I’ve owned a variety of sopranos over the years and I’ve found that more important than the brand-name is the way the horn is set up when I get my hands on it. Under the heading of “intonation”: But actuation is fast and positive. Experiential background to aid the reader’s perspective on this report: Gold Lacquered Intermediate Soprano Saxophones. Its a learning experience.

I’d like to get some feedback from others on this particular topic, as it regards other hopefully notable instruments. Placed where the other was tested, the instrument hit the tuner metric well. It had been clobbered. Every horn I’ve received from them has played well right out of the shipping container. Key work and mounting looks and feels substantial, but the octave key employs a “teeter-totter” type mechanism to reach the neck I’ve never encountered before. Perhaps more discriminating players would have differing opinions.

I chose to fit a M Bari-Star synthetic reed, approaching “finished” The supplied plastic mouthpiece that looks much like a VandorenV5 replica. And its noisy like solid lifters on an old British motorcycle. Even though curved sopranos look like toys, a straight horn feels unusual.

That completed, the open-keyed instrument blows B on my Korg tuner – first try. No ratings or reviews yet.

Allora Vienna Intermediate Straight Soprano Sax With Two Necks AASS 502 Lacquer

A modicum of skill to appreciate differences, particularly those subtle. Develop “the jeweler’s eye”, as it were. Experiential background to aid the reader’s perspective on this report: Originally Posted by 3dBDown. Much of an inexpensive soprano’s playability will come from how the selling dealer or previous owner prepared it. Particularly as I lack the experiential benchmarks with “best in class” instruments.

Overall lacquered brass finish appears pretty reasonable. Be the first to write a review About this product. Packaging should be the same as what is found in a retail store, unless the item is handmade or was packaged by the manufacturer in non-retail packaging, such as an unprinted box or plastic bag.


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Either the whole thing goes back or I live with it. By the serial number, there are in excess of 3. Lacking breadth of experience, both as a musician and with a variety of instruments, leaves me wondering about judgment in these issues. serids

I even have a modern inexpensive Taiwanese dual-neck soprano an Arbiter, from the UK, gifted to me sedies an elderly fan that plays as well as most sopranos I’ve owned. I had little expectation going in, that an instrument of this genre could ever approach the pinnacle, rather hoping for “Inexpensive, moderately capable”.

Why bother with a metal mouthpiece? The lowest-priced brand-new, unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original packaging where packaging is applicable. Yanagisawa B with Barone neck Soprano: Fortunately I’m sort of a gear head, as such quite willing to seek and attempt or allota help where setup items become apparent. Likely dropped, and like buttered bread – always in the worst spot.

Gold Lacquered Intermediate Soprano Saxophones. Since my first post I have added a thin cardboard shim under one of the octave key corks rest position that improves interemdiate action a bit, reducing some required key travel, compensating some for that thumb that was smashed into a different shape when I was 5, now with arthritis too.

The curved neck must be removed to close and zip the case. Allora straight soprano AASS purchase I see many have looked at this thread but no one has commented. Be the first to write a review. With the straight neck, a strap actually over-wraps the left thumb and is stifling. The Martin’s response is excellent, its scale is as good as I’ve experienced on a soprano, and the tone is full and warm.


This could be another future failure point. How this wears going forward will be something to watch. Right now, I saxophnoe favoring a Martin Handcraft straight soprano I recently acquired. Brass Lacquer Soprano Saxophones.

This is the price excluding shipping and itnermediate fees a seller has provided at which the same item, or one that is nearly identical to it, is being offered for sale or has been offered for sale in the recent past. Save on Saxophones Trending price viennw based on prices over last 90 days.

Moving from low B to Cthe B table key must be released to get C. With the curved neck its unencumbered and feels comfortable. I find that time on the alto also makes the tenor even easier – perhaps the soprano will make both the other two even easier.

The chip was in the tip that was near the rail-corner. But actuation is fast and positive. At any rate, shipping a saxophone is problematic and just increases the chances for problems. People who bought this also bought. Show More Show Less. I am an intermittent contributor, usually asking comparative “feel” questions and soliciting opinions like: Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. I examined the springs on the bell keys, all appear to be properly located.

See all 3 brand new listings. By tsaxy in forum Misc. I assume their shop went through them before they shipped them, as opposed to what the OP said about receiving the horn directly from a factory or words to that effect.