This is Eastman Music's newest professional model tenor, the "52nd Street" model with rolled tone holes and no lacquer. It has a nice, hand engraved 52nd Street scene on the bell and is a great playing instrument.
This is their jazz tenor with better overall response and intonation than the comparable Mauriat tenor. The sound quality is also a bit warmer than the Mauriat and more focused as well.
The price is fantastic and it comes with a very nice case with built in back pack straps and a rain cover. All the usual accessories are also included with this great instrument.
This is the tenor that Bob Mintzer is now playing and endorising so if you haven't played one of these, do so now! You won't be disappointed!! Check out Bob playing the 52nd Street Tenor in this YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wh0zD2MWgEM
Other endorsers include Bennie Maupin (http://benniemaupinmusic.com), Steve Watts (http://www.dotseroband.com), Gary Bias (https://www.facebook.com/thunderbop/) and Kirk Tracy (http://www.eastmanwinds.com/kirk_tracy).
We will include the Sax Alley $350 "New Horn Set Up" and Free Shipping with this tenor. (This model can be purchased without a High F# key, but it is a Special Order and harder to get.)
The new Phil-Tone "Mosaic" metal tenor mouthpiece works particularly well with this tenor. If you would like one added to your order click on the "Mouthpiece Option" button on the order form.