SANTTONIO´s neck for tenor saxophone
Santtonio, in its persistent commitment to design and manufacture equipment for the professional saxophonist, launches its latest creation: "the Santtonio neck".
The neck, that part that could pass so unnoticed between the mouthpiece and the body of the saxophone, is of vital importance in the sound of the instrument, we could call it the "heart of the timbre".
Why do vintage saxophones not sound like today's saxophones? This question is constantly asked by many amateur and professional musicians and has always motivated the research of the Santtonio tenor saxophone neck. Thanks to the analysis of the necks that we like the most (geometry, angle, timbre...) that history has left us in different brands and periods, we have kept the strong points of each of them to converge in the new Santtonio neck.
The main advantage over vintage necks has been to improve their response, to obtain a greater projection and depth of tone, without losing intonation or control of the instrument. Rescuing the purest vintage sound and grafting it to a modern saxophone while enjoying all its ergonomic advantages is priceless!
...a neck with a uniform and consistent tone color throughout the entire register of the instrument, while retaining, or perhaps even improving, the resonance, color and flexibility of the legendary Selmer Super Balanced Action and the early Mark VI.
Who ever imagined one day being able to have a Selmer Mark VI or SBA sound in any saxophone made today? We have tenons to adapt and make the fitting to most current manufacturers: Selmer, Yanagisawa, Cannonball, Eastman, Selmer vintage, and many others; do not hesitate to contact us!
It comes in 3 options: two materials with different finishes:
*unlacquered brass: more aggressive and nervous.
*brushed gold plated brass: round with a strong tonal center.
*unlacquered bronze: powerful, timbral, with a lot of personality.
Let you be delighted by Seamus Blake, Ben Solomon, Xose Miguelez, Enrique Oliver playing on Santtonio neck!