Yanagisawa TWO1 'Professional' Tenor Saxophone
  • Yanagisawa TWO1 'Professional' Tenor Saxophone
  • Yanagisawa TWO1 'Professional' Tenor Saxophone
  • Yanagisawa TWO1 'Professional' Tenor Saxophone
  • Yanagisawa TWO1 'Professional' Tenor Saxophone
  • Yanagisawa TWO1 'Professional' Tenor Saxophone
  • Yanagisawa TWO1 'Professional' Tenor Saxophone
  • Yanagisawa TWO1 'Professional' Tenor Saxophone

Yanagisawa TWO1 'Professional' Tenor Saxophone

Catalogue No: iwYAN-TWO1

The upgraded replacement for the legendary T901 series, this TWO1 brass model is suited just as well to aspiring beginners as to experienced professionals.  The TWO1 is a versatile instrument with outstanding refinement and build quality. A modern day classic - free blowing and ergonomically friendly.

-£880.00 £3,875.00

What they say

Yanagisawa saxes are made by a small family company in Japan that only make professional quality saxes, and they do it very well. This degree of focus means they are of a quality that even their main competitors recognise as the best. Technicians love them as they play straight out of the box and they are by far the most reliable instruments we sell. 

The Yanagisawa T901 achieved "classic" status over the past 30 years as a remarkable sax for the price and a leader in it's class. With superlative Japanese design and build quality, it only ever really had one serious competitor, also from Japan. The best just got better as this new upgraded TW01 model has an even stronger tonal core thanks to a re-engineered bore and tone holes, plus many upgraded features.

Upgraded Key Mechanism

A new redesigned front F key for a better feel, and an F-auxiliary key mech to ensure a proper seal of the pads when playing in the low register. Both the left and right pinky keys benefit from new angles for smoother fingering allowing for optimal speed and fluidity. The right side-key levers have additional feet for a better touch, and the bell keys have been fitted with standard single arms which are extremely strong and have proved reliable for many years. WO series saxes are fitted with blue steel springs as they hold the tension more effectively and so further enhance the key action.

Overlung Octave Mechanism

An overslung octave mechanism is the standard system employed by most regular saxophones. It is the simplest mechanism for manufacture, and is to be found on nearly all saxes. Sometimes standard octave key mechanisms can get sticky over time but Yanagisawa's flouroresin, non-stick coating ensures a reliable action with no stickiness. For overslung necks, a new neck plate exclusive to the WO1 and WO2 models gives a tighter, more controlled tone.

"Indented" White Shell Touchpieces

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

Brawn And Beauty

A new palm key plate, previously only available on the 'Elite' models, has been used for added high range resonance, acoustic depth and projection across all register, and exceptional tonal stability. The bell and body are securely connected by a tri-point balanced bell brace. Each TWO1 is beautifully finished with a uniquely styled hand engraved pattern on the bell.


Key: Bb

Body: Gold lacquered brass

Key Mechanism: Gold lacquered brass with white shell touchpieces

Auxiliary keys: High F#, front F

Thumb hook: Adjustable

Mouthpiece: Yanagisawa 5CR, with ligature and cap

Case: Strong, lightweight case with backpack straps and music pocket

Accessories: Pull through, polishing cloth, cork grease, reed, end plug and neck sling.