The A-WO2 bronze model is a proven contender that excels in its class and delivers great price/performance.
Adjustable Front F-Key
Forefinger control of Palm-F key broardens the range of possibilities for altissimo harmonics. The ideal setting is possible beacuse this mechanism allows the opening of the high-F key pad to be adjusted indepedently.
C#-Bb Table Key Linkage
The seesaw linkage between the C# and Bb table keys facilitates faster, smoother fingering technique
Genuine Mother-Of-Pearl Touches
Indented mother-of-pearl key touches are attractive afford the fingertips a more natural fit and feel and are less sliperry than plastic touches when wet.
Palm-Key Refinforcement Plate; Integrated Post-Rib Consctuction
Primarily intended to add strength to the soldered interface between key posts and the body, the palm-key reinforcement palte and stack-post ribs also protect the body from damage should a post receieve an accidental blow. They also add mid-range resonance, acoustic depth and projection across all registers, and exceptional tonal stability.
Pointed Pivot Screws
For the utmost in precision and reliability, pointed pivot screws ensure that center arms or hinge rods are an exact fit.
Sealed, waterproof pads
Airtight pads facilitate balanced, leak-free play while quality waterproofing extends pad service life.
Blued-steel needle springs are more elastic than the stainless-steel variety, offer faster action and render a better command of difficult passages.
The tri-point bell-bow brace ensures structural stability and rigidity and enhances resonance even at fortissimo levels.
Adjustable Vibration-Damping Bar
This enhancement dampens sympathetic vibrations in the right-hand F# key, thus stabilizing the production of notes in the lower register.
Metal Thumb Hook & Rest
Designed to make minimal point contact with the body, the thumb hook enables the instrument to resonate more freely while the brass thumb rest allows for smoother response and improved tonal balance