This recent addition to the Yanagisawa line incorporates some extraordinarily fine features, and in our judgment is a major leap forward in a long line of great saxophones produced by this extraordinary company. Yanagisawa only makes top quality saxophones. The 901 is their entry level pro model and the 991 is its deluxe model. As far as we know Yanagisawa is the only company to employ double control arms on the large B and C key cups on its lower stack. This leads to a greater feeling of firmness and stability and guarantees the precise alignment of the key cup to tone hole on these critical keys. Along with its under-slung neck and elegance of construction it is our belief that mechanically there is no better saxophone being manufactured today. It has a rich lyrical tone and is fast becoming the instrument of choice of some of today's most discriminating performers. This horn features a black lacquer finish.