NOTE: Aquilasax saxophones are 100% lead free.
These well-engineered saxophones have smooth ergonomic design, high F# key and mother of pearl inlays on the F# trill as well as the usual keys. Made with lead free brass and double ribbed for extra strength, with bow clamp to facilitate ding repairs. They feature built in adjustment for the pressure on the auxiliary F pad. One of the first signs of wear on any sax is cork compression on the auxiliary keys. This problem can make playing low notes difficult. This problem will go away with the turn of a screw on Aquilasax saxophones. These free blowing saxes also feature beautiful fine floral hand engraving and adjustable thumb hook! Aquilasax for a better beginning!
Customer Comment: Hi Steve, Horn arrived today.(Bb Soprano) 7 days! Very handsome work. It plays very well. I have a Selmer Mark VI (136xxx) that I am about to sell and I played them back and forth for about an hour to get a sense of the differences in tone color, feel and articulation etc. I have to say, of course the Mark VI has a richer character throughout the horn - but your horn comes damn close - for a tenth of the cost! And I prefer the action and key ergonomics on your horn. A job well done!
Yes, I am very happy with my new sax :-) Very good quality! I already had a concert, where I have used my new sax. (High G alto)
Thank you very much!
Hi Steve- yes, thanks so much.
I love the sax - it's got such a quality sound and the detailing is amazing.
I'm very happy with the Bb soprano. I should have ordered stiffer reeds. Any thing below #3 gives a kazooish sound in the lower register... #3 is ok but I'm anxious to try a 3 , 3.5 or 4 rico or van doren to see if the low range tone can be further improved. I'm pretty sure it will really shine with a stiffer reed. There was a problem at first with mid range D but a harder reed or experience seems to have fixed that.
The Sop B mouthpiece is great... like it's tone a lot better than the plastic.
Love the instrument glad to review it. I certainly recommend it. It's responsive, easy to play, and the ergonomics are excellent. Tuning is less of a problem than I had expected. Sandy, who I blow notes with, has asked that I leave it to her in my will...(does she know something that I don't?) or perhaps she could steal it.