This is a P. Mauriat 500BX “Black Pearl” alto saxophone, serial number PM0504217. The Black Pearl show cases a black nickel body and nickel silver keys. This one in particular is in great shape and is still in pristine condition. It was played on in our shop and at a few music trade shows. The body is physically perfect and has no history of past repair. If you look very closer there is a few cosmetic imperfection on the sax but nothing to serious. The saxophone has never been owned but has been played on a few times. As such we are offering it up at a reduced price. The saxophone does include the manufactures warranty, case and the Saxquest professional new horn set-up.
Sonically this alto plays exceptionally well and takes your air lightening quick with little resistance. This horn also plays on the brighter side of the sonic palette, most likely because of the nickel plate, and has tons of projection. These horns are a blast to play, and if you have been looking for a modern alto pro alto with crystal clear projection and an intense sonic quality you quickly fall in love with this one.
This saxophone is currently in the Saxquest shop awaiting a professional set-up. Ships in perfect playing condition with P. Mauriat shaped case.