Yanagisawa B-WO20R Bronze Baritone Saxophone

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You will receive a mint unused Yanagisawa B-WO20R Elite Professional baritone saxophone with integrated peg rest mount and adjustable multi-part floor peg. This complete Yanagisawa retail kit includes the mouthpiece, ligature, neck, maintenance accessories, neck strap, and Yanagisawa baritone case with wheels. It comes with Yanagisawa warranty for Japan only and the price includes UPS Ground shipping to the contiguous 48 states.

So, what differentiates the Yanagisawa B-WO2 and B-WO20R?

Primarily, the weight of construction. The B-WO2 has a lighter single post to body framework, whereas the B-WO20R features a more robust ribbed body. On the
B-WO2 the posts that suspend the keys away from the body are individually soldered directly to the body tube. On the rib-bodied B-WO20R, clusters of posts are first silver-soldered onto bronze plates, or ribs, and these assemblies are
then soldered to the solid bronze body tube.

The heavier construction of the B-WO20R amplifies deeper resonant harmonics, which are acoustically perceived as producing a thicker core to the tone. Although this design increases playing resistance, the B-WO20R's denser core tone is preferred in concert and symphony use. The jazz player not seeking low register emphasis might prefer the edge and bark of the un-ribbed B-WO2.

Note, in B-WO20R the "R" appended at the end of B-WO20 reflects that this version of the B-WO20 includes an integrated floor mount at the bottom of its chassis, and two sets of rest pegs to provide flexibility in holding the desired height for the player.


Yanagisawa B-WO20 Features

Yanagisawa B-WO10 in action (brass twin of the B-WO20)