Meridian Winds has been made the first USA distributor for Vibrato Saxophones. These instruments were engineered to be maintenance free and upon testing these out, we believe that to be the case up to a playing point. The pads are free floating silicone, there are no corks or felts and the springs are stainless coils and very ingeniously designed. The Vibrato Saxophones you will see being played on YouTube, as well as the one here that noted jazz saxophonist Gary Clavette is playing in the video below, are almost completely Polycarbonate. We are also stocking the “Limited Edition” version of this instrument in which many of the moving parts are made from aircraft aluminum.
Many color combinations are available in the basic version
Limited Edition version is called “Champagne” and resembles more what you think of in your minds eye as a saxophone
See the VibratoSax being played below:
***Please Note: When playing this saxophone for the first time, the player may notice that it requires slightly more finger pressure than when playing a real saxophone with leather pads due to the self-sealing pads. There is a slight learning curve and the player must play this saxophone with purpose.***