There are many excellent horns available on the market today but P. Mauriat's 67R alto with genuine rolled tone hole saxophones are still regarded as unique instruments by many horn enthusiasts 10 years after their first release.
The special feature of these horns are their structurally integrated, unitary rolled tone hole - which means they are not created by soft soldering a separate metal ring onto the body. Our proprietary manufacturing method allows us to use the material from the body itself to roll the tone hole edges out, creating a one-piece unitary body that has not received unnecessary heat treatment and therefore no potential drawbacks associated with solder-joined components. The resulting tone is one that is free, centred, warm and resonant.
• Super VI neck • Large Bell • Unitary rolled tone holes • Hand-engraved bell and bow (extra engraving on un-lacquered model) • Genuine abalone or mother of pearl key touches (depending on the finish) • Professional class • Range: Low Bb to high F# • Complete with contoured soft case • Other finishes available: Cognac Lacquer (CL), Dark Vintage (DK), Un-lacquered (UL)
About P. Mauriat Music is the universal language of the people. It is the medium by which we can individually or collectively share our ideas and express life's vast range of emotions. Whatever the tool chosen for this endeavor, it must act as an extension of the body, a soundboard for the soul. That is why P. Mauriat takes pride in providing the most ergonomic and efficient instruments for the musicians of the world. Instead of a barrier cast between the player and music-making, our instruments are the keys that unlock doors to creative minds. The craftsmanship that goes into each instrument by P. Mauriat is second to none.
Our French brass and other metals are exceptionally resonant due to the extensive hand-hammering process it must endure in our factory. A single saxophone body will be hammered as many as 400 times before proceeding to the next technician for final shaping. Each tone hole is drawn from the saxophone one by one to ensure precision and consistency required for excellent response and intonation.
Our lacquer process is applied by three separate stages in order to achieve a timeless, vintage look that will last for ages. The final hand engraving process is manually accomplished with nothing more than a simple handheld tool and years of experience.
Once complete, each instrument is carefully inspected and tested by one of our full-time quality control artists to ensure you receive the absolute finest instrument. P. Mauriat instruments represent the embodiment of aesthetic beauty and technical precision. All of our horns are handmade in order to bring out the innate characteristics and sound of each exclusive model. The natural quality of our horns is what we believe differentiates us from all others, and we believe that you will hear it too. With a P. Mauriat you can 'Go for the Sound'.