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Selmer Firebird Alto Sax

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Selmer Firebird Alto Sax

“The most popular of the alto professionals and sold all over the world. A powerful sonority, a widened dynamic, a model w…

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Selmer Firebird Alto Sax

“The most popular of the alto professionals and sold all over the world. A powerful sonority, a widened dynamic, a model which will suit to many using types (harmonic key version)”

Tune : E-flat
Keys : lacquered brass
High F key
Plastic adjustable thumbrest right hand
Blue steel needle springs
Leather pads with metal booster

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“The saxophone was developed in 1846 by Adolphe Sax, a Belgian instrument maker, flautist, andclarinetist born in Dinant and originally based in Brussels, he later moved to Paris to establish his musical instrument business. Prior to his work on the saxophone, he had made several improvements to the bass clarinet by improving its keywork and acoustics and extending its lower range. Sax was also a maker of the then-popular ophicleide, a large conical brass instrument in the bass register with keys similar to a woodwind instrument. His experience with these two instruments allowed him to develop the skills and technologies needed to make the first saxophones. As an outgrowth of his work improving the bass clarinet, Sax began developing an instrument with the projection of a brass instrument and the agility of a woodwind. He wanted it to overblow at the octave, unlike the clarinet, which rises in pitch by a twelfthwhen overblown. An instrument that overblew at the octave, would have identical fingering for bothregisters.” – Wikipedia

Additional information

Weight 5 kg

1 review for Selmer Firebird Alto Sax

  1. Trevor Jones

    “A wonderful offering from Selmer, plays like you’d expect a new Selmer to, beautifully balanced an extremely resonant…. and incredibly easy on the eye!”

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