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Serie III Alto

Serie III Alto
(Model 62)
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Polished brass,
Clear lacquered

This is the traditional finish which protects the golden color from tarnishing.

Polished Brass,
Clear Lacquered, Engraved

Same as above WITH hand Engraved Bow and Bell

Polished Brass,
Clear Lacquered, Engraved
with High Harmonic Key

High Harmonic key adds an additional octave vent on the neck and an additional thumb lever to actuate it. Facilitates altissimo notes.

Polished brass,
Matte lacquered

Available only  without engraving. Polished brass but lacquered in a golden matte lacquer. It looks like gold leaf, but isn't, of course.
Stunning new look!

Black lacquered,

This striking finish comes from black lacquer applied to the body while the keys and the interior of the bell are polished and clear lacquered. Engraving on the bell and bow exposes the golden color of the brass underneath. The whole body is then clear lacquered to protect the engraving from tarnishing.

Brushed, Engraved,
Clear lacquered

a.k.a Matte. This subtle but elegant finish comes from the contrast between a brushed, not polished body and keys which are polished and clear lacquered.  Bell and bow are fully engraved and the whole body is then clear lacquered to protect the engraving from tarnishing.


This gorgeous finish is stronger than lacquer and improves tonal brightness and power by virtue of eliminating the high frequency sound absorption of lacquer finishes.

SOLID STERLING SILVER with Polished Brass Keywork, Clear  lacquered

Available only without engraving. Neck, body, bow and bell in Solid Sterling Silver. Provides a velvety, silky quality to the sound only solid silver can provide. Brass keywork. Completely clear lacquered.

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Serie III Alto Saxophone Specifications

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