Eastman 52nd Street Alto Saxophone - Aged Brass
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Sax legend Bob Mintzer & award-winning saxophonist Alex Hahn's first choice of saxophone. A serious heavyweight addition to our pro sax range, the 52nd Street Soprano captures a classic vintage sound – full-bodied and free blowing – and combines this with wonderful ergonomics.
These are the last remaining models from Eastman's former factory in Taiwan, hence this special clearance price. The future version will have some modifications to its design.
The 52nd Street saxophone is a professional instrument and comes unlacquered for a truly vintage appearance. It is an exceptionally responsive horn in all registers from low to high, and produces a big, fat sound with precise intonation. A larger bell and rolled-style tone holes contribute to the sound qualities of this instrument that many compare to some of the great vintage horns of the past. Solid construction with comfortable hand position and extras such as adjustable palm keys.
Many unlacquered saxophones begin life with a polished finish that is visually similar to a standard lacquered instrument. However, as soon as the saxophone leaves the factory, the tarnishing process will begin. This will give the saxophone a real vintage appeal, the envy of all jazzers out there. This will also explain why it may have signs of aging when you receive it.
Aurally, this means the material has complete freedom of movement for resonance. This will give the tone a fullness on the fringes of the note playing, really filling the space and giving the bottom end especially a real presence.
• Material: Aged un-lacquered brass
• Finish: Unlacquered
• Key Touches: Abalone inlay
• Neck: Eastman
• Engraving: Hand engraved neck and bell
• Case: Deluxe, with backpack straps
• Mouthpiece: Eastman
• 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, professionals
"This alto has a lovely feel of depth in tone to me, so immediately appealing. There are a few other modern saxes that are going for this concept of vintage sound combined with modern ergonomics but I honestly think that Eastman are right up there amongst the best with this horn. There is a huge amount of spread in the sound, surely helped on by the big bell, which is hand-hammered, the rolled tone holes and whatever secret formula they use for their brass sourcing!" - Jim (sax.co.uk)
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