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HollywoodWinds Hollywood Legend Alto and Tenor Saxophones

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The folks at HollywoodWinds Corporation (formerly Unison), makers of Hollywood Legend series saxophones, have done their homework in regard to saxophone design by combining advanced technology with common sense to create a quality instrument. The Legend, available in tenor (shown) and alto models, is an attempt to transcend the plethora of Taiwanese horns on the market and create an artist-quality saxophone.

At first glance there is something strangely familiar about these saxophones, as if someone fused a Selmer with a Yanagisawa and then blended in a bit of vintage Conn. Company cofounder and L.A. repair guru Rheuben Allen says, “The design of this instrument allows the older style ’30s and ’40s tone and lower register response.” Whatever the recipe, it is obvious these horns are professional quality in every respect. The construction of the Legend series horns is solid and offers a nice array of details and advancements.

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