When the player presses a key, a pad either covers a hole or lifts off a hole, lowering or raising the pitch, respectively.
The saxophone family was invented by the Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Sax in 1840.
In a Jazz context, Tony has worked with the bands of John Dankworth, Stan Tracy, Tubby Hayes, and the legendary "greatest jazz orchestra in the world" – the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band.
Today he is leader of the Bert Kaempfert Orchestra and lead trumpet of the regular orchestra in the weekly 'Parkinson' show on TV.
Like the clarinet, saxophones have holes in the instrument which the player closes using a system of key mechanisms.Deduct for needed repairs and/or restoration to original condition.Relacquers are generally worth 25% less than 100% originals.I have based my research on actual selling prices by recognized dealers.I did not consider auction sales (such as E-Bay); private sales between individuals who are not regular dealers; pawn shop or other irregular sources, or any anecdotal stories.