P. Mauriat System 76 Soprano Saxophone With 2 Necks - Gold Lacquer Finish

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Finish
Gold Lacquer
Body material
Gold Brass
Body
1-piece, Straight
Key
Bb
Mouthpiece
Included with Ligature
Level
Professional
Manufacturer part number
SYSTEM-76SGL
Case/gig bag
Included
Neck type
2 x Detachable Necks (straight, curved)
Bell decoration
Hand Engraved
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P. Mauriat’s “Vintage-modern” System 76 Soprano

The P. Mauriat System 76 2nd Edition professional soprano saxophone exemplifies the company’s “Vintage Personified” ethos. Finely crafted from resonant French gold brass, the System 76 soprano features an enlarged bore for a bigger sound that’s sweet and rich with overtones. You’ll find this exceptional horn to be impressively versatile and perfect for classical, jazz, and other genres. The System 76 soprano comes with both straight and curved necks, giving you the opportunity to optimize your instrument’s ergonomics to suit your personal playing style. As with all P. Mauriat saxophones, exceptional build quality is baked in, with precision keywork, excellent responsiveness, and superior intonation. The result is an instrument that faithfully conveys every nuance of expression in your performances.

Related Videos: System 76 Soprano Saxophone with 2 Necks - Gold Lacquer FinishStraight and curved necks included

In their wisdom, P. Mauriat has included both straight and curved necks with the System 76 soprano. Why two necks? If you’re an alto or a tenor player, acclimating yourself to your first soprano sax is an interesting experience. Although the fingering is the same, the soprano’s form factor dictates a different approach to holding it as you play. While straight soprano necks are more popular than curved ones, there are advantages to each. Straight necks offer less blowing resistance than curved necks; and while a curved neck may require more effort, some players will find the ergonomics more comfortable, as it positions the horn at a lower angle relative to your torso, making it less tiresome to support the horn. Obviously, this a highly personal decision — one you needn’t make with the P. Mauriat System 76. It gives you the luxury of time to experiment with the included straight and curved necks to figure out what’s right for you.

Instruments that exude timeless character

The French brass and other metals used in P. Mauriat saxes are remarkably resonant due to the company’s arduous hand-hammering process, in which a saxophone body is hammered up to 400 times before moving on to the next artisan for final shaping. Tone holes are drawn from an instrument individually to ensure the precision and uniformity necessary for superior response and intonation. At P. Mauriat, lacquer is applied in three separate layers in order to achieve timeless, vintage visuals that will stand the test of time. Beautiful hand engraving is artfully performed with a simple hand tool and years of expertise. Once finished, each P. Mauriat saxophone is meticulously inspected and tested by one of the company’s roster of quality-control artists to make certain you receive a perfect instrument that will go the distance in your career.

Handcrafted vintage-inspired modern saxophones

An industry leader in vintage-inspired modern saxophones, P. Mauriat handcrafts their instruments in the French tradition with an emphasis on full-bodied vintage tone and optimized modern playability. To achieve these goals, P. Mauriat employs proprietary manufacturing techniques that result in instruments of outstanding quality and precision. Their zealous focus on fine craftsmanship produces saxophones that are highly prized among professional saxophonists and advancing players alike. Handmade from the finest materials and highlighted by elegant genuine abalone or pearl key touches to bring out the intrinsic characteristics of each individual model, the aesthetic beauty of P. Mauriat saxophones mirrors their vintage-flavored tone. Sweetwater is delighted to bring you P. Mauriat’s line of extraordinary instruments.

P. Mauriat System 76 Professional Soprano Saxophone Features:
  • Vintage sound design
  • French gold brass body tube and keys
  • Includes straight and curved necks
  • Enlarged bore for a bigger sound
  • Genuine abalone or black pearl key touches (varies by finish)
  • Elegant hand engraving
  • Comes with mouthpiece, ligature, greases and oils, and microfiber cloth
  • PM Traveler II case included
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A 25% handling charge is levied against all authorized returns except those due to our error. Unauthorized returns are subject to a 40% handling charge. Damages & defects must be reported to us within 14 days.
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