With their Axos marque, Henri Selmer Paris offers advancing players accessible entrée into the upper echelons of the saxophone world with professional-class, French-made instruments that honor the quality and tradition associated with the esteemed company. The result is a horn with fluid, ergonomic keywork, flawless intonation, and excellent response throughout the instrument's entire range, including the altissimo register. The Selmer Paris 52 Axos alto saxophone is effortless to play in the low register and projects a round fullness in the midrange, while retaining Selmer's signature tonal richness and projection. Axos: an exciting new range of professional saxes.
Axos saxophones are built in the Henri Selmer Paris factory in Mantes-la-Ville, France, in the same facility that has produced all Selmer Paris saxophones since 1922. As do all Selmer Paris instruments, these models carry on that heritage of fine artisanal craftsmanship while integrating modern industrial methodologies, from computer-assisted design, which facilitates mass production, to the strategic outsourcing of certain components such as keywork to trusted overseas partners. With the goal of making Selmer Paris quality attainable for more saxophonists, Axos instruments are equipped with optimized keywork for smooth playability as well as mechanical durability. It's important to note, however, that Axos horns are made with the same high-quality metals as their Selmer Paris stablemates.The Selmer legacy of quality and innovation. As all modern saxophone designs are based on the Selmer platform, it's instructive to take a look at the company's history to understand its considerable influence on the instrument as we know it today. Conservatory-trained clarinetist Henri Selmer founded Henri Selmer Paris in 1885. Fashioning reeds and mouthpieces in his small workshop, he soon took on instrument repair and modifications, which eventually let to the design and manufacture of clarinets. In 1900, Selmer opened a retail shop in New York (the beginnings of Selmer USA).
In 1922, Selmer introduced its first saxophone: the Model 22. In the ensuing decades, Selmer released industry-leading designs such as the Balanced Action, Super Action, Mark VI, and Reference 54, which have set the standard for what a modern saxophone should be. Listen to any iconic jazz recording by John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Paul Desmond, (late period) Cannonball Adderley, Wayne Shorter, Michael Brecker, Branford Marsalis, or Joshua Redman, and you will hear one of these legendary horns in action.Delivering exceptional value at every level, from student to professional, Selmer USA and Henri Selmer Paris offer a full line of woodwind and brass instruments. Sweetwater is proud to bring you Selmer's rich legacy of quality and innovation. Selmer Paris 52 Axos Professional Alto Saxophone Features. Leather pads with metal resonators. Adjustment screws for side C and Bb. Henri Selmer Paris S80 C mouthpiece. Quality crafted in the Henri Selmer Paris factory. Leather Pads with Metal Resonators. More than 30 years in business. Free tech support from audio experts. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "sweetwatersound" and is located in this country: US.
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