There was a period when great saxophones were made by great craftsmen. Over time, with the rising costs of production and the development of new materials, traditional methods of making were forgotten. Despite the many significant design advances that have been made, much of the “magic” or “life” of the instrument has been lost… until now.
Empress saxophones are designed with the ergonomic and dimensional refinements that today’s players might expect, while upholding the time honored methods of making, including the hand hammering technique of body shaping. The result is a world class instrument unequaled in today’s market. With its liveliness, comfort, and versatility, the Empress quickly becomes a natural extension of the player.