The World's First Polycarbonate Saxophone
Made from ABS Composite plastic
Integrated octave vent
Replaceable spare parts
The A1 model cost about $420 with shipping--I have one if anyone is interested--it can play but not so stable...some good ideas but needs more refinement and a sax player to help them design it!!!! I will do a review on it soon I hope and the big question is ..'Can It Blend ?!!' only if the manufacturer will not be more helpfull ..more to come......................
The fully coil-spring sample. Please note at low C#&C keys.
These are some clips showing each Model A1,A1S & A1SG
The main different between each model is raw material use to make the body & neck. can you hear the different?
Christopher Greco said:
It looks like a cool idea, but I want to know can it blend, how is the tuning, is this supposed to be an out door horn (i.e gigs outside or marching band material)?
Hi could be a cool idea,the core tone is not bad,as long as not pushed too hard,the pad design lets the pad height shift too much so tuning is unstable,and some do not open enough(can file the plastic down to fix), the side F# is unuseable as it the thumb octave key(totally un ergonomic) action is way too hard(maybe the new springs fix this but I wonder..), the neck octave design is innovative at least. The light weight can be good for small children(but the teachers I've showed it to would never reccommend it as it is now)good for playing in the rain(unless you like to wash your Mark VI:). when I have time I will try to redsign the keys/pads to see if it can be made better...price is way too high as a good China student horn can be got for the same $$$. For me its still in the prototype phase,but with more refinements and better materials could be an interesting extra horn.... ps. I work as a reapir tech/builder & player...
Thanks Daniele, great demo!