Project: Pro Student Horn
Many young players can’t afford to own top professional instruments, which can cost thousands of dollars. Instead they end up buying inexpensive student horns that do not play well. It’s a shame some students, because of their economic situation, can’t play a good quality horn.
I am excited to sponsor Project: Pro Student Horn which offers great playing saxophones to qualifying students at a very low cost ($500-600 for altos and $750-800 for tenors). I have discovered vintage horns that play great but are overlooked. They have a great sound, solid mechanics, and good intonation. They are professional horns. I have recorded several of my albums – “The Creep,” “Chakra” and “Presidential Suite” – with these saxophones, and have been using them touring and recording with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.
These horns are repaired and ready to go. Although the horns have a variety of small scratches and dents, like most vintage horns, they are strictly cosmetic and do not affect the sound or playability.
I love these horns so much I am reluctant to let them go!
“PSH” horns are available to those who cannot afford to purchase expensive professional saxophones and would be forced otherwise to play cheap, poorly made instruments. They will also be available to very young students whose parents are understandably hesitant to make an expensive commitment.
Over 30 saxophones have found new homes because of this program!
I will not be making a profit on these horns.
For more information, please get in touch HERE
“We are so grateful for the kindness you have shown us! I know you are very busy; you made us all feel very special. Thank you for your commitment in sharing your passion, intensity, and joy in all that you do. It touched us very deeply!”
“They all play great. I can’t believe it, because I always thought Vitos were student horns! One of these reminds of a balanced action alto I played a few months ago!”
“Thank you for everything. You have changed Isaac’s life.”