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For the pro-player that wants to make a statement, this is your saxophone! The MAC 8 Series Saxophones, unlike any of our other series of horns, offe...Click To Read More About This Product

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Big sound for the contemporary player.

For the pro-player that wants to make a statement, this is your saxophone! The MAC 8 Series Saxophones, unlike any of our other series of horns, offers a larger bore, enlarged bell size, and double key arms on the low C and B keys. The result is a huge low end sound, but also one that will scream in the upper register.

MACSAX also added extra support between the bell and body, along with a special bracket for the left hand spatula. The added brace provides positive pinky finger action for fast, smooth low end fingering. The MAC 8 has rock solid ergonomics and boasts a complex, rich, full, and warm sound.


SPECIFICATIONS
  • Features:
  • Range: B-Flat to F-Sharp
  • Level: Professional Class
  • Material: Ribbed Construction
  • Finishes:
  • Treated Bare Brass
  • EF Finish (vintage bare body, matte silver keys/neck)
  • Bare body with Silver Nickel Plated Bow, Bell, and Keys
  • Vintage Lacquer Body/Keys with Silver Nickel Plated Bow, Bell, and Keys
  • Gold Lacquer
  • Clear Lacuqer
  • Antique Silver Plated
  • Black nickel body, rest of horn silver nickel
  • Gold Plated
  • Engravings: Hand engraved Bell, Bow, Body, and Neck
  • Includes MACSAX D-Jazz 7* mouthpiece, cap, and ligature
  • Neck: Custom MACSAX neck with increased bore
  • Keys: Professional Grade, brass power forged
  • Auxiliary Keys: Front F, High F Sharp
  • Key Touches: Genuine White or Black mother of pearl; Turquoise abalone
  • Bell: Oversized Bell for huge low end projection
  • Spring Type: Blue Steel Springs
  • Pad Type: Professional Grade Italian Pisioni Pads & Cork
  • Resonators: Brass with nickel plating
  • Thumb Hook: Metal, adjustable.
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MACSAXMAC 8 Tenor Saxophone
 
4.8

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4.0

Big Sound

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from MARBLE FALLS, Texas

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Comments about MACSAX MAC 8 Tenor Saxophone:

I originally went to Mac Sax in Austin to test the Empyreal Tenor Sax. After playing it, it wasn't for me. The sound seemed spread and unfocused. The sax had too much resistance for me. I was about to leave and decided to test play the Mac 8. I was surprised by the big sound and projection. I was easier to play than the Empyreal. Based on this, I bought a Mac 8. Has some tonal characteristics of a Super 20 that I used to play, but with better action and also sounds somewhat like the original SA 80. Doesn't quite have the character of my Mk VI, but better intonation and a bigger sound. Altissimo G is very easy to hit on this sax. I would give it 5 stars if it weren't for having to lighten up the springs. The keys had a little too much resistance right out of the case.

 
5.0

Big Sound

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from MARBLE FALLS

Site Member

Comments about MACSAX MAC 8 Tenor Saxophone:

I originally went to Mac Sax in Austin to test the Empyreal Tenor Sax. After playing it I wasn't for me. The sound seemed spread and unfocused. The sax had too much resistance for me. I was about to leave and decided to test play the Mac 8. I was surprised by the big sound and projection. I was easier to play than the Empyreal. Based on this, I bought a Mac 8. Has some tonal characteristics of a Super 20 that I used to play, but with better action and also sounds somewhat like the original SA 80. Doesn't quite have the character of my Mk VI, but better intonation and a bigger sound. Altissimo G is very easy to hit on this sax. I would give it 5 stars if it weren't for having to lighten up the springs. The keys had a little too much resistance right out of the case.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Best Saxophones you can buy; bar none!

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from Clayton, North Carolina

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Comments about MACSAX MAC 8 Tenor Saxophone:

Saxophonists: If you are searching for a great horn, I strongly urge you to stop searching and try a MACSAX saxophone. You know that all of us try different saxophones to get the sound of a Selmer Mark VI, but after spending a huge amount of my money and frustration, buying the well-known brands e.g. Selmer, Yanagisawa, Kielworth, Yamaha and many more, I finally discovered MACSAX and purchased an alto "Empyreal". When I put my favorite mouthpiece on the great looking horn which was, at the time, a metal Berg Larsen, I could not believe what I heard and in addition, the keys had a light feel. Both my wife and I thought I was using my broken Mark VI. My wife shouted from the kitchen asking ?Did you fix your Mark VI?? My response was ?Come in here and check-out this sax.? Her reaction was uncanny and asked me "How much of our money did you spent!" When I told her the price and told her it was gold-plated, she didn't believe me, so I showed her the invoice. She smiled and told me to play her favorite song. When I played Harlem Nocturne, she and I were quite excited. The next day I saw a MACSAX tenor and purchased it. It played like a Selmer Mark VI. This was 2 years ago, but now I play MACSAX horns for soprano, alto, tenor and baritone. I gave these horns at 5, but in my 45+ history MACSAX deserves a 5+ Feel free to contact me for any questions you may have. They are simply the best out there. BUY ONE TODAY The Best Saxophones you can buy; bar none!

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Buy a MACSAX ASAP and don't waste time on any others

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from Clayton, North Carolina

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Comments about MACSAX MAC 8 Tenor Saxophone:

Saxophonists: If you are searching for a great horn, I strongly urge you to stop searching and try a MACSAX saxophone. You know that all of us try different saxophones to get the sound of a Selmer Mark VI, but after spending a huge amount of my money and frustration, buying the well-known brands e.g. Selmer, Yanagisawa, Kielworth, Yamaha and many more, I finally discovered MACSAX and purchased an alto "Empyreal". When I put my favorite mouthpiece on the great looking horn which was, at the time, a metal Berg Larsen, I could not believe what I heard and in addition, the keys had a light feel. Both my wife and I thought I was using my broken Mark VI. My wife shouted from the kitchen asking ?Did you fix your Mark VI?? My response was ?Come in here and check-out this sax.? Her reaction was uncanny and asked me "How much of our money did you spent!" When I told her the price and told her it was gold-plated, she didn't believe me, so I showed her the invoice. She smiled and told me to play her favorite song. When I played Harlem Nocturne, she and I were quite excited. The next day I saw a MACSAX tenor and purchased it. It played like a Selmer Mark VI. This was 2 years ago, but now I play MACSAX horns for soprano, alto, tenor and baritone. I gave these horns at 5, but in my 45+ history MACSAX deserves a 5+ Feel free to contact me for any questions you may have. They are simply the best out there. BUY ONE TODAY

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