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This injection-molded Xaphoon called "The Pocket Sax" was created in the year 2000.
Tuned : C
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The Xaphoon Pocket Sax is an affordable, injection-molded version of the handmade Xaphoon Bamboo Sax. It was created in the year 2000 to help satisfy the growing worldwide demand for this tiny yet rich-sounding little instrument. The story below documents the instrument's birth, where I discovered first-hand just how difficult it is to make even the simplest of precision parts.
Ideal for classrooms or students on a budget, this instrument (available in the key of "C," and in many colors) sounds identical to the original bamboo instruments, retaining all of their richness and versatility.
Admittedly, the Xaphoon is not for everyone. They have the same learning curve as a saxophone, the mouthpiece is large and round (rounder than a clarinet or sax mouthpiece), the fingering is different from anything you already know, and some may even be priced out of your league.
But if you're an independent thinker who can appreciate a truly unique and original instrument, the Xaphoon will become one of your most treasured belongings!
The Xaphoon Pocket Sax has a two-octave range, is pitched in "C", and retains all the richness and versatility of the original handmade Bamboo Xaphoons.
DELIVERY TIME: Around 10 days.