Selmer Firebird Alto Sax

£4,650.00

Selmer Firebird Alto Sax – Collector Edition

 

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Selmer Firebird Alto Sax

Selmer Firebird Alto Sax Series III. This is a limited edition saxophone, produced as a tribute to Bird in 2008-2009. The Firebird (or Phoenix) symbolises the rebirth of Europe after World War II. With unique engraving of a firebird, black pearls, and a red S neck logo, this sax truly looks as good as it sounds!

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

The “SERIES III” Alto saxophone goes on writing the story of the “Selmer Sound” : free and centered, the instrument offers a very pleasant playability. It responses to the slightest breath or tongue modulation so that the player can really express his musical personnality. Some new features, as the double C# mechanism (Selmer patent), create a perfectly stable overall tuning and a well – balanced high register.
Thanks to its acoustic and working qualities, its ergonomy, it is the saxophone of our time.

Other Alto Saxes available from Trevor Jones

“The saxophone was developed in 1846 by Adolphe Sax, a Belgian instrument maker, flautist, and clarinetist 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 twelfth when overblown. An instrument that overblew at the octave, would have identical fingering for bothregisters.” – Wikipedia

Additional information

Weight 5 kg
Brand

Selmer

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