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LX

Soprano - Alto - Tenor - Baritone

A legend reborn

An Introduction

The Hanson LX Saxophone is our tribute to the famous Selmer Mark VI. The LX is a true ‘players’ sax, it’s going to cost approximately half the going rate of a Mark VI, but tested along side one it will play and feel just as good if not better.

Available As

Alto
Tenor
Soprano
Baritone

Price Range

Starting at £2,200

Overview

 

The Hanson LX Saxophone has earned a reputation over the years as being an unbelievable ‘players Sax’, one that can easily stand up to being gigged hard and played regularly. We put this down to our blend of innovative and advanced production methods with classically inspired design. The recipe for our Hanson LX is to strip a 1954 Selmer Mark VI, strip it down to every single component part, invest in world leading analytical technology to inspect every component, and then build our own version using 21s century engineering and techniques. A legend reborn.

See it in action with Kim Nishikawara here.

Price list

 

Alto – from £2,200

Tenor – from £2,400

Soprano – from £2,660

Baritone – from £5,100

 

Finishes


Deep Gold Lacquer

Hand Rubbed Raw Brass

Hand Rubbed Raw Brass Body and Deep Gold Lacquered Keys

Black Body and Silver Plated Keys

 

Features

 

Classic Design, Modern Engineering

The recipe for our Hanson LX is to strip a 1954 Selmer Mark VI, strip it down to every single component part, invest in world leading analytical technology to inspect every component, and then build our own version using 21s century engineering and techniques. The result is a legend reborn.

 

Fully Annealed Body, Bell and Neck

The fully annealed body, bell and neck allows for a more resonant sound with greater projection. 

 

Premium Italian Pads

Our premium Italian pads are set to perfection using traditional shellac, ensuring there is a crisp ‘pop’ right down the sax and the lower notes are allowed to sing out.

 

self-adjusting spring-loaded screws and bearings

We’ve now made the self-adjusting spring-loaded screws and bearings from our LX model as standard on all our Saxophones. You’ll feel this difference in the rapid key action and you’ll love the reduced maintenance.

 

Stronger by Design

Our Saxophones are designed using new and cutting edge techniques and technologies that you will struggle to find in any other workshop in the world. All this makes our Saxophones some of the strongest and well made instruments on the market.

 

Genuine Mother of Pearl Touch Pieces

Genuine Mother of Pearl touch pieces feel amazing under the fingers and add that extra touch of enjoyment to the playing experience.

 

Beautiful Hand Engraving

We like to be sure that anyone playing our Saxophone will be happy to show it off, that’s why we go the extra mile with beautiful hand engraving on every Hanson Saxophone.

 

Adjustable thumb hook

All our Saxophones feature a fully adjustable thumb hook, which ensures optimum hand position and ultimate comfort while playing.

 

The Famous Hanson Warranty

As standard with all our Hanson Saxophones, you will get 5 years warranty and 5 years free annual servicing – for FREE!

 

Money Back Guarantee on upgrades

Buying a Saxophone can feel like a big investment, especially if you think you may want to upgrade in a few years time. That’s why we offer a money back guarantee on part exchanges of Hanson Saxophones whenever you upgrade to another model of Hanson Saxophone. This keeps your investment safe as you will not be losing any money when it comes time to upgrade.

Specifications

 

body material: Yellow Japanese Brass

bell material: Yellow Japanese Brass

neck material: Yellow Japanese Brass

Pads: high quality italian pads

Weight: Soprano – 1,300g / Alto – 2,270g / Tenor – 3,150g

Touchpieces: Genuine Mother of Pearl

mouthpiece: Hanson 4C

Case: High Quality Shaped Case (Baritone includes a hiscox case)

other accessories: ligature, cap, reeds and neck strap

High F# Key: no high F# as standard, but can be fitted

Manufacture

 

First comes the body tube and the bell

 

 

Then we pull the toneholes

 

 

Next, we attach the posts to the body of the Saxophone and join the bell and body tube together

 

 

Then we begin to add the keywork to the Saxophone

 

 

With a few final touches, set-ups and and some finishing – we have a Saxophone!

 

 

 

Come and See us

Visitors are welcome to our workshop and showroom but please do help us to help you by making an appointment.

Make an appointment online or by telephone. 

Monday - Closed to the public
Tuesday - Friday  09:00-17:30
Saturday - 10:00-16:00
Sunday - Time for Practise - a few bars may need checking out! 

Got a question?

Contact

Phone

01484 848060

Address

Hanson Musical Instruments
Marsden
West Yorkshire
HD7 6AB