YANAGISAWA2500 - 3000 euros | 3500 - 4200 dollars

Teflon octave system

Both ends of the octave key axis rotate in a receptacle that is coated with teflon to insure a smooth operation every time

Rocking table mechanism

The C# and Bb keys have a rocking table mechanism that allows for optimal speed and fluidity between these pitches

Double connected table key

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

F-auxiliary key mechanism

Insures a proper seal of the pads when playing in the low range of the saxophone

"Indented" white shell keys

A player’s fingers will rest comfortably in the indented white shell keys. The white shells also enhance the beauty of the instrument while also preventing the player’s fingers from slipping during technical passages

Ribbed construction

Posts are connected to a single metal rib that is soldered to the body of the saxophone - this adds to the durability and longevity of the instrument

Metal thumb rests

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

Pointed pivot screw

The pivot screws that are used have a pointed end which facilitates an accurate center and precise action

Air-tight waterproof pad

The pads are completely air-tight which supports stability in playing and their life is extended thanks to being waterproof

Metal resonator

The metal resonators give clarity to the sound of the instrument in all dynamic ranges

Blue steel springs

Blue steel springs give the player quick response and are much more resilient than stainless steel (they also last much longer)

Double braced arm

Two separate arms connect to the pad cup to ensure proper seating of the pad and improve the durability of the instrument

Tri-point balanced bell brace

The bell and the body of the saxophone are firm connected by a tri-point balanced bell brace


  • Adjustable front F key use
  • The teflon inner octave system use
  • C#-Bb connected table key use
  • C#-Bb & C#-B double connected table key use
  • Round surface octave key use
  • White shell lined indented keys use
  • Seat of one left hand side key use
  • One key column long seat use
  • Goldplated thumb hook & rest use
  • Pointed pivot screw use
  • Air tight waterproof pad use
  • Metal reflector use
  • Needle spring use
  • Double arm key use
  • Tri-point balanced bell brace use
  • Sway-free F-auxiliary key mechanism

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Thomann Antique Alto Sax

Alto Saxophone With high F# key, Rocker arm, Adjustable thumb rest, Body and keys made of brass, Quick response, Very light and rich in overtones, Antique finish, Mouthpiece and case included
368 £ 399 £ - item no. 109839