Selmer (USA) La Vie TS250 Tenor Saxophone - Red Brass

Code: BC3752
RRP: £2,150.00 Our Price: £1,499.00
£1,249.17
4.5(based on 2 user reviews)
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Ideal for students & advancing players looking for a better saxophone.

The La Vie TS240 by Selmer (USA) is a saxophone that subtly stands out from the crowd in looks and features.


Description

One of our favourites in it's class here at Sax.co, the La Vie is a sax with extra charisma or character - call it what you will, we like the La Vie. It plays beautifully, sounds good, looks a bit special and even has a high G key!


Recommended price £1800 and earmarked to be discontinued as they were just getting too expensive to produce. That was until we stepped in with a special deal for the UK! Now available again as a low volume production run exclusively from Sax.co.uk. If you want to upgrade your beginner's sax, get started on an exceptional first sax or buy a back-up sax - you won't find a better horn for the price.


The inclusion of a genuine Rousseau ebonite (hard rubber) mouthpiece is a huge bonus! Most student saxes are supplied with the least expensive plastic mouthpiece that soon needs upgrading. The Rousseau mouthpiece will assist you through the more awkward beginning stages and take you and your playing onto a higher level.


• Material: Brass Bell, Bronze Neck-Body-Bow

• Finish: Gold lacquer

• Key Touches: Simulated Mother of Pearl

• Neck: Selmer La Vie

• Engraving: Engraved bell

• Case: Stylish Selmer (USA) hard case

• Mouthpiece: Rousseau ebonite

• Made in: Taiwan

• 9 Month Interest Free Finance Available on this Product

• Free Professional Set Up & Free Check over within a Year

• Recommended for: Advancing students & better players on a budget


Review

The Selmer ‘La Vie’ range hails from the American Conn connection and is

a superb example of quality Taiwanese workmanship. OK, this isn’t a

Parisian peach, but it does have a lot to shout about! Our samples had a very solid feel and were well built with superb attention to detail. The key

action on both instruments was very positive with firm springing and no

“clanking"........ Both the AS250 and AS240 had good intonation and were

easy to play........the red brass AS250 shone like a beacon, with a more flexible sound and great dynamics right through the range from pianissimo to fortissimo - there was generally a lot more guts to this instrument – a true jazzer!  Jazzwise.com

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    4.5(based on 2 user reviews)
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    "Great First Tenor"
    TonyO
    I wanted to switch from alto to tenor and, at the advice of my teacher, went shopping for a student horn to avoid running into problems that a professional level instrument might present to an inexperienced player like myself. I tried out this horn, a YAS 280 and a P Mauriat PMST100. I found the Yamaha to be mechanically perfect - excellent playability and perfect intonation, but the sound was a bit thin and lacking in character. I much preferred the sound of both the Mauriat and the Selmer and in the end chose the Selmer. It has very good playability - easy action, easy to blow and the intonation is pretty good. It has a very nice jazzy sound which I would say is its biggest strength. Ive had it a year now and have no complaints about its reliability and would definitely recommend it if you are going to be playing jazz.
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    "A super great sax to an affortable price"
    Bernard Arts
    I bought the ?La Vie? TS 250 six years ago from Sax.Co.UK and it turned out to be the best buy for me. It has such a great sound, perfect intonation and it plays by itself, so easy it is to blow, which make it very easy for me and useful to play outdoors, because thats what Im doing every day in the summer season in Mykonos. I prefer this sax even much more than my Selmer Super Action 80 Serie II (which plays too one dimensional and doesnt has the ease of free blowing ) and my Buffet Crampon Suoerdynaction in silver. The?La Vie? is also a beauty and the sound is very versitale for each style, even if I play mainly Jazz and Blues! A brilliant instrument and I will buy the next season a second one as well, because I dont want to miss this specific sound even when it goes to check up sometimes.
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