. No deadening fabrics or strings here. Plus, this is made to the highest standards in South Korea by people who care about quality saxophone equipment. It’s a true reproduction down to the materials used, of the most desirable saxophone ligature ever made.

    The BB Screws version differs from the plastic screws version mainly in appearance. I don’t hear much sound difference between the two. Get whichever you like best.

    If you want the best ligature for a Guardala Handmade Michael Brecker 1 or 2, or a Guardala Handmade Studio, or any other metal Guardala handmade or laser cut metal tenor mouthpiece, this is it. This also fits a wide range of other slim body metal tenor mouthpieces like the Ishimori Anemos, Yanagisawa metal tenor mouthpieces and many others. For the larger body metal mouthpieces like Otto Link, get the Otto Link metal Brilhart reproduction ligature instead.

  • BAM Softpack Alto Saxophone (Hard) Case

    $ 287

    The BAM Softpack Alto saxophone case is a very good case – one of my favorites on the market today. It does a lot of things right. First of all, it’s a reasonably hard case. “Softpack” is something of a bad name. The case is hard enough to protect your horn in most situations. Don’t step on it or pack luggage on top, or gate check it,  but for everyday use, it’s fine.

    A few great features: comes with high-quality neoprene grippy backpack and one shoulder straps, and the case works either way. I like it over one shoulder because it works when you’re carrying a backpack and hangs comfortably.

    The inside dimensions are quite flexible. There’s a removable semi-hard plastic cover over a hollow space in the bottom left of the case. When you take this piece of plastic out, then saxophones with left hand bell keys fit in the BAM Softpack alto saxophone case. That means that a Conn 6M (naked lady, lady face etc) AND a Conn New Wonder II (Chu Berry etc) both fit. A Selmer Radio Improved alto saxophone fits in the BAM Softpack alto sax case. And almost all modern horns fit. All Yamaha, Selmer, and Yanagisawa saxophones fit in the Softpack alto sax case. Only the really big bell eastmans and the wide bow modern Keilwerths don’t fit. But almost every vintage saxophone fits. It is of course, molded on the shape of a Selmer Mark VI alto saxophone, so any Balanced Action, Super Balanced action or VI, Reference 54 etc. fits great in a BAM Softpack Alto saxophone case.

    Finally, it has a sturdy zipper, so that the case shuts securely and will not fall open. The bottom material is grippy also, so it stays well on a table or whatever. There is a separate place for the neck and for one mouthpiece, even if you remove the plastic inner storage compartment, and you can put more gear in one of the Pro-tec bell storage bags that are sold on Amazon for $10.