A luxurious looking frosted gold tenor sax with a Big Voice.
A single finished saxophone, the Trevor James 88 was launched in 2013 to celebrate 25 years of saxophone design. This is a very big sounding sax and one for those players who really wat to be heard!
1988 saw the initial ideas of a saxophone from Trevor James, following great popularity from their flutes. Their aim was to produce an instrument that was free blowing, had plenty of character and a well designed instrument constructed to great standards. This horn is a 25 year anniversary of the original, which keeps much of the same design and adds some visual and performance "twists".
Although this instrument is an anniversary model, the '88 saxophone still contains features that are innovative. A new 4 point brace system has been made to give optimum strength and rigidity to vulnerable areas of the saxophone. The crook on the TJ sax has been rifled to produce a better airflow through the instrument. This in turn produces a bigger and bolder sound than the standard saxophone. To celebrate UK manufacture, the Union Jack has been added to the octave key.
The '88 saxophone has been finished in a champagne frosted finish which is made in a different manner to most lacquer finishes. The finish is a water based coat which once baked hardens to create a frosted finish.
Frosted gold frost finish - The finish is a new water based coating which when baked becomes very hard.
Pads - High quality Italian pads with reflectors
Brace - A new 88 three point bell / body brace design.
Gun rifled crook - The inside of the crook tenon has gun rifling to enhance the air flow and tonal dynamics. This is a big sounding horn!
Octave key crook badge - Proudly sporting the Union Jack flag overlaid with TJ logo.
Touchpieces - Smokey grey pearls.
Case - A high quality shaped case with shoulder straps.