P Mauriat PMB-300 UL Low A Baritone Saxophone - Unlacquered
The P. Mauriat range of horns has always had the feel of vintage saxes and this is, in many ways, just taking things to their logical conclusion- an unlacquered range. Now exactly what effect the lack of lacquer has is a hotly debated topic it is quite clear that the 300UL has a somewhat different quality to the other finishes in the Mauriat range. This horn is incredibly freeblowing, it is certainly up there with the Yanagisawa range for effortless response. At low volumes it plays warm, light and rich (very Gerry Mulligan) while when a lot of air is put through it can roar like a lion with the right mouthpiece (Mauriats in general seem to love having a lot of air put through them- really responding well when played powerfully, and the 300UL is no exception). Right from top to bottom the intonation is good and their's a fullness to it's sound which separates it from most modern baris.
Designed in conjunction with James Carter.
Range: High F#
Low A is Standard
Finish: Raw Brass
Hand Engraved Bell and Bow
Key Touches: Genuine Abalone