Growling Sax Origin Series Professional Alto Saxophone - Black Nickel Body With Brown Gold Keys

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Black Nickel
Body material
Italian Pisoni
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Case/gig bag
Hardshell Case
Blue Steel
Auxillary keys
High F#
Bell decoration
Hand Engraving
Key buttons
Black Mother-of-pearl with Gold Keys

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Alto Perfection

While paying homage to legendary saxophone designs of the past, Growling Sax’s Origin Series alto horn is packed with modern innovation. Boasting flawless, ergonomic keywork, excellent intonation, and premium performance-enhancing features such as an oversized bell, Pisoni pads, and height-adjustable palm keys, the Origin alto 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 gorgeous-looking 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 Growling Sax Origin Series alto saxophone is value packed and ready to rumble. If you’re on the prowl for an outstanding professional alto sax, the Growling Sax Origin Series alto deserves your serious consideration.

Related Videos: Origin Series Professional Alto Saxophone - Black Nickel Body with Brown Gold KeysA true player’s horn

Growling Sax lavished painstaking attention on their 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 Origin Series alto slots the altissimo range effortlessly. And the same goes for subtones. The height-adjustable palm keys are a thoughtful feature, comfortably fitting the curvature of your hand. If you change your hand position as your technique advances, the Growling Sax Origin alto is an instrument that will evolve along with you on your career trajectory. With its smoothly ergonomic keywork and responsive action powered by blued steel springs — the professional standard for durable, perfectly tensioned keywork — the Origin Series alto is a true player’s horn.

Packed with performance-enhancing features

The Growling Sax Origin Series 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 sound. The Origin 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 instruments, the Origin Series 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). Other Origin Series features include a solid brass body and beautiful artisanal hand engraving with the unique Growling Sax “Tiger” motif.

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 Origin Series Professional Alto Saxophone Features:
  • Solid brass body and bell
  • Oversized bell flare
  • High F# key
  • Vertically extruded tone holes
  • Italian Pisoni pads
  • Blue steel springs
  • Upper and lower key screw adjustment
  • Adjustable palm key rising mechanism (D, Eb, E, F)
  • Custom mechanism to prevent sticky G# and low C#
  • Black mother-of-pearl key touches
  • Full body and bell artisanal hand engraving with unique Growling Sax “Tiger” motif
  • Mouthpiece, cap, ligature, strap, and hard case included
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