Thomann MK IV Handmade Tenor Sax

Tenor Saxophone

  • Handmade
  • Copper body (92% copper)
  • High F# key
  • Artistic engraving
  • Keys made of brass
  • Body and keys in matte finish
  • Original mother-of-pearl key inlays
  • Mouthpiece and soft bag included
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  • Classical
  • Jazz
  • RnB

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Body finish Matt
Key finish Matt
Body Copper
Gravure Yes
Additional Bocal No
Resonator Pad Metal
Case Yes
Backpack System Yes
Mouthpiece Yes
Strap No
Wiper No
S arc wiper No

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Just Fun!
25.02.2017
What more can you ask for than an instrument that brings a smile to your face? This Tenor sax is a pure delight and fun!

I am a professional woodwind instrumentalist and bought this instrument to replace a recently sold Selmer - 1937 Balanced Action Tenor, owned for 30+ years, that wasn't getting enough use to earn its keep!
As an Alto/Soprano specialist I have never been an enthusiastic tenor player and thought that the Selmer deserved to played.

This Thomann MK IV has been a revelation, I just love it! Tone, from the 92% copper body, is as warm and full as my Balanced Action, and has even an timbre across the full range, the key work, obviously inspired by the legendary Selmer MK VI with hints of the MK VII, is well positioned, intonation - totally acceptable (not as good as my Buffet Senzo and S3 Prestige altos but......) and there are screw adjusters everywhere - fantastic. The double mounting arms on low 'C', 'B' and 'Bb' keys, are a great addition and ensure a good pad/tone-hole seal. Even the supplied mouthpiece works well - although I will continue to use my Selmer Soloist for Classical work and a Otto Link Tone-edge for Jazz.

Minus points: there is a slight 'flat' spot on the bell rim (QC??) but that has no effect on the playing and, for me, the right-hand 'Eb' and 'C' little-finger keys are totally flat making a smooth slide between them a little difficult. I will give them a slight tweak (bend) if they continue to cause me a problem. The case isn't wonderful but works.

What I have discovered is that this instrument wants me to play it.... a lot. I've got out all my old jazz tenor sax transcriptions and am having fun. Isn't that what an instrument should do - inspire one to play!

It really doesn't matter what the name is engraved on the bell, be it Selmer or Thomann, an instrument is for playing and not an investment item so if it works for you - great!

Thank you Thomann, again I can only praise one of your instruments..... you have taken me back 40 years to when I aspired to be a great jazz player!
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fantastic tenor horn
Fede B, 22.06.2019
I’ve recently purchased the thomann MK IV tenor saxophone as a student model, since i’ve never before owned a tenor horn. I’ve been an enthusiast alto sax for the last 10 years and decided to go for the lower register.
I’ve had a chance to own a few saxes over those years, yamaha, conn and restored 20’s dolnet, and i’ve played yamaha’s YTS475 tenor.
This horn has been a revelation to me of how good a sax can sound, and how easy it should play. the sound is very rich and stable, I play it with a meyer mouthpiece and legere reeds, i use a 1.5 studio cut to play at home and practice most of the time, and a signature 2.0 when i want stronger projection.
It was shipped with exceptional padding and the case is a perfect fit, there is no movement of the saxophone while it’s in the case. It arrived in perfect playable conditions.
To my surprise the horn is fully adjustable, all sync mechanisms can be calibrated with screws, a detail only very expensive pro horns enjoy.
the slight inclination of the bell to the right allows me to play the horn resting on my hip instead of in between my legs, making it a great instrument to play for hours a a time and to rock on the stage!
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