Launched in January 2011 the Trevor James 'SR' tenor has been developed in close cooperation with sax players around the World such as Andy Sheppard and Tony Rico Richardson amongst the many.
Using the hand built professional Signature Custom models as the template, the 'SR' tenor has taken on many of the mechanism and crook features that were previously only available to professional players. The results are very free blowing tenor saxophones with rich tonal characteristics.
"Positively creamy. It's not without sparkle though, but it's a gentle sparkle _ not so much like the fizz you'd get from Champagne, rather it's the more subtle bubbles you'd find in a glass of freshly_poured Guinness. And Guinness is a good analogy, it captures this horn's inherent laid_back smokiness. You can pep up the fizz by putting a bright mouthpiece on this horn, and it will sing for you, but you'd be missing out on its forte _ it's got mainstream jazzer written all over it...."
Stephen Howard..Author of the Haynes Saxophone Manual
Professionally designed crook modifications producing a wide and open sound
Strengthened crook receiver
Larger body bore for excellent projection
Redesigned rounded keywork with dished table keys for a faster, smoother playing action
Professionally designed key tail assemblies for additional venting stability
Traditional real Mother of Pearl touch pieces
Top quality leather pads
Metal pad reflectors which give a dynamic & full bodied tone with crisp attack
Blue needle springs
Additional adjusting screws for finer playing adjustments
Designed and set-up in our pro-sax workshop in Lenham, Kent
Top quality Impact case
BG neck strap.
Good quality Mouthpiece
BG flex ligature