Thomann MK IV Handmade Alto Sa B-Stock

B-Stock, Thomann Handmade Alto Sax MK IV, copper body (92% copper), high F#- key, luxuriant flowers engraving, brass keys, body and keys satin finish, dark Abalone inlays, incl. mouthpiece and soft bag, B-Stock with full warranty, may have slight traces of use

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Finish body Gold Lacquered
Finish Keys Gold Lacquered
Body Brass
Gravure Yes
Additional Bocal No
Resonator Pad Metal
Case Yes
Case with Backpack System Yes
Mou Yes
Strap No
Wiper (Body) No
S Arc Wiper No
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A very good sax ...

Tim aus Z., 08.09.2015
... which is unparalleled in this price class.

As a professional saxophonist, I needed another instrument with as much good sound, response, intonation, processing and price as possible.
The sound is wonderfully soft and shapeable - I use a classic Selmer C * mouthpiece and have a Meyer 7 medium chamber and a BergLarsen Grained Ebonite 105 for modern music. In "my" musical directions from classical to jazz, one can use the Sax everywhere. I personally the dark sound - radio / fusion friends should not attack this horn, as less overtones resonate and it sounds beautifully dark and soft.

The registers can be played cleanly in all possible areas from small b to g '' ''. I had two identical Saxe of this type for testing - with the one the depth did not really start and "rolled" loose, which was certainly only a small adjustment thing. In the case of the Sax which I retained did not occur however.

The material of the body feels thick and valuable, clean solder joints (with both Saxen) and a very elaborate engraving over the entire length up to the S-bow - also on the "back" - make the horn a real eye-catcher.
The mechanics make an easy impression, but it has the good resistance that is pleasant to me. It is pleasantly quiet and noticeably dense.

The matching suitcase with enough space for all necessary accessories also comes stably therefore. The backpack straps and the shoulder strap might have less plastic for my taste and a little thicker and softer. In the suitcase lying the Sax unfortunately has on the "left hand" a bit of game, so I will pad it there for further transports there, for example with Wischer or similar.

In this price segment, Yanagisawa-Saxe and the Yamaha YAS 280 and even the more expensive YAS 480 have left a lot to be desired here - especially by a sound that is too bright for me and much louder mechanics.

It is to be hoped that the mechanics will remain in shape and remain reliable for the coming years - but that feels very good so far!

The included accessories - wiper and blade - should in my opinion belong to NO Sax.
- Due to the lack of positive characteristics with regard to intonation, dynamic range and response, a 1.5 sheet is almost never played anywhere
- The wipers should be replaced by better ones right from the start
- the attached mouthpiece with matching leaf screw in the Sax matching optics wandering unplayed in my drawer, since I have my setup for years, so I can not judge this - but it has on the edge between the table and chamber noticeably unclean milling edges, therefore Maybe a lamp is built from it :)
The addition of accessories I find through teaching activity always with many Saxen (also with Selmer & Co!), And is actually rarely really needed. Better not add any accessories, offer a "bundle" and with the money saved the case a little improve a little - Perfect!

Thanks for a great Sax!
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I found my dream-room.

Helmut N., 26.02.2013
Because I am really no real altogieler (ts, bs) and for this reason my (very expensive) oldaxe not often, I will sell them. But to the altsound completely, I do not want.
So a reliable and inexpensive instrument had to be looked for.
Over the now offered diversity, one can still be amazed.

Always has the yanagisawa sax 992 addressed me very much. At a previous visit I could play it. A super great sound. But the price is scary high, therefore zero chance.
Therefore came the -handmade mk iv- very well located. And already when it came out of the case, I was very impressed by the optics.
But it quickly became an incidental incident. I have never heard such a beautiful sound at an alto. And the warmer it was, the more it sang. I could hardly believe it. With short pauses I played the sax over 4std. And it was getting better and better. !!!!!!!!!!!

I could now continue to feel indifferent, but leave this.

The processing of the saxes is astrein. Nix rattles or wobbles. The s-bow goes without play and without violence to the saxophone. The mechanics makes the impression that it loosely looms over the next thousand years. Double arms at the altsax are not absolutely necessary, but here they reinforce only the impression that everything was processed perfectly. The flap covers to 100%, so that one already with the pure whisper sounds. Everything without effort. You also look for tattered soldering points, badly corked cork, etc. in vain. No dust, no dirt, nothing. Perfect.

The accessories: a very nice, black, stable rectangular case with shoulder and backpack carrying system, mouthpiece with matching clip in saxoptik !! Fat, belt, reeds. Also perfect.

Finally, I would like to point out that the thomans have once again surpassed themselves in this saxophone. An alto saxophone with this price-performance ratio is probably hardly to be found. The best sax which they have offered with their own name.

I am more than glad to have bought this sax. If you like the warm sound of an altosax, it should IMPORTANT.
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