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P. Mauriat Saxophones

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I used to be suspicious any time someone claimed to create a cheaper alternative to a major brand. After all, you usually get what you pay for. But advancements in technology and computer-aided design, omnipresent in such places as Taiwan and Singapore, have produced respectable instruments in recent years. Additionally, the low overhead and labor costs overseas means savings are passed on to the consumer. So when I had the opportunity to try the new saxophones from P. Mauriat I was filled more with a sense of curiosity than trepidation.

I had the pleasure of trying three of the company’s signature saxophones-the PMSS-207 professional model soprano, PMSA-67 Custom Class alto and PMST-66 Custom Class tenor-in a variety of settings, including subjecting them to the scrutiny of my university saxophone class. Generally, all horns met with good favor and performed very well in all situations.

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