Growling Sax Roar Professional Alto Saxophone - Dull Silver Body, Antiqued Keys And Key Guards, Silver-Plated Bell And Bow

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Body material
Neck Material
Brass, Sterling Silver
Manufacturer part number
Case/gig bag
Hardshell Case
Blue Steel
Auxillary keys
High F#
Neck type
2 x Detachable Necks
Bell decoration
Key buttons
Black Mother-of-pearl
Bell type

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This Alto Sax Roars with the Big Cats

The Growling Sax Roar professional alto saxophone is a stunning limited edition featuring a dull silver body, antiqued keys and key guards, exotic black mother-of-pearl key touches, a silver-plated bell and bow, and intricate custom engraving on the keys and bell. It comes with two necks — brass and sterling silver — each offering distinct sonic characteristics as well as a bore taper that promotes a ready response and greater control, focusing your notes and providing a compact landing zone for intonation. While paying homage to legendary saxophone designs of the past, the Roar alto is packed with modern innovation. Boasting flawless, ergonomic keywork and premium performance-enhancing features, this sensational saxophone benefits from state-of-the-art design and manufacturing methods that enable a level of precision (and dare we say, perfection) that was simply unattainable in the previous century. The result is a sumptuous instrument that serves up a big, lusty sound and feels incredible to play as your fingers glide over its elegant pearls. Complete with mouthpiece, cap, ligature, strap, and hard case, the Roar alto is value packed and ready to rumble. If you’re on the prowl for an outstanding professional horn, the Growling Sax Roar alto saxophone deserves your serious consideration.

Related Videos: Roar Professional Alto Saxophone - Dull Silver Body, Antiqued Keys and Key Guards, Silver-plated Bell and BowA true player’s horn

Growling Sax lavished painstaking attention on the Roar’s robust key system to provide you with confident fingering, which you’ll particularly appreciate during fast, difficult passages. But whether you’re firing off a volley of notes or finessing an adagio line, you’ll appreciate the fluid, synergistic response of this superb saxophone as your fingertips savor the luxurious feel of its rarefied mother-of-pearl key touches. Saxophonists use different altissimo fingerings; however you access it, you’ll find that the Roar alto slots the altissimo range effortlessly. And the same goes for subtones. As your technique advances, the Growling Sax Roar alto is an instrument that will evolve along with you on your career trajectory. With its smoothly ergonomic keywork and responsive action powered by blue-steel springs — the professional standard for durable, perfectly tensioned keywork — the Roar alto is a true player’s horn.

Packed with performance-enhancing features

The Growling Sax Roar alto has several unique, performance-enhancing features that will nurture your technique and advance your continuing development as an artist. The first thing you’ll notice is the extra-large bell, which assists in projecting the horn’s powerful, full-bodied sound. The Roar alto’s premium Italian Pisoni pads (another pro industry standard) provide a leak-free, airtight fit while delivering a big, bright, and assertive tone that brings your notes to life. As do all Growling Sax horns, the Roar alto is equipped with a custom mechanism that provides additional support to prevent the G# and low C# keys from sticking (a common issue with many saxophones). The height-adjustable palm keys are another thoughtful feature, comfortably fitting the curvature of your hand. With the Roar, these proprietary professional features all work together with seamless synergy to provide you with a horn that functions, in essence, as an extension of your musical id.

Growling Sax: a new breed of saxophone

The saxophone has come a long way since its invention in the 1840s. The middle of the 20th century, in particular, saw important changes to the instrument that greatly improved its tone and playability. Today’s cutting-edge technology and advanced materials science enable high-precision design and manufacturing unimaginable even a few decades ago. Meticulously crafting beautiful, thoroughly modern instruments that honor tradition while pushing the performance envelope, Growling Sax represents this new breed of saxophone. Founded by veteran saxophonist Melvin Quinones, Growling Sax incorporates decades of professional playing experience and engineering expertise into every instrument they produce. Ergonomically designed with immaculate keywork and optimized mechanisms, Growling Sax horns deliver exceptional sound, intonation, and playability to meet the demands of discerning saxophonists worldwide. Sweetwater is excited to present to you the innovative saxophones of Growling Sax.

Growling Sax Roar Professional Alto Saxophone Features:
  • Includes 2 necks: brass, sterling silver
  • Dull silver body, antiqued keys and key guards, silver-plated bell and bow
  • High F# key
  • Italian Pisoni pads
  • Blue-steel springs
  • Enlarged bell
  • Upper and lower key screws adjustment
  • Intricate hand engraving
  • Black mother-of-pearl key touches
  • Mouthpiece, cap, ligature, strap, and hard case included
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