This is a beautifully crafted Rampone & Cazzani Italy R1 Jazz series alto saxophone, serial number 12105. This alto looks incredible, featuring a solid copper body and silver plated keywork, with silver plated neck. It is a stunning saxophone to see in person, and a fantastic player too.
The photos don't do this horn justice. It looks fantastic. The solid copper body is starting to tarnish slightly which I personally really dig. It gives it an almost antique-like look to it. The silver plated keys are all in great shape too, showing no finish wear. The sax has a couple minor surface scratches but no dents or dings, no resolders or repairs. Everything is in top shape. Pads are all in excellent condition too, and the sax did receive a pro set up before coming to our shop. It is sealing perfectly.
The R1 Jazz horns are usually seen in silver or gold plate, and the solid copper is much more rare. It is a unique voice too. While it still has the slightly brighter tone you'd expect from a modern Rampone & Cazzani, the copper body really opens up your sound and adds a lot of color to your tone. It stands out well, and you can feel the added resonance under your hands. A tremendous alto, ships in its original deluxe leather wrapped hard case with original shoulder strap.