Yanagisawa AW01 (AW02) Professional Alto Saxophones (Multiple Finishes Available) – NEW


Yanagisawa’s pro model alto with non-ribbed construction. Posts are soldered directly to the body for a slightly brighter sound with quicker response.

Four model and finish options in a great playing instrument, probably the best on the market in terms of overall response and intonation!

(Special Order Item)


Yanagisawa, like most newer altos, plays with a brighter sound quality so we recommend a standard Meyer alto mouthpiece for jazz or the Selmer S80 C* or Vandoren Optimum for classical work.  This model is warmer than the AW01 and AW02.
Model features underslung octave key, post to  body construction, single-arm low B and C key, High F# key, F vibration dampening bar, improved front F key, metal thumb rests, improved ergonomic palm keys and hand engraved bell.
The Bronze models will play slightly brighter than the lacquered models.  Overall intonation on Yanagisawa saxophones is outstanding!!
The Sax Alley price will include our ” Complete Adjustment”.

Shipping cost is extra and dependent on destination.

Comes with case, mouthpiece, cap, ligature and cork grease.

Additional information


Professional Model

New, Used, or Vintage



AW01 – Standard Lacquered, AW02 – Bronze, AW01S – Silver-Plate, AW01UL – Brass, Un-Lacquered