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Keilwerth SX90R Black Nickel Model Professional Tenor Saxophone

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Tenor saxophone with 5.25" bell diameter, black nickel plated body with clear lacquer, gold lacquered keys, rolled tone holes, adjustable thumb rest,...Click To Read More About This Product

Available 08-23-2018

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Tenor saxophone with 5.25" bell diameter, black nickel plated body with clear lacquer, gold lacquered keys, rolled tone holes, adjustable thumb rest, adjustable palm keys, extra F-arm with adjusting screw, G# pad cup lifting mechanism, stainless steel screws, mother-of-pearl key inlays without metal rim, waterproof leather pads with metal resonators, and hydraulically formed neck.


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KeilwerthSX90R Black Nickel Model Professional Tenor Saxophone
 
4.8

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful Tone and Control

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from Columbus, Ohio area

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Comments about Keilwerth SX90R Black Nickel Model Professional Tenor Saxophone:

I have played professionally for over 50 years. This is the easiest playing horn I have owned and I have had a few over the years. I bought my SX90R Black Nickel Tenor from WWBW 12 years ago. Prior to purchasing, I played a number of professional horns in the WWBW studio; Selmer, Yamaha, Yanagisawa and LA Sax. The tone is beautiful and the projection with the large bell is tremendous. Very easy to play in the low register and altissimo. The altissimo fingering is a little different than other makes, but was easy to learn. Because the horn is so free blowing, I think it makes the low end a little harder to control (can play a little sharp), but if you are aware of this and really listen, you can correct this. After you get acquainted with it, it becomes easy to play the bottom notes (B flat, B, C & D) in tune. I use a custom designed Ralph Morgan Excalibur hard rubber mouthpiece with a medium chamber, so I can play smooth or aggressively. I can play all styles with this horn. A very expensive horn, but truly a professional horn that helps me sound better than what I really am. I am very satisfied with it.

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(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice but Not For Everyone

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from Littleton, CO

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Comments about Keilwerth SX90R Black Nickel Model Professional Tenor Saxophone:

I had one of these for over 20 years. Bought it 1991, said it was made in West Germany. I was a big fan of H. Couf sax?s and wanted this new stencil. The ergonomics cannot be beat, it?s just perfect to the touch with those fat keys. Nice and solid horn. Low notes are where this horn shines. The black lacquer gives it a very thick sound and I?m not sure everyone likes that. Trying to get that Ben Webster/Stan Getz/Joshua Redman/Troy Roberts sound will simply never happen with this horn. But that doesn?t make it a bad horn, it?s just a different sounding horn. I personally always had issues being in tune because the horn is so open and free blowing. If your embouchure isn?t as strong as an ox you?ll struggle, and you?ll hate the way you sound in recordings. Gary Sugal/Phil Barone mouthpieces sound really amazing on this horn. Altissimo is so easy on this horn, just make sure you use Keilwerth fingerings and not Selmer/Yany. You won?t regret this horn, just remember to record yourself so that you can actually hear yourself because you?ll probably sound a lot different playing it than you do to others.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Magnificent Instrument!

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from Columbia, South Carolina

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Comments about Keilwerth SX90R Black Nickel Model Professional Tenor Saxophone:

I've been making music since I was six (I'm now 62) and playing the sax for 25 years. I've owned and played many saxophones, but none have compared to the black nickel Keilwerth SX90R I've owned for over twenty years. This horn has a bold, full tone, a responsive and user-friendly action, great intonation, and on top of all that, looks amazing. I love the adjustable palm keys. Lots of inexpensive horns claim to be of "professional" quality, but the Keilwerth genuinely lives up to that name. For my money, you can't go wrong with an SX90R.

(13 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Sax, some minor issues but still worth it

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from New Jersey

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Comments about Keilwerth SX90R Black Nickel Model Professional Tenor Saxophone:

This horn looks good and has a very comfortable positioning for the hands as well as a soft touch from the mother of pearl keys buttons. I'd say it definitely hails to the old tone king horns of the past as its sound is big the tone is wonderful and I receive many compliments. The key mechanisms are nice and tight but light to move and the modern amenities such as the the G# and C# lift mechanism works flawlessly. This horn has made it easy for me to make a good rich tone and has taken me places. That being said I cannot give it 5 stars because of issues I have had with intonation. Overall the horn is easy to tune and a majority of intervals very close. The problem lies with the low D and C keys. Low and middle D are exceptionally sharp even though it is a tenor. This causes the low C to be a bit flat. I sent the horn to the supplier for the U.S. and received it back saying the store I had brought it from had over adjusted some things, however this did not fix the issue. It is a moderate annoyance but correctable with pitch bend and an alternate fingering. Also unlike almost all other saxes out there the altissimo register tends to be moderately flat as opposed to sharp if not handled just right. I still absolutely love this horn and would not suggest letting this sway you from buying one especially since the issues are somewhat common and said to be fixed in newer horns such as the shadow.

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