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MACSAX® EMPYREAL™ Alto Saxophone

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17.00 LBS
Calculated at checkout

 Product Description

The MACSAX® EMPYREAL boasts the warm vintage sound not found in an alto saxophone since the days of the Selmer Mark VI . This horn is also a viable alternative to the expense and maintenance required to own and play a Mark VI . Designed with the professional player in mind, the EMPYREAL surpasses expectations for meeting the vintage standard with its superior feel, resonance, and ultimate sound.

A bold list of features include: proprietary metallurgy, increased bore neck, Pisoni-pro pads with domed resonators, Mark VI style right hand pinky keys and round alternate side F#, inlaid mother of pearl left hand thumb rest, brass end cap, and a custom pro case.

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Chris Kelsey at JazzTimes reviews the MACSAX® EMPRYEAL


  • S-Brass, Proprietary metallurgy blended brass: to produce resonate warm vintage sound
  • L. Pisoni-PRO-105 series pads with domed resonators
  • Adjustable front F key for maximum playing comfort
  • Power-Bell: Hand crafted and hand hammered bell with new tone ring
  • Detachable Bell and Bow
  • Tri-point balanced bell brace for ultimate stability
  • Power forged keys
  • Low C# relief springs
  • Single column ribbed construction
  • MACSAX® V-10 customized neck
  • Brass thumb rests
  • Mother of Pearl inlay left hand thumb rest and keys
  • Adjustable right hand brass thumb rest
  • Redesigned right hand pinky keys and side F# key
  • Italian Pisoni blue steel springs
  • Elegant and tasteful custom hand engraved bell
  • Pro clam-shell case (only available for EMPYREAL)
  • Includes MACSAX® D-Jazz 6 mouthpiece, cap, and ligature
  • Finishes - Stock:
    • Treated Bare Brass
    • Honey Gold Lacquer
    • Vintage Gold Lacquer
  • Finishes - SPECIAL ORDER:
    • Vintage Bare, matte gold lacquer keys
    • Black Nickel Plated
    • Antique Silver with Roo Pads

View the complete listing of available MACSAX® Finishes

March 14, 2012 - Steve Wilkerson now playing MACSAX Saxophones

Steve Wilkerson now playing MAC 8 Tenor and Empyreal Alto

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 Product Reviews

  1. Has made a difference in my playing!

    Posted by Rick Keller on 16th May 2013

    I have been playing the MacSax Empyreal alto for the last 2 months on gigs as lead alto in Los Angeles as well as with Frankie Valli on tour and I have been completely satisfied and surprised at how well the horns tunes,responds in all registers, vibrates, resonates and plays altissimo exceptionally well. Looking forward to making some vids with it! This is the horn of the future and together with the FJIII I play it is a sheer joy. My playing has improved as I do not have to worry about the gear! Rick Keller

  2. Fantastic Horn - Better than any other sax I have played in over 25 years!!

    Posted by Michael J Smith on 8th Jul 2012

    The MacSax Enpyreal is simple the best horn available since the Selmer Mark VI. I have been playing saxophones for over 25 years and I like to try them all. I had Selmer's, Yangisawa's, Keilwerth's, Yamaha's, etc. The Empyreal alto sounds better and has better action than anything I have tried including my Selmer Mark VI. At a recent gig, people were constantly asking "What kind of sax is that?" When I told them what it is and the price they were amazed. Any serious saxophonist should try a MacSax and be prepared to be blown away. They are that good.

  3. One Great Saxophone!

    Posted by Antonio Stanfield on 5th Jan 2012

    The MACSAX Empyreal alto saxophone is the best sax I have ever played! I have over eleven years of experience; playing musical genres that range from classical, symphonic, gospel, jazz, and r&b. I'm currently in the process of looking for a professional saxophone. While at Sam Ash music store in Atlanta, I was allowed to "demo" the MACSAX Empyreal. From the first note I played, I knew Empyreal was a great quality saxophone. The immediacy of the tone proceeding from the bell of the horn was delightfully astounding. The Empyreal offers great flexibility, rich tone, and ease when quickly transitioning from the low to altissimo registers. As I continued to play, I knew my search had ended. I have definitely found the perfect horn for me as I continue to cultivate and shape my individual playing style.

  4. Great horn

    Posted by Unknown on 4th Dec 2011

    Great tone quality, all notes come out in tune and very easily. By far the best horn I own.

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