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Allora Chicago Jazz Tenor Saxophone  AATS-954 - Dark Gold Lacquer 

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A big and husky saxophone sound, strong in the low range, is the spirit and backbone of the Chicago sound - historically, one of the great cities for...Read More

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A pro quality tenor with sultry tone and smooth action.

A big and husky saxophone sound, strong in the low range, is the spirit and backbone of the Chicago sound - historically, one of the great cities for jazz development. The Allora Chicago Jazz Series tenor saxophones keep this tradition alive with their big bells, dark finish, and dark sound. These are sure to be a jazz and big band favorite for years to come.

FEATURES
  • Dark gold lacquer finish on body, neck, bell, and keys
  • Ribbed construction
  • 85% red brass body
  • Rolled tone holes
  • Big bell
  • High F#
  • Double arms on low C, B, Bb
  • G brace
  • Pisoni pads
  • Hand Engraved bell and bow

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AlloraChicago Jazz Tenor Saxophone
 
4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

So far so good!

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from New York, NY

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Comments about Allora Chicago Jazz Tenor Saxophone:

I'm an adult hobbyist and have only played for a few years. I looked around for a used sax but didn't have any luck. I got this sax a few weeks ago and took it over to Rayburn music since I don't have enough expertise myself to evaluate it. I asked the tech if the intonation is accurate, if it is a good quality instrument, and if it needs any adjustments. He inspected it and said the intonation was good, horn quality was good, and adjusted the action on some pads, which cost $25. He told me the overall design of the horn is a copy of the Selmer Mark VI. I really enjoy playing it and it sounds pretty good. I play mostly jazz ballads and R&B. I've gotten a rich tone with deep undertones using a vandoren java red 2.5 or 3 and am able to bend notes. I get squeaks with a 2.0 or 1.5 java reds. I plan to upgrade the mouthpiece. The color is in between gold and copper. The case is nice and the neckstrap is ok. Overall, I'm happy with it. I'm too inexperienced to say whether it's a good value or durable enough for marching band. This brand isn't well established so the resale value probably won't be that good, but I plan to hang onto it so I'm not concerned with that.

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(21 of 22 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

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from NJ

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Comments about Allora Chicago Jazz Tenor Saxophone:

I wanted something new to play and so I could leave my 60+ year old Selmer in the case. Some people said nothing would replace my Selmer and although I agreed, I wasn't going to spend $5K+ on a nice used horn. After much research and factfinding, I opted for a Chinese Tenor for $800. Great for the price but I wasn't thrilled with it so I returned it. Bought another and although it was better, I didn't feel it came close enough to my Selmer and returned that one as well. When I saw the Allora video I thought this might be the horn. More $$$ but rolled tone holes and double arms like another high end brand so I bought it and I am very happy with it. I recorded myself playing along with old R&R songs and Jazz and to my ear, it's very close to my ideal horn. It's suited towards Jazz (which is what I wanted it for)but with a mouthpiece/reed change you can get the sound you want.

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(19 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Deal!

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from Grand Forks, ND

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Comments about Allora Chicago Jazz Tenor Saxophone:

This is a fantastic Tenor! The first things I noticed were the fluidness of the keys and that the tone is exceptionally smooth. It plays great across the full range of the instrument and the subtones are sweet. I love the dark gold finish and wish more instruments came in this color or even a couple shades darker. I'm playing a lot of blues and minor jazz improv, and having a great time on this Tenor. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a high quality horn at a very really reasonable price. It has a hard-shell, compact, and conforming case that locks. It took me a minute to find the accessories compartment which is hidden in the bottom and has enough room for 2 mouthpieces, several reeds, neck strap, my cleaning kit, and a few small items. Just pack it smart, and not too tightly, or the case won't close well. Just a note: this has rolled tone holes and it's important to keep on top of your cleaning routine. That's true of straight tone holes as well but these have a little bit more surface area and you'll notice it if you don't clean your instrument. Rolled tone holes tend to give it a very smooth tone and the pads usually last longer but the trade off is that you need to keep up on your cleaning. Once every week or two has worked well for me, depending on how much play time I get in. I definitely give this 5 stars for sound, construction, and price. Love it!

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(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fabulous

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from Salt Lake City, UT

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Comments about Allora Chicago Jazz Tenor Saxophone:

I love this instrument. It has a wonderful warm tone to it. I am fairly new to the saxophone and find it very easy to play and get good sound out of. It has a beautiful finish to it as well. The keys are responsive. The case is awesome - very compact for the size of the instrument, yet it fits in it like a glove. Very sturdy case. Mine came with a mouthpiece and neck strap which was a pleasant surprise. I am very pleased with my purchase and would endorse it for players at any level.

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(46 of 49 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Great Horn

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from Roanoke, VA

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Comments about Allora Chicago Jazz Tenor Saxophone:

This is a very playable instrument with a good round tone. I use an Otto Link mouthpiece and have an easy time putting air through it. This constitutes a step up for me from a "student" model to something much more civilized. If you can swing the bucks this is a great option. I am getting back into playing after a long period of inactivity. This horn makes it easy and enjoyable to play again.

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