Every single part of the instrument is made in this factory, so we have a lot of control over the design and construction. This Alto was designed according to our specifications and using a lot of techniques we learned from all of our factory visits over the years. We have helped change bore taper, tone hole locations, and key design greatly. The Wilmington alto is a great no-nonsense instrument, priced as a student level instrument but standing up mechanically against many professional models.
It plays with a warm, clean tone and has a big low end. The entire body is made of nickel silver, which we believe is a factor in its resonant and rich character of the sound. This material is very hard and resists denting and bending. The body is sandblasted inside and out for a satin finish and coated with clear lacquer. The engraving on the bell was designed by Jaice Dumars and carried out with traditional hand engraving techniques.
Special features of this Saxophone include. Key contacts under Side Bb, C, and E. Adjustable Low C# to Low B mechanism. Most of the keys are mounted on pivot screws instead of rods for a longer lasting setup. All screws and rods are stainless steel to avoid rusting.The octave stem is designed to sit below the tenon to reduce the possibility of getting bent in the case. The nickel Silver body is much more rigid than a traditional brass body and will resist bending, denting and misalignment. All replacement parts are available from MusicMedic. Comes with a stock mouthpiece and ligature, a swab, microfiber polishing cloth, cork grease, Ultimax Key Oil, and a backpack style reinforced case. My student, who's grandparents (Wilmington natives) just delivered her new saxophone to her this afternoon.
She is completely over the moon with excitement. I hope you sell a ton of them.Thanks again for all you did to produce this excellent horn. I will be recommending it to other students. See you soon, I hope, for a COA. Wilmington Alto Saxophone Demo with Benny Hill. Video will open in a new window. Wilmington Alto Saxophone Low Notes and Demo with Benny Hill. Wilmington Alto Comparison with Max Snyder Live from MusicMedic Sax ProShop.
The item "Eb Intermediate Alto Saxophone The Wilmington Alto Saxophone" is in sale since Tuesday, January 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Clarinets".c0m" and is located in Wilmington, North Carolina.This item can be shipped worldwide.