The SS9937 features the same pitch stability, tonal quality and mechanical sophistication as the SS991 but the sterling silver adds mass for extra resonance and a bright tone. Handmade in Japan by specialized artisan craftsmen, the Yanagisawa saxophone is the epitome of perfection on intonation, ergonomics & build quality. Yanagisawa specializes in only manufacturing handmade professional saxophones. They offer some of the best values on the planet for a professional sax. With resonance and a refined sound the 993 series has outstanding evenness of intonation over its entire range at all dynamic levels.
Octave system - Both ends of the octave key axis rotate in a receptacle that is coated to ensure 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. Double connected table key - Not only are the C# and Bb keys connected with the oscillating table mechanism, the the C# and B have also adopted this same motion. "Indented" white shell keys provide comfort for the player. Both thumb rests are metal and the right hand thumb hook is adjustable. The pivot screws are pointed to allow an accurate center and precise action. The pads are air-tight and waterproof to extend their life. The resonators are metal to give clarity of sound. Blue steel springs provide a quick response and greater durability than stainless steel. Hand made in Japan. Hand Engraved. Sterling silver. Ribbed construction.