The SC9930 features the same pitch stability, tonal quality and mechanical sophistication as the SC991 but the sterling silver neck and body provide an extra shimmer on the high end. Keeping brass on the bow and bell help prevent the horn from being as bright a solid sterling silver horn, but still gives some of the desired characteristics of sterling silver. This soprano is a beautifully designed and finely crafted saxophone. Its increased neck angle gives it richer tone and makes it more capable of aggressive playing. The bell keys have been moved to the right side of the bell and the left hand pinky mechanism has been improved to a modern style cluster like current altos. A great instrument with top tuning, ease of play and bullet proof manufacturing.
Octave system - Both ends of the octave key axis rotate in a receptacle that is coated to ensure a smooth operation every time. Rocking table mechanism - The C# and Bb keys have a rocking table mechanism that allows for optimal speed and fludity. Double connected table key - Not only are the C# and Bb keys connected with the oscillating table mechanism, the the C# and B have also adopted this same motion. "Indented" white shell keys provide comfort for the player. Both thumb rests are metal and the right hand thumb hook is adjustable. The pivot screws are pointed to allow an accurate center and precise action. The pads are air-tight and waterproof to extend their life. The resonators are metal to give clarity of sound. Blue steel springs provide a quick response and greater durability than stainless steel. The bell and body are connected with a tri-point balanced brace. Hand made in Japan. Hand Engraved. Sterling silver neck and body, lacquered brass bow and bell. Adjustable front F key. High F# key. Comes with woodshell case with quality ebonite mouthpiece.