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:
Range: B-Flat to F-Sharp
Level: Professional Class
Material: Ribbed Construction
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
Antique Silver Plated
Black nickel body, rest of horn silver nickel
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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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.