The XS90R, the flagship model of the Julius Keilwerth brand, allows the saxophonist to shape his individual sound, creating his own style and thus expressing a whole range of emotions through the music.
With innovative body and elbow designs and a unique rolled tone hole construction, this model is reminiscent of the great saxophones of the 1940s, but with modern manufacturing and ergonomics of excellent precision and quality. The "bell effect" caused by these brass rings welded to the chimneys is the main feature of this SX90R series.
Keilwerth SX 90R also offers the possibility of adjusting the position of the palm keys on the left hand side, allowing the interpreter to maximize his comfort and precision by adjusting the keys to his hands.
The great influence of artists such as Dave Liebman, James Moody, Nick Brignola, Ernie Watts or Kirk Whalum among many others, has made the world aware of the consistency of Keilwerth's sound, which has always been very close to jazz musicians, being constantly involved in the research and development of the brand to offer a complete range of instruments, from soprano to bass.
The "lacquered" version of the SX90R offers a rich and solid sound, allowing the musician to move in different styles, from classical to jazz. Enjoy the versatility of this model, which is characterised by the easy response and traditional sound that a golden wash can always offer. Engraved on the bell and keys also lacquered.
The "Black Nickel" model is characterised by a black nickel bath in the body, which is completed with gold lacquered keys and meticulous bell engraving, to offer a genuine aesthetic and characteristic sound, impossible to match by any other saxophone. The sound is warm and expressive, with great resonance. An essential instrument for those who love smooth jazz, rock, R&B...
The "Vintage" SX 90R saxophones have a unique finish, thanks to the method that creates an individual and natural appearance through a unique treatment process: the brass is oxidized to give that patina a shine and to highlight its character and natural beauty. After the engraving process, a fine transparent lacquer is applied to seal the entire instrument and protect the finish. The result is a warm and mature tone with the resonance of a classic instrument without lacquer and the power of a modern construction. The keys are made of brushed nickel.
The SX90R "Shadow" pushes the limits of design and performance. The body is made entirely of nickel-silver, which produces a very fast response and a great resonance in the sound. The interior of the bell and keys are silver plated. From the intimate club to the stadium full of thousands of fans, this instrument will be a fantastic working tool for the musician, in favour of his expression and musicality.
Following videos show testings of diferent Julius Keilwerth tenor saxophones models. Also, check Ernie Watts masterclass out a couple of years ago in Sax On!