This is a P. Mauriat 500BX “Black Pearl” tenor sax, serial number 0302907. The 500BX is made from a nickel silver body which is plated with black nickel. It also has gold lacquer keys giving it a stylish and unique look. Sonically these horns are not as bright as you might expect, in fact they are rather warm and are more spread in comparison to the System 76 models. This 500BX has a kiilin' sound and feel great under the fingers. Projection and scale balance on these tenors are fantastic.
This particular black pearl is excellent condition. It was professionally owned and maintained for a few years. It shows some typical cosmetic wear around the major key touch areas but the body has had absolutely no dent or solder repair. Its original Super VI neck is also in perfect physical condition. The tenor is currently in the Saxquest shop being finely regulated and comes in perfect playing condition.