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P.Mauriat PMSA-185 Alto Saxophone - Gold Lacquer

£1,199.00
SKU PMSA-185

P Mauriat has come up trumps with another quality intermediate sax. It has been designed as a more affordable option for those players who are looking to step up to the next level beyond their student horns. Even at this price point, P Mauriat has managed to deliver their trademark beauty of tone!

Description

The 185 alto model has a consistency of build quality throughout all the main aspects; a robust key mechanism, a smooth action, ribbed body construction, metal pad reflectors, and well-thought-out ergonomics. Tone-wise it is clearly honing in on the warmth and beauty of tone that P Mauriat saxes are well known for, but without the same top-end power as the upper series models.

Features

• Material: Brass

• Finish: Clear Lacquer

• Key Touches: Simulated Mother of Pearl

• Neck: P Mauriat

• Engraving: Basic engraving

• Case: Shaped Case with Backpack Straps

• Mouthpiece: Manufactures Own

• Made in: Taiwan

• 9 Month Interest Free Finance Available on this Product

• Free Professional Set Up & Free Check over within a year

Recommended for: Advancing students.

Staff Review

The intermediate saxophone is an area often ignored, and I find there are only one or two I can shout about – two solid examples would be the TJ EVO sax and the Conn Selmer 200 model. Here is another one to join the party and, for me, really lean on the warmth-of-tone side of things. In comparison to the EVO model (which I find to have a very free, crisp and sailing tone) the 185 draws out more of a luscious and weighty tonality.

It comes from the same sound scape of the flagship P Mauriat models, but as you may expect, without the complete harmonic spectrum and absolute power. That said, at this price this sax is extremely impressive! Even with the metal pad reflectors the overall vibe is one of mellowness. The key ergonomics are natural and intuitive, with no nasty surprises in the action. Great job P Mauriat!

Jim Cheek

All of our instruments are fully checked and set-up by our experienced technicians. Regardless of size or price - all saxophones go through the same process.   

Here at Sax.co.uk we know that when you buy a sax, our pro set up is absolutley essential to ensure the instrument you're purchasing is playing to it's optimum peformance. 

In addition, all new saxophones purchased from us can be returned within a year for a FREE checkover to make sure your saxophone continues to perform its best. 

Our 12-Step Checkover:

• All transit packing and corks from the manufacturer are removed.
• Thorough visual check for any imperfections in the finish, includes unlacquered saxophones.
• All pads checked for quality.
• All pad seatings checked using leak lights and traditional feeler paper methods.
• Regulation checked and adjusted.
• All key corks and felts checked, adjusted to set vent heights.
• All spring tensions checked and adjusted to create an even feel across the instrument.
• Neck fitting checked.
• Crook cork checked for cork quality and provided mouthpiece fits.
• Thorough playtest from top to bottom, including alternate fingerings.
• Case inspected for quality, instrument fit and accessories.
• Instrument cleaned and carefully repacked.

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Orders in stock and received before 2pm are normally shipped the same day. International orders are generally received in under 7 days.

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