While at Sam Ash, they had many professional models to try out and choose from including a vintage Selmer Mark VI, several pro Yamahas, etc. And many Cannonball saxophones with different finishes. And the Brute blew them all away!
The ease and play-ability was unbelievable. The "Brute" raw brass finish is very hard to find for sale... Because once you play a "Brute", no one wants to part with it! It's because there is no lacquer, paint, plating, or clear coat applied to the sax, therefore, it makes the brass of the instrument vibrate more and sing effortlessly!
The lows are so easy and the entire horn has a full-on gorgeous sound and response! If you've never tried a raw brass/un-lacquered sax before, you are in for a real treat with the Brute!
You'll never want to go back to a lacquered/plated sax again. I'm working too many hours at the office so I have not practiced it since the first day I bought it several months ago, therefore, it is still a "new" saxophone... And the pictures show it.According to the Cannonball website: No two BRUTES are exactly alike, so all who own one of these will have a unique customized look. On top of that, where the hands touch the brass over time it starts to appear more lightened and burnished-looking, so this individualizes the instrument even further and gives the horn its character! It's perfect horn for both jazz and classical. In fact, below is a video of the Cannonball Brute being played classically... And it rocks in all registers and all volume levels! Get ready to be blown away by the capabilities of the Brute. And below is the legendary Marc Russo from the Doobie Brothers band playing on a Cannonball Brute... You'll notice that he's at the Cannonball factory trying all the horns there and the gold lacquered model is sitting on the chair beside him while he plays the Brute model... He's not letting go of that Brute!! Contact me with any questions. The item "Cannonball Big Bell Stone Series The Brute Alto Saxophone Never Used" is in sale since Saturday, November 9, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "mspeake2012" and is located in Mims, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.