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Borgani Pearl Gold Tenor Saxophone

Modern saxophone makers have presented instruments that are long on promise and short on delivery. If consumers are not barraged by new advancements in technology then they are overwhelmed by the weird or the retro. It’s no wonder then that I approached a review of a Borgani saxophone with skepticism.

Here was an instrument that neither I nor many of my peers knew much about except for Borgani’s claim to have created an instrument that was a “union of mathematics, physics, CAD, old traditions and a hint of instinct…re-creat[ing] the sound of the eternal instruments of the ’50s without purpose of imitation.” But Borgani boasts a powerhouse clientele including Joe Lovano, Bob Berg, David Sanchez and Jimmy Greene, and I am happy to say that the Borgani Pearl Gold tenor has not only silenced my pessimism in modern methods, it has restored my hope that someone out there is listening to players’ needs.

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