To truly enjoy these instruments, it’s essential to use the original Adolphe Sax mouthpiece or a contemporary one. This is crucial not just for the sound but also because these saxophones were tuned differently. For instance, this one is pitched at A=435 Hz, while others in my collection are at A=451 Hz, particularly when used in military music.
Attempting to play these saxophones with an incorrect mouthpiece will lead to numerous issues and diminish their original brilliance. I extensively discussed this topic in my 2021 doctoral dissertation.
The case is the original one, and you have the option of selecting between a leather “gig bag” (which is more like a bag) or the more elegant wooden case.
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