ISHIMORI Wind Instruments offer you the remarkable saxophone, YAS-82ZWS
All of our knowledge and accumulated experience on saxophones is condensed into this saxophone
ISHIMORI collaborated with YAMAHA for this project
We did a lot of research together and finally YAS-82ZWS was completed
Its vintage dark lacquer finish reminds you of the legendary saxophones that were loved by most players
Please try it and you will be impressed with its highly precise construction and tonal quality
You can find on the bell, the logo of "Wood Stone" and "Custom". The latter logo means that it is the top model of YAMAHA Saxophone
Original Thumb Rest
The Wood Stone hard rubber thumb rest makes response very quick from the high range to the bottom and makes your sound resonant and richer.
It is engraved more precisely by skillful craftsmen than normal 82Z saxophones. The lacquer is very thin which makes this saxophone vibrates very well. If you continue to play with care, it will become more attractive color and design like vintage saxophones as time goes by.
Two-Point Mounting Brace
We use two braces between the bell and the body. We spent a lot of time to study how we could improve the vibration of the saxophone and finally knew that this classical and crafted design is most appropriate. This style features quick response and great projection and the sound becomes more resonant.
The Wood Stone neck joint screw makes your sound softer and richer and the flow of the phrase gets much better with this screw . High notes that are often likely to get thin can become fat and powoful.
Original Thumb Hook
The saxophone comes with the Wood Stone thumb hook. The original design makes minimum contacting point with the body. You can easily control sound volume and express freely as you like. The design of the contacting area makes it possible to fit the hook with your thumb in many of different angles.
Low B-C# keys Design
This LowB-C#key system is designed to close the tone holes well without effort and to prevent Low C#key from rising up when you play the low register. Also, this system makes it possible to play the table keys more easily.
Bell of 82ZWS
The bell of the YAMAHA 82Z is made of two pieces but the YAS-82ZWS features one piece bell so that the sound becomes more highly resonant and dynamic. We also soldered the bell and the body, which makes the whole part vibrate very well.
WS Original Neck
The "Wood Stone" logo is on the front side. It features resonant sound and its higher-class looking like the vintage saxophone. The sound is very rich and you can control tone more easily as you would like. This is completely our original neck.
This E1WS neck is the improved version of YAMAHA E1 neck. This neck is much better than the E1 neck in high note sound, intonation and the sound becomes softer but clear at the same time. You can play the Wood Stone neck or the E1 neck depending on your preference.
When you order the saxophone, please understand in advance the following points and that unfortunately we have to decline any requests of exchange and returning based on appearance reason. Thank you for your cooperation.
●We can produce small quantity of this saxophone becouse it is produced in the custom production line.
●Special lacquer is used on this model and craftsmen directly coat the instrument so it is sometimes not uniformly colored.
●The lacquer used on this model is thin and removed more easily than that of the normal YAMAHA saxophones. However, this feature brings its great response. Please understand this point in advance before you order.
Peter Broetzmann The new Wood Stone/YAMAHA alto feels
good, has a solid weight, lies in the hand
very comfortable like a good tool should do.
The BELL fabricated out of one piece does
the sound very good and the dark, thin
lacquer gives round warm sound, interesting
and very effective is that the whole range
of the horn has the same, steady quality.
For my hands – would say normal West
European size – the mechanic works very
well and comfortable, no reason to change