Adolph Sax invented saxophones that were only straight. Years later, they were 're-shaped' for ease of playing. This Straight Alto sax is the finest modern version of what Adolph designed over 100 years ago. Solid Stainless Steel rods guarantee fast/ secure key pad closure. Double key arms enhance the smooth action of all keys and tables. This is a new beginning for players who want their own identity in sound, performance and recognition.