(GS5-B) Gerald Albright Signature Straight Soprano

(GSC5-SB) Gerald Albright Signature Curved Soprano
Silver-Plated Body / Black-Nickel Bow and Bell
Black-Nickel Keys
Gerald Albright Signature Series Sopranos
The Gerald Albright Signature Pro Series saxophones take the Big Bell Stone Series to another level. In collaboration with Gerald Albright, we designed the elaborate hand-engraving that adorns each saxophone with a strikingly elegant look. The black Italian pads complete the look of these saxophones, and embody the soul of the master, Gerald Albright, himself.
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Two Necks
Each Gerald Albright Signature Series Soprano Saxophone comes with two necks. The Straight soprano comes with two silver-plated necks, one straight and one curved. The Curved soprano comes with one black nickel-plated and one silver-plated neck.

Semi-Precious Stones
The Stone Series® is adorned with semi-precious stones. These beautiful stones give the instrument a striking look, as well as changing the way the instrument resonates.
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Hand Engraving
Each Gerald Albright Signature Series Saxophone is hand engraved by artisans in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Hard Rubber Mouthpiece

Cannonball Mouthpieces are made of quality hard rubber and carefully crafted play easily and to create a clear, rich, beautiful tone. They are the choice of many professional saxophonists around the world.

Semi-Precious Picasso Jasper Stones

In addition to their striking beauty, the semi-precious stones adorning Cannonball saxophones are patented for the tonal characteristics they add to the saxophone.

Hand Engraved

Artisans in our Salt Lake City facility intricately hand-engrave the each Gerald Albright Signature Series saxophone. Gerald Albright is an avid golfer, so at his request we’ve hidden a pair of golf clubs in the striking engraving motif – see if you can find them!

High F# / High G

The High F# and G keys extend the saxophone’s range and makes high passages easier to play.

Two Hand Customized Necks

Each Big Bell Stone Series® Soprano comes with two hand-customized necks: one straight, and one curved on the straight soprano, two curved necks come with the curved soprano. Each neck is adjusted for superior projection, rich tone, and precise pitch. Our acoustical technicians meticulously adjust each neck to perform optimally on the specific saxophone.

Designed in Collaboration with Gerald Albright

The appearance and acoustic preferences were designed and fine tuned in collaboration with Gerald Albright

Italian Water-Resistant Leather Pads with Wool Felt

Our Italian water-resistant leather pads have been specifically chosen for long life, excellent sealing, and the superior feel they add to the key action. Gerald Albright Signature Series saxophones have feature upgraded black leather pads.

Convex Nickel-Plated Brass Resonators

Our pads have riveted nickel-plated brass resonators that are specifically chosen for optimum performance and sound.

Blued Steel Springs

Steel needle springs allow for the most precise, even key tension. The bluing process makes the steel resistant to rust and corrosion, which extend the life of the springs.

Upper and Lower Stack Adjustment Screws

Upper and lower stack adjustment screws allow for easier and more precise regulation and adjustment. Under each stack adjustment screw we use synthetic cork, which (unlike natural cork) resists compression over time, so the fine adjustments on your saxophone will last.

Power Forged Keys

Forged brass has much greater strength and uniformity than molded brass, so our keys resist bending and hold their adjustment exceptionally well over time.

Pivoting C# - Bb Table Mechanism (Straight Only)

On the straight soprano the “tilting spatula” rocking mechanism allows fast and fluid transitions between the low C-sharp and low B-flat keys.

Relief Springs on G# and Low C# Keys

Relief springs help lift open the G-sharp and C-sharp keys when they would otherwise “stick” and remain closed.

Detachable Bell and Bow (curved only)

The bell and bow can be removed from the curved soprano by a qualified repair technician in the event of serious damage. This allows repairs to be done quicker, easier, and more effectively.

Adjustable Metal Thumb Hook

Our sturdy brass thumb hook is adjustable so you can set it to the angle that best fits your own hands.

Stabilizing Brace for Left-Hand Spatula (Straight Only)

On the straight soprano the four left-hand table keys are susceptible to being knocked out of adjustment when their top post moves, so we have added an additional lateral brace to keep it in place, especially when the horn is hit or dropped.

Hand Acoustically Customized

The most important thing that sets Cannonball apart is the acoustical customizing that we do to every instrument. Specially trained and talented acoustical adjusters work on each saxophone, adjusting the bore, air flow, and more until they are satisfied that each horn has an open altissimo, rich lows, even timbre, full-bodied sound, and in-line overtones. When you pick up a Cannonball saxophone, we want you to enjoy it as much as our acoustical technicians do - we want you to say, "I can't put this horn down!"

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