Selmer Sas711 Professional Alto Saxophone - Lacquer

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SAS711
Key buttons
Brass Keys
Bell decoration
Engraved
Neck type
Henri Selmer Paris
Auxillary keys
High F#
Thumb rest
Adjustable, Metal
Springs
Blue Steel
Tone holes
Drawn
Case/gig bag
Backpack Case
Finish
Clear Lacquer
Level
Professional
Pads
Leather Pads with Metal Resonators
Mouthpiece
Henri Selmer Paris Mouthpiece
Key
Eb
Body
Post to Rib to Body
Neck Material
Yellow Brass
Body material
Yellow Brass
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Step Up to a Selmer Professional Alto Sax

The SAS711 marks Selmer USA’s next generation of collaborative design with Henri Selmer Paris on an entry-level professional saxophone. Featuring a fully ribbed body construction, Pisoni Pro leather pads with metal resonators, blued steel springs, and hand engraving, the SAS711’s body is ideal for the advancing saxophonist. But it also comes with a Selmer Paris neck and mouthpiece designed specially for this horn to meet the needs of the advancing player. These powerful features and more make the SAS711 one of the most unique and value-packed alto saxophones in its class — and the only one that boasts an authentic Henri Selmer Paris neck and mouthpiece. If you’re ready for your first professional alto saxophone, you can be confident that the Selmer SAS711 has what it takes to go the distance in your career and nurture your growth as an artist.

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Professional saxophones should emphasize the individuality of the player, enhancing the myriad of playing techniques, from embouchure to fingering, that collectively produce your inimitable sound and define who you are as an artist. As accessible as it is exceptional, the Selmer SAS711 is an ideal entry-level professional alto saxophone. It all starts with Selmer’s highly responsive, precision keywork and blued-steel needle springs, which facilitate faster action and better control over challenging passages. But perhaps the most noteworthy aspect of the SAS711 (especially considering its affordable price) is its genuine Henri Selmer Paris neck, which provides outstanding tonal quality and intonation.

Pisoni Pro leather pads with metal resonators

The SAS711 also features Pisoni Pro leather pads with metal resonators that provide a leak-free, airtight fit while delivering a big, bright, and assertive tone that brings your notes to life. Your entrée into Selmer’s line of professional saxophones, the SAS711 offers excellent playability, crisp intonation, and rich, precise sound that reflects every expressive nuance of your playing. It’s equally at home in jazz, fusion, classical, and pop settings, and it will elevate your technique and unlock new worlds of musical expression.

Quality and versatility to go the distance

Versatility is one of the attributes of a great professional saxophone, and the SAS711 is a stellar example, providing a primed canvas for forging your signature sound. Saxophonists who play both classical and jazz, for instance, can choose an appropriate mouthpiece and reed — or even a specialized neck — to customize their horn for the music at hand. However you set it up, the SAS711 delivers a fluency of tone with a crisp transition between notes. The solid tonal core delivered by the SAS711 owes much to the instrument’s fully ribbed body construction.

The benefits of ribbed body construction

Integrating the multiple key posts into a single plate, so-called “ribbed” body construction gives the tube higher mass (and hence more rigidity and durability), and requires somewhat more effort from the player. This makes the horn blow with moderate resistance while delivering a solid fundamental with rich tonal color. For experienced intermediate and pro saxophonists with a more developed embouchure and sound concept, it’s a definite advantage. Although ribbed construction typically presents a slightly increased initial resistance, it effectively gives you another level of resonance — an extra “gear,” if you will — to blow through for additional dynamic range and expression. Simply put, you can push the SAS711 further, and it will go exactly where you want it to go.

The Selmer legacy of quality and innovation

As all modern saxophone designs are based on the Selmer platform, it’s instructive to take a look at the company’s history to understand its considerable influence on the instrument as we know it today. Conservatory-trained clarinetist Henri Selmer founded Henri Selmer Paris in 1885. Fashioning reeds and mouthpieces in his small workshop, he soon took on instrument repair and modifications, which eventually let to the design and manufacture of clarinets. In 1900, Selmer opened a retail shop in New York (the beginnings of Selmer USA). In 1922, Selmer introduced its first saxophone: the Model 22. In the ensuing decades, Selmer released industry-leading designs such as the Balanced Action, Super Action, Mark VI, and Reference 54, which have set the standard for what a modern saxophone should be. Listen to any iconic jazz recording by John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Paul Desmond, (late period) Cannonball Adderley, Wayne Shorter, Michael Brecker, Branford Marsalis, or Joshua Redman, and you will hear one of these legendary horns in action. Delivering exceptional value at every level, from student to professional, Selmer USA and Henri Selmer Paris offer a full line of woodwind and brass instruments. Sweetwater is proud to bring you Selmer’s rich legacy of quality and innovation.

Selmer SAS711 Professional Alto Saxophone Features:
  • Eb alto saxophone designed for advancing players
  • Henri Selmer Paris neck for exceptional tonal quality and intonation
  • Henri Selmer Paris mouthpiece for outstanding control and response
  • Post-to-rib body construction
  • Yellow brass body, neck, and bell
  • Highly responsive keywork
  • Key material: brass
  • Aux keys; high F#
  • F vibration dampening bar
  • C# correction mechanism
  • Pisoni Pro treated leather pads with metal resonators
  • Blued steel springs
  • Drawn tone holes
  • Adjustable metal thumb rest
  • Hand-engraved bell
  • Lightweight BAM backpack case
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