In its brief history as a company, International Woodwind has established itself as a reputable manufacturer of quality saxophones and saxophone accessories. Its brilliant instruments are designed with advanced and professional musicians in mind but are priced affordably. A clear commitment to innovation is evident in the distinct designs which blend a love of vintage models with contemporary technology.
Professional musician and woodwind repairman, Laksar Reese, founded International Woodwind in 2000. Based in Hollywood, CA, this company strives to create quality, modern saxophones with a vintage sound. Reese still works as a musician in several jazz groups and is a featured member of the Chuchito Valdés Afro-Cuban Ensemble. As a working musician, Reese brings a different eye to the construction of each and every saxophone.
Among the popular models available is the Vintage Dark Lacquer Tenor Saxophone. This instrument boasts intricate vintage engraving all around the horn and produces a deep, classic sound. The Model 601 Curved Soprano Saxophone produces a warm sound that is ideal for a soloist desiring to cut through the band. This responsive instrument features a silver-plated bell with a gold-plated body and keys. The International Woodwind Straight Soprano Saxophone is a professional level instrument with an exceptionally high range. It possesses both a straight and a curved neck and is complete with a clear lacquer finish. Finally, the International Woodwind Model 661 Bass Saxophone produces a tremendous, deep sound. Even intonation and quick response are other features of this saxophone. The Model 661 also comes with a built in peg to allow the floor to take on some of the weight.
If you are in the market for a new saxophone with a classic, vintage sound and design then browse the intricate instruments from International Woodwind available at The Woodwind and Brasswind.