Tenor saxophones, a bigger, more booming or huskier tone than altos and, as such, have become the main voice of blues, rock & roll, swing and commercialâ€¯ music.
Tenor saxophonesâ€¯ also take more airflow but with the right reed and mouthpiece they shouldnâ€™t really be significantly harder work for an enthusiastic beginner. With its rich, smoky tone and warmth, for many people the tenor is the definitive sax sound.Â
The tenor and the alto are the two most commonly used saxophones. The tenor is pitched in theâ€¯Â key of BbÂ â€¯(while the alto is pitched in the key ofâ€¯Â Eb), and written as a transposing instrument in the treble clef, sounding an octave and a major second lower than the written pitch.Â
All models in the Odyssey range of high quality brass band and orchestral instruments have been meticulously designed down to the finest details by Peter Pollard. Itâ€™s hardly surprising that, with over 50 years experience and having listened to the â€˜wantsâ€™ of countless high profile musicians, this master craftsman is one of the most sought after custom brass and woodwind builders in the world.Â Â
At Odyssey, we recognise the significant contribution that an instrument makes to the willingness of a student to persevere, practice, pursue the process of learning to control and master the instrument, enjoy making music and progress . With this in mind,Â all of our Saxophone family have been tested in France, at BG, and fitted with the best BG Ligatures possible for each instrument.Â Â
With a luscious polished brass lacquered body, offset with clear lacquered parts, the aesthetics of theÂ 'Bb'Â TenorÂ Saxophone from the Odyssey Premiere Series speak for themselves.Â Â Â
A real eye catcher without doubt, but itâ€™s also the performance to cost ratio that make this beautiful Tenor Sax a winner. Players from students to seriously professional musicians have commented on the excellent response, and it has been designed to provide comfort and security when performing in the high register, while maintaining a beautiful warm sound in any range.Â - with superb intonation. As with all Odyssey instruments only the highest quality materials areÂ chosen in the construction.Â
Strong & Durable BodyÂ
This instrument has been designed with affordability, durability and comfort in mind. The â€¯body is fully braced â€¯for strength helping it stand up to the demands of regular play and transport to and from lessons. Theâ€¯ adjustable thumb rest, bell joint, neck and stack adjusting screws can be used to make the set-up more comfortable. The saxophone's brass body is finished with a protective lacquer.Â
Smooth Response & ToneÂ
Blue steel springs provide a â€¯robust and durableÂ â€¯action and give a brightness and snap to the instrument's sound whilst domed reflectors aid projection. This Sax has a light, free blowing response that will reward new players with excellent intonation and a stability and evenness throughout the registers. Precision drawn tone holes allow maximum air passage through the instrument. â€¯These features make it easy for students to start seeing results fast.â€¯Â
As a company producing some of the worldâ€™s finest brasswindinstruments, Odyssey recognise the fact that protection whilst travelling with a delicate instrument is paramount. To ensure players can maintain a high standard with this instrument, Odyssey has included gloves,Â cleaning cloth, cork grease and neck sling. AÂ plush lined, Zero-gravity â€˜backpackâ€™ hard foam, canvas covered case with shoulder straps takes all the worry out of commuting with such a delicate instrument.
- Mouthpiece and cap
- BG -Â LDT1 Duo Metal Ligature
- Quality Italian pads and springs
- Brass body
- Lacquer finish
- Zero-gravity â€˜backpackâ€™ hard foam, plush lined, canvas covered case with shoulder strapsÂ
- Accessories: Gloves, cleaning cloth, cork grease, neck sling
Taking proper care of your instrument will also help you produce the best sound quality possible,Â weÂ recommend Odyssey and Ultra-PureÂ brand accessories.
Odyssey Brasswind isÂ designedÂ and created byÂ UK Master Craftsman Peter Pollard and the UK Odyssey design team.