The craftsmanship that goes into a P.Mauriat saxophone is second to none. Our French brass, used in combination with other metals is super resonant because of the extensive hand hammering process it undergoes in our factory. A single saxophone body will be hammered as many as 400 times before it moves on to some one else's expert hands for the final shaping. Each tone hole is drawn from the saxophone one by one to ensure the precision and consistency required for excellent response and intonation. Our lacquer is applied in three stages to the vintage saxophones to achieve a timeless look that will last through the years. Finally, the hand engraving is masterfully accomplished with nothing other than a simple hand held tool and years of experience. The embodiment of aesthetic beauty and technical precision, P.Mauriat Saxophones have arrived.
P.Mauriat Saxophones are different from all the others because they are hand made from start to finish. Every process that the saxophone is put through, from shaping to lacquering to engraving, is carried out by a living, breathing person. Vibrant life is what sets our saxophones apart; P.Mauriat stands tall and full of color.
The SYSTEM 76 is Vintage Personified. We've expanded the bore and bell of this horn to produce a bigger sound with a core that is full of rich overtones. The vintage dark lacquer* seals the deal, capturing a timeless character while complimenting the centered, focused sound. For 2008 we have modified the right hand C and Eb keys. The result is an extremely ergonomic fit with the hand, and more over the pinky finger.