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Vibrato T1 Tenor - The Nude
TA2929

£799.00
UK tax incl.
£665.83
UK tax excl.
In stock
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10% deposit of £79.90

9 monthly payments of £79.90

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24 month finance 4.9 APR

10% deposit of £79.90

24 monthly payments of £31.48

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Description

The long-awaited Tenor T1 is here! Following on from the earlier success of the alto model, the new Tenor T1 has come on to the scene and is stronger and more refined than any previous versions! Made from strong clear polycarbonate, this sax is refreshingly light in comparison to a brass bodied tenor, but equally it actually sounds and performs like a saxophone!

Description

Weighing in at around half the weight of a regular tenor sax, the T1 has some obvious advantages for many players. The mechanism principals don’t particularly deviate which makes the transition from a metal sax to this one fairly intuitive. It covers the usual playing range from low Bb to top F#.

Tonally, the sound is warm and dark. Due to the nature of the material the sound doesn’t have the same ‘ring’ as that of a brass model, but it certainly has texture and depth.

Key to the design of the T1 is its use of self-levelling silicone pads, which are non-toxic and soft to ensure a good seal on every tone hole. Vibrato have made improvements over previous models by fitting plastic discs over every pad, thus stabilising the contact of the pad against the tone hole even further.

Further developments over previous models include a wall thickness increase from 2.5 mm to 3.5 mm, adding extra strength to the overall design. And lastly, the mechanism construction has been reconfigured such that individual parts are removable in a much more simplistic way; mini screws and bolts are used for much of the construction, allowing your technician to very easily replace parts if necessary.

Includes Vibrato Padded Gig Bag. Sax strap included. Supplied in polystyrene packaging. Fits in most tenor sax cases.

Half the weight of a brass tenor! Great for international transport (Ryanair, Easyjet etc.), children & anyone with a bad back.

Water resistant & lightweight. Great for buskers & marching bands.

Good serious fun! Not intended to replace a professional sax but it plays extremely well, it's the price of a basic student sax and a lot more fun.

Expand your tonal palette! - Sounds remarkably like a regular brass sax but retains its own tonal character.

Features

• Material: Clear Polycarbonate

• Finish: NA

• Key Touches: Clear

• Neck: Vibrato

• Engraving: Non-Engraved

• Case: Soft Gig Bag with Backpack Straps

• Mouthpiece: Clear Polycarbonate mouthpiece

• Made in: Thailand

• 9 Month Interest Free Finance Available on this Product

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

• Recommended for: Advancing students, hobbyists.

Staff Review

Vibrato have made bold moves since the initial bout of alto designs came out around 10 years ago. I always used to see their alto models as just being about the novelty value, and to an extent the same could be true of the new tenor versions. However, they have made serious improvements in the intonation – the first octave notes used to come through fairly flat, whereas now they line up nicely, with only a marginal flatness around the top palm keys, which is manageable; secondly the construction is so much more robust and ‘technician’ friendly; thirdly, the addition of the plastic discs behind each pad gives a much stronger seal that doesn’t ‘give way’ under excess finger pressure (as in previous alto versions). This new tenor model will come as welcome news for many, in that the tenor is normally the instrument that often tips the scales for people who have physical issues, and a sax weighing in at around half the weight of a regular horn will offer a great solution.

Tone-wise, it’s fat and pleasing – and responsive too. However, it’s not powerful and zingy. I wouldn’t advise buying this sax if you are trying to fit in with a soul band, for example! That being said, the foam style cork alternative will take any mouthpiece, allowing you to play your own set-up, which of course will take you much closer to your regular sound.

I can also imagine this sax looking great with LED lights running down the body – get ready to see it on the club scene!

Delivery

  • Free 1st Class Delivery on all orders over £100 to UK MAINLAND
  • Free Next Working day Delivery on all Saxophones to UK MAINLAND (excluding hire saxophones)
  • Competitive International Shipping Rates

Delivery Schedule

We deliver your order right away. Orders received before 2pm are normally shipped the same day. International orders are generally received in under 7 days.

We have a massive selection of goods, although If your item is not in stock, we will back order it for you. You will always be emailed with the option to choose an alternative or cancel your order if you would rather not wait.

Postage Prices Outside of the UK

Simply add your desired products to the shopping cart, choose your shipping destination and the website will automatically assign your postage to the shopping cart.

UK Shipping Guide

Listed below is a guide to our UK Mainland shipping charges.

Category Royal Mail 1st Class Special Next Day Special Next Day (by 12pm)
Saxophones N/A FREE £5.00
Accessories £4.00 £8.00 N/A
Heavy Items £5.00 £8.00 N/A

Postage Within The UK

Royal Mail First Class (Default Shipping)

First Class Delivery aims to deliver within 1 to 3 days of postage but do bear in mind larger items are likely to need hand delivery (sax stands don't fit through letter boxes).

Royal Mail Special Delivery (Next Day)

If your order is placed before 2pm and is in stock we promise to deliver next day. If an Item is not in stock we will refund your additional postage costs and deliver as soon as the goods are available. Over 2kg we use a mixture of regular post (low value items such as bags and heavier stands) & various couriers (usually DPD or UPS) depending on location and value.

Postage Within The EU

Anything under 2kg ships with Royal Mail. Orders amounting to over about £50 ship using a signed for and, if necessary, insured postal service. Orders over 2kg ship with various courier services- again, usually UPS or Fedex. 

Rest Of The World

Any order under 2kg ships in the regular mail (unless otherwise requested at time of ordering). Higher value shipments are sent using a signed for and, if necessary, insured postal service. Heavier items ship by courier - again, we tend to use UPS or Fedex. Please note that, should you want smaller orders by courier (an advisable security measure in some countries) please specify clearly when ordering. This will often incur a higher shipping price which we may have to cover by sending a paypal invoice.

For any order which has shipped with tracking: the full tracking information can be checked using the "my orders" section on our website (a link is on your initial order confirmation). 

If you're based overseas and would like more information on shipping including customs duty, please read our Based Overseas guide located here.

Returns

If you wish to return products purchased on our website please follow the guidance below.

Goods purchased online from www.sax.co.uk can be returned within 14 days of receipt. This does not apply to products where hygiene is concerned and product seals have been broken (Reeds, mouthpieces etc). Goods purchased through our website cannot be returned to our retail stores.
Please print and complete returns document found here: Return Document and include it inside your package.

  1. You must obtain a receipt with tracking information from the Post Office or chosen courier service. This can be used to track the item(s) that you are returning. We cannot accept liability for returned goods that we don’t receive or for those that get damaged in transit on their return.
  2. In all cases, (except where an item is faulty) the item(s) returned must be in its original and saleable condition. This includes all original packaging that must be undamaged and intact.
  3. All goods will be inspected on return. Where we have to make reductions in price to facilitate re-sale, you will be notified and the cost will be deducted from your refund.
  4. Goods are your responsibility until they reach our warehouse, so please ensure you package them up well to prevent any damage or loss during shipping.
  5. The initial postage and packaging charge is non refundable.

We aim process refunds 24 hours of receipt. If you do not see your original payment method credited within ten days please contact us.

Please send all returns to the following address:

SAX.CO.UK RETURNS DEPARTMENT
BROOKLANDS PARK
FARNINGHAM ROAD
CROWBOROUGH
EAST SUSSEX
TN6 2JD

If you have any difficulty or have any other queries regarding our returns policy, our customer services will be able to assist at help@sax.co.uk or 01892662533.

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