St. Louis Music has released the Cognac Lacquer alto and tenor from P. Mauriat. “These have gorgeous finishes, and offer a fantastic sound,” says Craig Denny P. Mauriat brand director. The lacquer itself would seem to only be a cosmetic difference, but in reality, each lacquer combination – or lack of it – makes a saxophone respond in a different way. “The result is a body design/lacquer that sounds unlike anything else on the market today. This alto and tenor are free-blowing but have enough resistance to remind many of the vintage horns of the 1950’s.”
(See Denny demonstrate this great horn on our youtube channel here.)
Each body tube is hand-hammered out of French brass and each tone hole is drawn and rolled one at a time to ensure consistency. In addition, the keywork responds quickly and accurately due to its blued-steel springs. All P. Mauriat saxophones are padded with Pisoni professional pads containing metal resonators.
The PMXA-67RCL and PMXT-66RCL also come in honey gold, vintage dark, and un-lacquered as well as silver- and gold-plated.