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Allora Paris Series Professional Alto Saxophone  

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Overview

  • Available in a number of finishes
  • Range to High F#
  • Pisoni Pro Pads
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    $2,799.00 - $2,999.00
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      Precise intonation, quick response, and a big sound are just a few of the great features you will find in the Allora Paris Series Saxophones. The attention to detail, from the hand-engraving to the key adjustment is usually reserved for instruments that are much more expensive. You truly cannot go wrong with this alto saxophone.

      Featuring ribbed construction, a red brass body, Pisoni Pro pads, hand engraving, and a choice of finishes, the Paris Series Alto Saxophone is as fun to play as it is good looking. Every Allora instrument undergoes a shop key adjustment usually reserved for instruments that are much more expensive. You truly cannot go wrong with this fine alto.

      Features

      • Available in a number of finishes
      • Range to High F#
      • Pisoni Pro Pads
      • Extensive Hand Engraving
       
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      AlloraParis Series Professional Alto Saxophone
       
      4.4

      (based on 5 reviews)

      Ratings Distribution

      • 5 Stars

         

        (4)

      • 4 Stars

         

        (0)

      • 3 Stars

         

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      • 2 Stars

         

        (1)

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      80%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Consistent (4)
      • Easy to play (4)
      • Good audio (4)
      • Warm tone (4)
      • Quality craftsmanship (3)

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • School bands (5)
        • Accompaniment (4)
        • Jazz clubs (3)
        • Small venues (3)
        • Soundtracks (3)
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        5.0

        A Valuable Step Up

        By HappySaxParents

        from Vermont, USA

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Play
        • Rich Sound
        • Warm Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Jazz Clubs
          • School Bands

          Comments about Allora Paris Series Professional Alto Saxophone:

          We were looking for a "step up" mid to high level instrument for our high school musician without going broke. This instrument fits the bill. He was playing a Vito now this Allora Paris Series and he says he will not go back. He plays in a local jazz band, orchestra and band. Our local music shop said it appears to be a good value given the action and the adjustments that are allowed by design. The engraving is pretty.

          The bottom of the bell has a very nice stong re-enforcement to prevent dents.

          As a side note. We purchased this item as a used AS IS item with a condition code of 4. This means it needed professional work before it could be played. Upon receipt we noticed the octave key was malfunctioning, due to improper assembly or re-assembly...not sure, that was easily fixed. The only other issue was one of the retainer brackets for the key covers/guards broke loose from the body of the sax. This appears to be more a quality issue from the manufacturer as the alignment of the cover to the bracket was not perfect. However easily repaired. The key movement limiters and/or protection corks could be attached better.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excelent superior quality

          By carlos_as_77

          from México City

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Play
          • Quality Craftsmanship
          • Rich Sound
          • Warm Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Jazz Clubs
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues
            • Soundtracks
            • Symphonies

            Comments about Allora Paris Series Professional Alto Saxophone:

            Easy to play, excelent quality, smooth and powerful sound at the time, excelent control, the keys have a well location with short carrer.

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very nice horn

            By Joe

            from Texas

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Play
            • Quality Craftsmanship
            • Rich Sound
            • Solid Feel
            • Warm Tone

            Cons

            • Low Bb Key A Slight Reach

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Jazz Clubs
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues
            • Soundtracks

            Comments about Allora Paris Series Professional Alto Saxophone:

            I have owned Yamaha, Yanigasawa, Armstrong, and Cannonball saxophones. I have played others including P. Maurait, Selmer, and others.

            This is a very nice horn, especially in this price range. The overall build quality seems very solid. The action is as fast as what my 901 was. It is slightly heavier than the horns I owned and have played (except for the cannonball.) The intonation is spot on, the tone is a little brighter than I like, but still has some warmer undertones due the heavier metal.

            It does need a lot of air and will respond nicely when she gets what she needs. I am using an Otto Link 6* with a Rovner type III lig, I think a more open facing like a Link 8 would even make it sing even more.

            Overall I am quite pleased with the horn, and the only thing I could gripe about is the low Bb key could be a stretch for smaller handed players.

            (A note about the guy who had intonation problems, todays horns, even less expensive horns, are built well enough to stay in tune throughout the horn. It is usually an embouchure issue that causes intonation problems. Get a chromatic tuner app and buzz your mouthpiece until you get the required pitch for your horn.)

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            (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            LOVIN' IT!!! Plays Great! Beautiful!

            By Honked-A-Few-Horns

            from In the South

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Easy To Play
            • Free Blowing
            • Great Intonation
            • Great Key-work
            • Quality Craftsmanship
            • Rich Sound
            • Warm Tone

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Full Spectrum
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues
            • Soundtracks
            • Symphonies

            Comments about Allora Paris Series Professional Alto Saxophone:

            With 20+ years experience playing saxophones and having a few in my possession (including a Selmer Paris Tenor) I highly recommend the Allora Paris Alto!! One thing that's important to me is "intonation"... I like for my instrument to be IN TUNE! I am very happy with my new Allora Paris alto with lacquer finish! I opened it "still wrapped in paper" new...using the mouthpiece that came with it I gave it a trying out, and I AM LOVING IT! The intonation sounded so good, the free blowing and quick key-work response is great! Beautiful!!!

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            (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            student model at best

            By cactuscam

            from Florida

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • School Bands

                Comments about Allora Paris Series Professional Alto Saxophone:

                I have been playing for 40 years and decided to upgrade my old horn. For the money, I took a chance on this "pro" model. The horn came well packed by Musicians Friend and I can't complain about the looks of the horn or case, but the minute I played it, I was disappointed. The octave key is badly situated so you can't roll your thumb up and down. After warming up and playing for a good amount of time, there was no getting the horn in tune with itself from one octave to the next. While it has a nice tone overall, I would not rate this as a professional horn. Musicians Friend graciously took the item back for return so I can look for another replacement. I've been using a Yamaha for the last 15 years - there is no comparison.

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