New LA Sax Big Lip "X" Soprano Saxophone - Silver body w/Black keys
model # LAX-305SBR
This is brand-new, never played,
unused, unopened, undamaged item in its original factory packaging.
Packaging is the same as what is found in a retail store.
Has 1 year factory warranty.
LA Sax Big Lip "X" Soprano Saxophone
- Silver / Black.
silver plated body
with black nickel keys,
rolled tone holes,
adjustable thumb hook,
high F# key,
Italian leather pads,
hand engraving through out, bell, body and bow!
These horns are BRAND NEW
and we are currently offering FREE SHIPPING !!!
They come complete with a wood vinyl covered case,
mouthpiece, polishing cloth and Neck strap.
Plus as always you can buy with complete confidence,
knowing we back this Soprano with our full 2 year warranty!
Nobody Does Altos Tenors
Like L.A. Sax
The L.A. Sax Alto and Tenor have become the new standard in outstanding professional saxophones.
Jay Beckenstein (of Spyro Gyra),
and smooth jazz star Kim Waters
agree with thousands of other great
saxophonists all over the world.
Raw, classic, subtle, boisterous, free-blowing,
has all of the characteristics,
plus Italian Kid Leather pads
with exclusive Copper Tone Boosters,
detachable bell/bow section,
full ribbed construction,
High F# and front F,
and adjustable brass thumb hook.
Artists like Jay Beckenstein (Spyro Gyra),
Kim Waters, Jim Nelson and more use the proline
L.A. Sax instruments on tour, on the gig, and in the studio.
L.A. Sax has manufactured quality and distinctive saxophones
for over 40 years.
Age is one thing...but to have the loyal following L.A. Sax has garnered is another.
What makes L.A. Sax remarkable is the number of saxophonists who make their living playing these horns.
Not only do these instruments play like a dream,
but each one is meticulously crafted to have a distinctive appearance.
2-neck soprano, alto and tenor saxophones are featured in unique finishes.
Each instrument is fitted with Italian leather pads, brass resonators and strong ribbed construction.
Kim Waters is one of Smooth Jazz Music's favorite stars. The curved soprano has never sounded so good as when it is in Kim's capable hands.
Kim's soprano of choice has long been the
LA-660. Now we offer the LA-665KW - Kim Water's Signature Curved Soprano.
In a classic Diamond White Metallic finish with Kim's signature and scroll engraving on the bell, Kim's horn is smashing to look at and even better to play.
The horn comes with an LA Sax Mouthpiece and the sound of a smooth jazz instruments legend.
This item is in stock now and ready to be shipped
after you place your order.
"it makes good sense to buy from people who service what they sell."
We service everything that we sell.
I have been playing sax, clarinet, and flute since 1951.
I have been repairing instruments since 1978.
My last major concert was for a host of pretty impressive guests,
President Bill Clinton,
when he was in
Senator John Kerry
for a fund-raising event for
Senator Ted Kennedy.
I Played in the 22-piece John Payne saxophone choir at the
Park Plaza Castle. Security was so tight,
The secret service did background checks On each musician
And we had to leave our instruments at the door
To be searched by white house staff.
The Early Days:
The first company to move away from the "French" sound model and develop a saxophone specifically designed for contemporary jazz playing, the L.A. Sax Company began in 1985 in the small garage in the mid-western town of Barrington Illinois. From its very beginnings, the goal of the L.A. Sax Company was to produce not only an artist quality saxophone but one that had a look as unique as its sound. Those early L.A. Sax instruments were produced from imported saxophones that were stripped of keys and pads, the bodies and keys were painted with a special automotive paint, the instruments were reassembled and set-up to provide plenty of edge and projection. With the final addition of the logo badge, a new L.A. Sax was born.
As the company began to grow, it quickly attracted the attention of the day's prominent players. Early endorsers included Tom Scott (Don Ellis Orchestra), Jay Beckenstein (Spyro Gyra), Jim Nelson (Alabama), Kim Waters and Richard Elliot. In just a few short years, L.A. Sax had established itself as a reputable, artist quality instrument for contemporary players.
L.A. Sax Innovation:
Needless to say, L.A. Sax was not afraid to push the envelope with regard to instrument design. Armed with input from its top line artist partners, it outpaced its competitors with the introduction of several new and innovative models. These included a new concept saxello and the trademark straight bodied alto and tenor. These uniquely American instruments continued to gain acclaim for the L.A. Sax and in 1994, the owners of the company were invited to the White House where they presented a special edition "Commander In Chief" tenor to then President Bill Clinton.
Though L.A. Sax continued to innovate and grow throughout the 1990s, the early 2000s saw a flood of "copycat" brands into the market. Not being willing to sacrifice quality for sake of lower prices, L.A. Sax saw a decline in sales that limited its ability to develop new and exciting instruments. The result was financial hardship for L.A. Sax to the point where the original owners sold the business to professional saxophonist and then owner of The Woodwind & Brasswind, Dennis Bamber.
Shortly after the acquisition of L.A. Sax, the L.A. Sax team went to work restoring a culture of innovation to the line and, with the help of old friends Kim Waters and Jim Nelson as well as a new stable of artists including Paula Atherton, Shelby Brown and Dan Cipriano, introduced a new L.A. Sax.
In December of 2015, Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments, LLC acquired the rights from Dennis Bamber and became the exclusive U.S. distributor of L.A. Sax.
L.A. Sax Today:
•The Sound: The new instruments of L.A. Sax possess the expected edge and flexibility that are hallmarks of the L.A. Sax brand but they sound crisper, cleaner and more projecting than anything you've played before. You'll find that you can easily control the softest whisper of a dynamic one minute and easily power to the front of any ensemble the next.
•The Feel: Whether you are playing the straight tone holes of the V Series, Signature Sopranos and The "6" or the rolled tone holes of the X Series and "Frankie" models, you will notice a velvety smooth feel and little pad noise. We've also improved our key design and placement to be more responsive to the hands aiding both in response and comfort.
•The Look: The look of the new L.A Sax is slightly more refined than previous generations. The tiger stripes and bold colors of yesteryear have been replaced with elegant finishes of silver, vintage matte, black nickel and unpolished brass . . . each beautifully hand engraved and owning its own unique tonal properties. Refined yes but still with a visual statement that is all L.A. Sax.
The future is looking extremely bright for the L.A. Sax brand. Never happy with the status quo, we continue to innovate by introducing new and exciting design changes like our cupronickel bodies on the "Frankie" models, larger bell throats and the amazing new Reactor Panel Pads on the X Series, "Frankie" and The "6".
"Gemeinhardt looks forward to bringing the same passion and enthusiasm as we have for our existing products to L.A. Sax." said David Pirtle, President and CEO of Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments. Just as we initiated the resurgence of Gemeinhardt Musical Instruments, we plan the same for L.A. Sax.
L.A. Sax is an established, respected line of saxophones with a strong following of cutting edge musicians. Through the support of our retail partners, our mission is to expose more musicians to the quality, signature sound, and style of the L.A. Sax. Along with the already strong artist support, from the likes of Kim Waters and many others, we put the instruments to the test with our very own Shawn "Thunder" Wallace, Associate Professor and Director of Jazz Studies at The Ohio State University. "L.A. Sax makes a top quality instrument with premium features but not for premium money. I've played all the major manufacturer's horns and L.A. Sax has at least matched what I look for in a saxophone", said Shawn.
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