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Handmade in Germany using old world craftsman styles, the Keilwerth SX90R is one of the most impressive performing professional saxophones on the market today! The SX90R uses the most unique bore which produces a sound with more tonal presence than many tenor saxophones produce! Featuring advanced key mechanisms like the G# lifter and adjustable palm keys, the SX90R is set apart.
The Keilwerth “Shadow”
The Shadow Tenor is an SX90R design with the major change of the material used in the tube (neck, body, bow & bell) construction. Instead of brass, the Shadow Tenor is made from solid nickel-silver. Nickel-silver is an alloy comprised of 60% copper, 20% nickel & 20% zinc (regular brass is 70% copper and 30% zinc). The name “nickel-silver” is due to the metal’s appearance being lighter in color than nickel but not quite as light as silver.
The nickel-silver used on this design gives the horn a little brighter sound but also provides a more vibrant response. Many people find this horn to be more flexible for jazz, rock & pop style playing. The Shadow Tenor has the tubing plated with black nickel and deluxe hand engraved. The keys are silver plated and equipped with black pearls and black pads