Selmer USA Liberty Tenor Saxophone - Gold Lacquer

Code: BC3744
RRP: £1,865.00 Our Price: £1,199.00
£999.17
5.0(based on 1 user reviews)
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Perfect for students looking for a high quality first saxophone.

The Liberty by Selmer (USA) is a saxophone that stands out from the competition with a history that makes it exceptional value for money


Description

Originally designed exclusively for Music & Arts, an American music education specialist who sold them for around $2,000 US dollars. The company ceased trading leaving Selmer with a sax line without a home. Now available through Sax.co.uk at around half the original price these really are a genuine 'good old fashioned bargain!'


Special features include a beautiful old gold lacquer finish, high F# key, left & right hand adjusting keys, rocking table key, articulated C# adjusting screw, adjustable thumb rest, engraved bell.


Should you start on tenor? A tenor is just a bigger alto with a lower tonal range so most adults can start on tenor as easily as a child can on alto.


• Material: Brass

• Finish: Dark gold lacquer

• Key Touches: Simulated Mother of Pearl

• Neck: Selmer Liberty

• Engraving: Engraved bell

• Case: Stylish Liberty hard case

• Mouthpiece: Selmer (USA)

• Made in: Taiwan

• 9 Month Interest Free Finance Available on this Product

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

• Recommended for: Students


Review

Perhaps the original $2,000 price tag was a bit unrealistic but this is a sax that certainly feels worth more than it's price tag. It blows smoothly across the range with a rich bottom end, enhanced by the larger bell flare. It has a 'quality' feel under the fingers and some nice cosmetic touches like the old gold lacquer and Selmer "S" logo on the neck and bell brace. Phill (Sax.co.uk)

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    "Very happy with it - totally recommended"
    David C
    I bought the Selmer USA Liberty Tenor Saxophone a month ago and havent stopped playing it. I had two concerns - firstly was it going to be genuinely good value for money bearing in mind the supposed list price versus the discounted price that puts it into the student model category, and secondly was the two tone finish going to be too pretty. The finish is emphasized on the website pictures and in practice it actually looks lovely, with a warm reddish gold appearance that from a distance you cant tell that it is two tone. In terms of value for money, I am really pleased with it. I played the mouthpiece that came with it for a fortnight as the one I had ordered was out of stick at the time of purchase, and I was very impressed at how good the saxophone sounded - I thought that if it sounded that good with a no-name ebonite mouthpiece then the BARI Gold that I ordered should sound fantastic. When the BARI Gold arrived (0.90) I was really disappointed - it sounded a whole lot worse, almost like a trumpet mute. I quickly realised that the BARI Gold is an effect mouthpiece and ordered a metal Otto Link 7* with a BG Jazz ligature. When the Otto Link mouthpiece arrived I was really impressed - the Tenor has a huge, warm, thick tenor sound which was exactly what I was looking for. Surprisingly though, with a 1.5 reed the BARI Gold can play so quietly that I have ended up really liking it as it means I can play late at night without waking up the house and that transpired into a lot more hours practicing which has been fantastic. The keywork on the Selmer Liberty is very solid and feels completely natural and in the right place. The case is excellent quality. I bought a replacement strap but the one that came with the Selmer was good enough so that was wasted money, but I also bought a pad saver kit which was needed. Overall I thoroughly recommend the Selmer Liberty. In terms of my profile, Im a multi-instrumentalist, and I achieved Grade 8 on both saxophone and clarinet when still at school, took piano to Grade 7, then discovered rock at University, took up the guitar and spent the next few decades working in rock / electronic music. I had kept my Soprano Saxophone and Clarinet but traded my original Selmer for a guitar when I was at University and this is the first time I have played one since. I am used to using high end synthesizers / guitars / recording equipment, so to me £799 is actually very cheap for an instrument, but Im pleased to say it is really good value for money and not a waste. Totally recommended.
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