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Signature Custom - Alto Saxophone - Unlacquered Raw XS

£2,624.00
SKU 37SC-A569BXS

A great British sax that jazz players will love

The Signature Custom range has established Trevor James as one of the World's finest saxophone makers. Designed and hand built in the UK, this Raw XS model features an unlacquered hand polished finish and an enlarged bell offering a bigger broader sound.

Description

Hand built under the supervision of Trevor James' head technician Dave Farley at their UK headquarters, the Signature Custom range is one of the finest available.

Rather than the usual treatment of polishing and buffing, the raw brass is left in it's natural state and simply 'dip cleaned'. It is then left unlacquered so that the brass can resonate to its full potential. This XS model is then hand polished creating not just a more sophisticated finish but an even more resonant sound.

The action is smooth and solid without being too heavy, the sound is dynamic and expressive. The unlacquered raw brass gives a greater texture and openness compared with regular polished and lacquered finishes.

We were a little doubtful that extensive hand polishing could change the tonal characteristics...until we played it! More power & projection and it looks great.

Features

 Material: Brass

 Finish: Raw unlacquered hand polished

 Key Touches: Mother of Pearl

 Neck: Signature Custom neck

 Engraving: Engraved bow and bell

 Case: Trevor James case

 Mouthpiece: None

 Made in: UK

 9 Month Interest Free Finance Available on this Product

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

 Recommended for: All standards including professionals, especially those playing jazz, soul, rock & funk

Reviews

I have just had a good blow on both alto and tenor versions of the Raw Brass model and can't believe how dynamic and expressive the sound is! There is a much greater texture and open-ness over and above the regular polished and lacquered finishes, and I think that Trevor James have discovered a formula that will speak volumes to many a jazz player! Jim (Sax.co.uk)

The Trevor James Signature Custom RAW alto is one of the best modern saxophones I have played to date. It performs consistently all the way up and down the horn. I love the rich but present tone which malleable enough for me to express myself honestly and directly through the instrument. The quality of materials and workmanship are second to none. James Morton

 

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.

Free Delivery on all orders over £75 to UK MAINLAND

Competitive international shipping rates & pay the final landed cost at checkout!

If you're based overseas and would like more information, please read our overseas guide located here

Delivery Schedule

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

Goods purchased online can be returned within 14 days upon delivery 

Goods purchased online from www.sax.co.uk can be returned within 14 days of receipt. This does not apply to products where hygiene is concerned and product seals have been broken (Reeds, mouthpieces etc). Goods purchased through our website cannot be returned to our retail store.