MACSAX MAC 8 Tenor Saxophone

(EF Finish)  Sku #J11065000002000

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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.


 

MAC 8 Tenor Saxophone 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
 
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4.0

Big Sound, Very good intonation

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  • Easy To Play

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      Comments about MACSAX MAC 8 Tenor Saxophone:

      I went to Mac Sax in Austin to test the Empyreal Tenor Sax. After playing it I wasn't impressed. 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 from Music123. 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.

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