This is a very cool, one-of-a-kind P Mauriat “Artist Standard” 85Z tenor saxophone, serial number PM11201110. This tenor was produced by P Mauriat a few years ago as a prototype, but never made it into production. We sold it when new to a local professional player, and it is now available again. It is a fantastic tenor with a tremendous sound.
This tenor has been professionally played and well maintained. It shows minor cosmetic scratching on the back side of the body tube and bell. There are absolutely no dents or dings anywhere and no previous repairs. The bell flare and bottom bow are perfect, as is the original neck. This tenor features a higher copper content. Not sure you can make it out in the pictures, but it has a definite copper hue to the color, which is protected by a clear coat of lacquer. The increased copper definitely makes for a heavier horn, and adds resonance and brilliance to your tone.
This sax is a whole lot of fun to play. It has a fast response and a very big quality to its tone. You can really feel this horn come alive under your fingers, it is extremely resonant. Pads are all in great shape and sealing perfectly, and we will go through the tenor before it ships and make sure the regulation is perfect as well. A whole lot of tenor for the price!