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Black Nickel P Mauriat PMSA-500BX 'Black Pearl' Alto Sax - Serial # PM0700716

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MSRP: $ 4,799.00
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Black Nickel Plated w/ Silver Plated Keys

This is the famous P Mauriat “Black Pearl”, a PMSA-500BX alto sax, serial number PM0700716. This alto features a black nickel plated body and silver plated keys, a very cool look, and a combination that makes for a powerful player.

 

This alto is “nearly new”, with just one minor blemish. The upper foot of the low B/Bb keyguard came undone at some point, and has been resoldered. The work was done so well that you might miss it upon first inspection, but even so, it is no longer considered “new” and is now available for a far lower price. There are no scratches or playing wear on the horn, and everything from finish to pads are still in new condition.

 

The Black Pearl saxophones were designed to go after the modern player. This alto plays with a big, robust sound. Nickel plating always seems to add kick (think the classic nickel Conn Chu's or a nickel Keilwerth), and this alto is no exception. Very big, powerful voice, with a clear tone and good response. A great alto for rock and funk.