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Vibrato – Polycarbonate Saxophones

Three years ago, I mentioned that a company was making an all plastic saxophone. Seems like they are actually getting them out now. And flooding YouTube with clips. Their website has 3 models of Altos listed, and a tenor. Only two of the alto links on the site work. And there are no prices or dealers mentioned.

It’s an interesting idea. Really depends on the pricing. I’d say from a teacher prospective, plastic isn’t as durable as metal. Metal rods and keys can get bent, and then bent back into position. A plastic key? I dunno…..snap off?

Most of the video links on their site are pretty crappy. Best one is below. He sounds good on the Vibrato saxophone.

Personally, I’m waiting on a carbon fiber saxophone……..