The Black Diamond Professional Alto Saxophone - Designed by Rheuben Allen - Repairman to the Hollywood Studio & Touring Woodwind Players.
This saxophone is a great example of his ingenuity.
The saxophone has rich, dark, and smooth tone. There were only two in existence that were made from the prototype. We have the prototype in our office. This saxophone is taken by our staff to gigs, practice, and try outs to music teachers. It runs a close second to the fabulous RAAS6L - 14K Alto Sax.
The first one was bought by a collector who doesn't play (go figure)!
Professional Alto Saxophone
Model No. HSASBD
Limited Edition Model
The Heavy Freedom/Power Neck Brace
Easy to operate High & Trill F# Keys
Easy to reach Front F or Altissimo Key
Black Nickel Plated Body, Neck & Keys
Leather Contour Case
Rheuben Allen® Mouthpiece Manufactured in the USA
Not only are the Black Diamond Saxophones are Beautiful
They Play Outstanding
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We finally got to play the newest line of the Kenny G Soprano Saxophone - 85% Copper Body - Model KGSSCL-GVI
The product was introduced at the NAMM show in 2017 and we are excited to be one of the first to take it for a spin. It plays with such a dark, rich, and full tone. The range is amazing and fluid key action..
The body which is 85% copper, and a mixture of brass with brass keys. With a Champagne Lacquer Finish, ribbed construction, newly designed High F-Sharp Trill Key and Harmonic (Front F) keys. The bore design is the same as the G- Series IV Soprano Saxophones, and it does make a difference compared to others.
The Saxophones are unique in design of the G-Series Saxophones, and features - Palm Keys and Upper Stack are a modern traditional design and the lower stack and left hand little finger keys are patterned after the original Mark VI. Of course it a Bb Instrument with a range from Low Bb to a high G. The accessories is outstanding besides the basics with the exception of the value added Kenny G KGSS-HRMp2 Traditional Chamber Mouthpiece, Rovner designed Kenny G Soprano Saxophone Ligature with cap, and a cool looking case..
More impressive with the hand engraving throughout the instrument, the color with the Champagne finish is unbelievable..
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The 2017 NAMM Show was exciting with new finishes on Saxophones. We saw Gold Lacquer, Antique, Champagne, Crystal, Black, White, Red Lacquer, and almost any kind of finish you can imagine.
We played other Saxophones from various other manufacturers, and it is amazing that there are just so many of them. Pricing ranging from inexpensive to very high. It came to our conclusion - The inexpensive ones do play, but not easy to blow, tone is dead, and for beginner saxophone players - the drop out must be huge.. The expensive ones played well, great tone, and easy to play.. Alas, unless you are an advance student, then yes get that expensive instrument..
You want to save some $$$, then check out either the Rheuben Allen Saxophone line or the Kenny G Saxophone line. You will not be disappointed.
We saw the Kenny G Saxophone line - 85% Copper Soprano, Alto, & Tenor Saxophones - By they way not being self promoting but it played the best. Rich tone, easy to play, and loved the engraving. Medium Priced compared to similar. I am sure I will see this type next year at the other manufacturers.
All in All it was a great show..
Coming Soon the Website...
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Here is a deal for those looking to get the Kenny G Saxophones or the Rheuben Allen Saxophones. The 2017 NAMM Show is coming and we need to clear our racks for the NEW Models. Save 10% on Orders over $700.00.
Starting January 6 to January 24, 2017 - Use: NAMM 2017-10 (Only one discount per E-Mail)
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2014 Kenny G 'G-Series IV' Lacquered Body with Lacquered Keys Soprano Saxophone TSP
Exclusive Purchase from Manufacturer
Original Designed Kenny G Logo
Selmer Style – Low B, B-Flat and C-Sharp Key Design
Modern Palm Key Design
Excellent Intonation & Response Throughout the Entire Range of Instrument
Range: Low B-Flat to High G
New Feature: Lyre Holder Slot!!!
Mouthpiece, Mouthpiece Cap, and Ligature
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A Very Limited Time:
Valid During Nov. 23, 2016 to Nov 28, 2016
$200.00 off of 2014 Kenny G 'G-Series IV' Lacquered Body with Lacquered Keys Soprano Saxophone-TSP - Only 3 available
Use Code: S5TD66DJCS9T
Special Buys from the Manufacturer on Older Model Kenny G Saxophones. Soprano Saxophones Mainly.. They are Brand New and Get them while we still have them. 5 Year Warranty still applies. Check it out at www.kdimusic.com!!!
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By the Staff at KDI Music, LLC
The saxophone is one of the most interested and versatile musical instruments in use today. It was designed to fill a niche between woodwind and brass instruments, and it has since found uses in many different musical applications from military bands to symphony orchestras. It is one of the most easily recognizable instruments by both sight and by its sound, and its unique characteristics have made it a favorite instrument with musicians all over the world. Most people know about the alto sax and the tenor saxophone, but many people may not know that there are actually nine types of saxophones.
The Saxophone Family
The saxophone family consists of nine different instruments, although only four are commonly played. The following sections describe the most common saxophones from the soprano sax to the baritone sax.
The Soprano Saxophone consists of the smallest members of the saxophone family. There are three main versions of the soprano saxophone, and they are mainly of straight designs as opposed to the common image of curved saxophones. The soprano is one of the hardest types of saxophones to learn how to play properly, so it is not recommended for beginners. It is used most commonly in Jazz applications due to its higher pitch.
The Alto Saxophone is larger than the soprano and is considered a medium-sized saxophone. It is the most commonly played type of saxophone because of its size and ease of use. It is the easiest of all the saxophones to learn how to play. It has a small mouthpiece, which limits the amount of intonation the musician can apply to the sound, making it more consistent. It is mainly designed with the classic saxophone curve at the bottom of the instrument, but they can be designed as straight or having only a slight curve. Altos are used is classical music compositions but can also be applied to jazz and contemporary music as well.
The Tenor Saxophone is slightly larger than the alto and is still considered medium-sized. It, along with the alto saxophone are the most common type of saxophone due to their size and ease of use. The mouthpiece on the tenor saxophone is larger than that on the alto, making it more suitable for more skilled musicians who can take advantage of the additional intonation characteristics of its size. The tenor saxophone is almost always a classic curved design and it is known as the most versatile of all the saxophone family. It is used extensively in jazz, but is also popular in rock and classical applications as well.
The Baritone Saxophone or just known as the "Bari" is the largest of the regular family of saxophones. Its size and weight make it the least commonly used of the regular saxophones. It is difficult for musicians to produce proper intonations through it, so it is not a good beginner saxophone. It does have a deep and rich tone which still makes it popular for many different music genres.
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