Rampone & Cazzani R1 Jazz Tenor Sax AU

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Ideal for players seeking a handmade sax with many custom options.

Fully Gold Plated (AU) and unlacquered handmade Italian saxophone. Offering a beautiful big broad dark sound from it's larger bore size.


Description

These beautiful Italian saxophones are still made using techniques from the "golden age" of sax making and consequently share many of the same qualities of those sought after vintage classics.

The same family have been making instruments in the tiny village of Quarna Sotto high in the Italian alps for nearly 200 years, in the same workshop and even using some of the original tools! All the essential skills have been handed down to the current generation of 9 craftsmen, 6 of whom are family members.


No other manufacturer can boast such tradition and this manifests itself in instruments that ooze character. For this reason we have decided to stock more and list our Rampone saxes as individuals. It is not a case of some being better than others (they are all good!), just different. Each strike of the craftsman's hammer minutely changes the instrument's response so no two saxes are exactly the same.


The finest materials are used - red brass, bronze, copper, nickel silver and sterling silver. No lacquer is used allowing the instruments to resonate to their full potential. Brass instruments are plated with thick old fashioned 24ct gold or silver plating. Bells are hand beaten, the unique etched decoration is hand chiselled, an unrivalled choice of custom options........add to all this a large helping of pride & passion and you can see why more and more players are falling in love with Rampone & Cazzani saxophones.


Material: Red brass

Finish: Gold plated (AU)

Key Touches: White mother of pearl

Neck: Rampone R1 Jazz

Engraving: Hand chiselled bell

Case: Rampone light case

Mouthpiece: Rampone ebonite mouthpiece

Made in: Italy

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Free Professional Set Up & Free Check over within a Year

Recommended for: Serious sax players looking for something a little more individual



Review

Many modern saxes produce a pure sound that can be a little 'one dimensional'. Some players prefer to sacrifice some of this purity for a richer 'multi dimensional' tone where harmonic layers can be more easily exploited. This is one reason why vintage instruments are sought after but if you want the benefits of modern day reliability, ergonomics and intonation then bring on the Rampone! These saxes are intended to look as retro and vintage as they sound so do not expect the 'perfect' cosmetics found on more mass produced horns.Phill (Sax.co.uk)

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This horn is mad. There simply is nothing like it. Lets talk about the bore first. The first thing I noticed when I first picked my R&C R1 Jazz tenor is the power of it. The large bore makes this is the most powerful horn I have ever played, more so than the Keilwerth horns, because the R&C horns have an even larger bore than the Keilwerths. The bore also gives it a very colourful tone, the horns brings out a wide range of overtones in your sound. It also has THE MOST HUMONGOUS bottom end OF ANY HORN EVER MADE. I mean it. Since the horn has the largest bore of any tenor ever made, the bottom end really just invades and destroys everything. And I mean it. Its absolutely massive. Since the bore is wider than most other horns, it also has a fat upper end, and remains so in the palm keys, unlike the selmers. My horn is quite neutral, maybe a tiny bit brighter than neutral, but only just. This makes it very easy to shape and individualise the sound of the horn. The sound is broad, not the most focused horn. Also has decent warmth to the sound. Not the most amount of warmth, but enough. Its generally a very smooth sounding horn, the sound doesnt break up at all at full blast. And Im telling you, it gets real loud, yet stays completely silk-smooth in tone. Although the horn is completely hand made, the intonation is actually very good. Furthermore, this is definitely the best looking horn you will ever come across (I have the gold plate version). It has a lovely matte gold look to it, but it is unbuffed, which actually looks better than the tradition gold lacquer horns. It looks exactly the same in the pictures as real life (if not better in real life), something which most other horns cannot boast. Downright sexy. I was also lucky enough to receive the deluxe light rampone case with my horn, which is really great. Its a hard shell case with leather outer and a supple cushioning interior for the horn. Definitely one of the best looking cases I have ever seen. Havent come across a better case.
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