Eastman have raised the bar with the introduction of the Rue St Georges tenor saxophone. Contrasting somewhat with the fat, powerful American sound of the 52nd street models. The Rue St Georges offers a more refined and focussed sound, while bringing in some of the most ground-breaking innovations the saxophone has seen in decades.
Eastman have enlisted David Schipani, head key designer of WMS Haynes flutes, to apply some technical innovations from their flutes to this new saxophone. Together they completely redesigned the placement and shape of the keys. They also added the Heavy Silver Plated Key touches from Haynes flutes, creating a new aesthetic and responsive feel.
The David Schipani mechanism and keywork design revolutionize the way a saxophone feels and plays. Quick and light action leads to precise and elegant playing.
The Rue St Georges tenor sax comes equipped with two different necks, each one presenting a different tone and a response. The R neck has a slightly more open taper, whereas the S neck is a little more focussed.
• Material: Brass
• Finish: Clear Lacquer
• Key Touches: Nickel Silver
• Neck: 2 x Eastman necks, ‘R’ and ‘S’
• Engraving: Fully engraved
• Case: Padded Rectangular style case, backpacks.
• Mouthpiece: Manufactures Own