Product ID: PMOsbySigAlto
Built as a collaboration between Greg and P. Mauriat, the Osby Signature has all of the things that make P. Mauriat horns great along with its own individuality that makes it one of the best contemporary altos we have ever seen in Saxquest. Constructed from the body tube of a System 76 it sports a beautiful dual finish of dark cognac lacquer and silver plate. An eloquent blend of metals and finish give the horn a powerfully rich free blowing sound character while maintaining the highest level of consistency in timbre and control across the instruments entire range.
Greg put a lot of time making sure every aspect of the signature alto is built to his exact specifications. The table keys (low C and Eb) are slightly different in their shaping in comparison to the standard 76 model. This greatly improves the overall handling and key feel in the right hand pinky. The low end of the sax also includes double arm construction on the bell keys which drastically improves the response of the low end. It also features no lyer mount and no high F# key. The exclusion of those things allows the horn to breathe easier and be more responsive to air flow overall. From the bell keys all the way up into the altissimo the Greg Osby Signature plays with incredible response and ease.
In addition to being a tremendous player and being well constructed this may be one of the most elaborately decorated saxes available on today’s market. The engraving showcases the decorative engraving of waves, dragons, and beautiful floral patterns that even extend onto the keys. A very striking saxophone to be sure.
Each Osby Signature comes in perfect playing condition inside a P. Mauriat Warrior hard case and full P. Mauriat warranty. Its set-up includes a set of Pisoni pro leather pads and gold plated metal resonators. It is also precisely regulated and fine tuned in the Saxquest shop to ensure playing perfection.
The Greg Osby Signature series is going to be an extremely limited run of a total of 100. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to obtain a rare gem. Each sax is marked with its respective number and comes with a signed certificate of authenticity.