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..
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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)
Check it out at: https://kdimusic.com/
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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The Kenny G Hard Rubber Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece is very unique. The inside chamber is patterned after the mouthpiece Kenny G plays . The use of the Hard Rubber makes it easier to play with a great sound. Kenny G and Rheuben Allen spent a lot of time in researching and testing to come up with the best material for a great sounding mouthpiece. The KG Soprano Mouthpiece offers similar characteristics of the mouthpiece Kenny G uses. With the addition of the Rovner Ligature, it gives the mouthpiece a rich, balanced tone color, and great response though out the Saxophone.
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Kenny G Saxophones & Rheuben Allen Saxophones offer a Five Year Limited Warranty
Kenny G Saxophones & Rheuben Allen Saxophones are covered against defects in workmanship, materials, and manufacturing for five years from date of purchase. This warranty applies only to the original purchaser of the new Kenny G Saxophone & Rheuben Allen Saxophone and only when the original purchase is made from kdimusic.com. KDI Music, LLC, at its discretion, will find the best possible solution to the problem and remedy the situation in a timely manner.
To receive warranty service, please contact KDI Music.com at firstname.lastname@example.org; explain the problem via e-mail, date of purchase from KDI Music.com, and the serial number of instrument. The Warranty requires prior authorization from us before the instrument can be returned for warranty work. Proof of purchase must be presented at the time of warranty request.
KDI Music, LLC, Kenny G Saxophones & Rheuben Allen Saxophones does not warrant against deterioration from perspiration, high humidity, extreme temperatures, oxidation or tarnish of finishes, or other external causes. KDI Music, Kenny G Saxophones & Rheuben Allen Saxophones disclaims and excludes liability for damage done to finish or plating by excess polishing or pressure or use of a polishing cloth or any other product that takes the plating off. Use a soft cloth, free of chemicals for all finishes. Wipe the fingerprints off often and dry moisture off inside and outside the horn as often as possible. Keep your instrument dry and in its case when storing the instrument.
Instruments that have been altered in any way, or the identification numbers removed or changed are not eligible for warranty.
KDI Music, LLC, Kenny G Saxophones & Rheuben Allen Saxophones disclaims and excludes liability for any incidental or consequential damages. Warranty does not cover damage resulting from abuse, negligence, accidents, lack of reasonable maintenance or failure to follow Care Instructions. Warranty does not cover loss or theft of instrument.
Warranty does not cover pads, corks, felts; normal use, normal upkeep, regulation or poor quality repair work done to the saxophone by local repairman and all problems must be reported within 5 days after discovery.
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Playing the Soprano Sax is very different than playing the alto or tenor saxophones. The Tenor Sax and Alto Sax tend to respond with a loose embouchure and many tenor players strive to keep the embouchure loose for a big sound.
Soprano Sax needs a little firmer embouchure to play it well. Not tight so it does not respond but firm mostly for the upper register response.
For example when you first play the high notes just pushing the key does not mean the note will come in.. a slight adjustment to the embouchure is necessary.
Also the biggest mistake most players make when trying to play Soprano Sax is they do not push the mouthpiece far enough on the neck cork. If the mouthpiece is out a little too far then the bottom of the Soprano Sax and sometimes the high notes will not work.
Pushing the mouthpiece in helps on most saxophones for the response. Find what is called the “Sweet Spot” where everything works.
Remember to Practice as often as you can to achieve the intonation you desire.
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