Selmer SAS411 Intermediate Alto Saxophone
Beautiful, complex and projecting tone, and professionally adjusted for light and fast key action.
The Selmer SAS411 intermediate alto saxophone is without a doubt one of the top-performing saxophones in the world. Though available at an intermediate price point, it performs at a professional level and is designed after the professional line of Selmer Paris saxophones. The SAS411 saxophone has an incredible tonal complexity that is carefully balanced with ease of response and highlighted by its professional features. The SAS411 saxophone features a post to rib to body construction from premium yellow brass. This, combined with a professionally designed and hand-adjusted neck and a one-piece, hand-hammered bell creates a tone that is not only the best in its class, but outperforms many competitors’ professional line instruments as well. This tone is further enhanced by the combination of Pisoni Pro pads, traditional Selmer metal resonators and a carefully designed, hard rubber Selmer mouthpiece to create the perfect balance between ease of response and complexity of tone.The durable construction of this saxophone is highlighted by its power-forged key work to ensure consistent and reliable seating of the pads. Additionally, the post to rib to body construction and iconic Selmer tri-point bell brace create a strong foundation for the key mechanism, keeping the key work in optimal adjustment. The blue steel needle springs are carefully adjusted to strict, professional tolerances to create the light and fast key action for which Selmer is known. This great key action, an adjustable metal thumb rest, and superb ergonomics provide everything needed for fast and demanding technical passages. The 411 series intermediate saxophones come in four beautiful options; gold lacquer, silver plate, black nickel and copper (this features clear lacquer with a copper alloy neck and body tube). These four beautiful finishes are ornamented by newly designed hand engraving that is based on the iconic Selmer Paris Mark VI American hand engraving that was designed and engraved in Elkhart, Indiana. This iconic design references the legendary Selmer saxophones of the past and underscores the lineage, design and craftsmanship of this instrument.To protect this instrument when not in use, it comes with a premium ballistic nylon case featuring comfortable backpack straps, a spacious accessories compartment, durable handles and an outer pocket to store sheet music.Several upgrades went into the development of this intermediate line of saxophones. Utilizing a proprietary 3-phase tone hole leveling process, they feature extremely level tone holes ensuring long-lasting pad seating and stability. Additionally, every Selmer saxophone is professionally set up, play-tested and adjusted at the Conn-Selmer Center for Woodwind Excellence located in Elkhart, Indiana, USA, to ensure each saxophone is received in optimal adjustment and ready to last a lifetime. Order today.