The Yanagisawa S-992 Bb-Soprano Sax features a removable straight and bent S-bow and is manufactured from a bronze alloy.
Both ends of the octave key axis rotate in a receptacle that is coated to insure a smooth operation every time
The C# and Bb keys have a rocking table mechanism that allows for optimal speed and fluidity between these pitches. Not only are the C# and Bb keys connected with the oscillating table mechanism, but the C# and B have also adopted this same motion.
The white shell keys are exceptionally comfortable and suite all players. The white shells also enhance the beauty of the instrument while also preventing the player's fingers from slipping during technical passages. Both thumb rests on the saxophone are metal to match with the style of the saxophone and the right hand thumb hook is adjustable so that the performer can customize the feel of their saxophone
The pivot screws that are used have a pointed end which facilitates an accurate centre and precise action.
The pads are completely air-tight which supports stability in playing and their life is extended thanks to being waterproof while the metal resonators give clarity to the sound of the instrument in all dynamic ranges.
Finally, blue steel springs give the player quick response and are much more resilient than stainless steel (they also last much longer).
The main features of the Yanagisawa S-992 Bb-Soprano Sax include:
- Key: Bb
- Range: Low Bb to High G
- Neck: Lacquered Bronze Interchangeable (straight and curved necks provided)
- Body: Lacquered Bronze, Hand-engraved
- White shell keys