Mendini by Cecilio MSS-L+92D Gold Lacquer Straight B Flat Soprano Saxophone with Tuner, Case, Mouthpiece, 10 Reeds and More Reviews

Mendini by Cecilio MSS-L+92D Gold Lacquer Straight B Flat Soprano Saxophone with Tuner, Case, Mouthpiece, 10 Reeds and More

  • Gold lacquered body and keys Bb with high F# key straight soprano sax
  • Large bore, ribbed construction, quality leather pads with metal tone boosters, contoured keys with faux mother of pearl inlays
  • Includes: Pro-deluxe durable hard-shell case, mouthpiece, neck strap, a box of 10 reeds (Size 2.5"), cleaning cloth & rod, and a pair of gloves
  • Bonus: Cecilio 92-D chromatic/string tuner with metronome
  • 1 Year Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
Teacher approved, Mendini saxophones are the perfect instruments for the student musicians and a great addition to any level players. The large bore makes it easy for young players to get a great, full bodied sound and the fast action keys allow for easy playability for all players. The tone is deep and rich with even intonation throughout the full range. Each instrument is assembled with over 300 hand crafted parts that are all made exclusively by Cecilio. There are no off the shelf parts. Every saxophone is play tested at Cecilio's factory and re-tested at their Los Angeles distribution center to ensure that their high quality standards are met. This is why thousands of instructors have approved these saxophones. Package includes: a plush

List Price: $ 289.99 Price: $ 289.99

3 thoughts on “Mendini by Cecilio MSS-L+92D Gold Lacquer Straight B Flat Soprano Saxophone with Tuner, Case, Mouthpiece, 10 Reeds and More Reviews

  1. Bluwden
    21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Mendini by Cecilio MSS-L+92 Straight Soprano Saxophone, May 8, 2012
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    After bying this on Amazon, I reviewed the feed back and was surprised of what I read. I have been playing sax now for about five years. I play the Yahmaha Alto intermediate and wanted to try the soprano. I was very surprised to receive it within seven days, being that I am overseas! Wow,that is fast! After unpacking the instruments and inspecting it, workmanship very good. The only thing that I suggest is, spend a little money on a good mouthpiease. Tuning took no time at all! Great tone, no key clatter what so ever. Mendini by Cecilio MSS-L+92D Gold Lacquer Straight B Flat Soprano Saxophone with Tuner, Case, Mouthpiece, 10 Reeds and More
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  2. DAVID W MOORE
    26 of 30 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Better off with a $3 recorder, July 14, 2013
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    This is a terrible instrument. I have been playing sax for 30+ years. Haven’t owned a straightline soprano before and thought it would be nice to add an entry level one to my collection. At this price point, I didn’t expect anything stellar of course, but hoped to have something at least playable. This saxophone does not fit that bill – won’t produce anything resembling music.

    I received two of these… First opted for the nickel one. Looked cool so I wanted to check it out. It took about 15 seconds to determine something wasn’t right. Started with a “C” scale. F was nearly 1/2 step low. That’s weird. Kept going. Reached A – same thing. B – off by about a quarter step low. C – Ummm… came out as C#. Obviously something wasn’t right. Perhaps I had to warm it up some more. Chromatic scale – terrible. Ran through my other scales… Bad. I examined the springs and pads but they looked OK. There was one pad that wasn’t aligning quite right but after a few minor adjustments I got that squared away but it didn’t make a difference. After messing with it for nearly 2 hours, having 2 pearl keys fall off and finding another alignment issue I decided it wasn’t worth it. Sent it back.

    There had been some positive reviews on here on Amazon though so perhaps I’d received a dud. After I had my refund in hand I ordered the gold lacquer one. Perhaps that had something to do with it. Nope – same result with this one. One thing I had not tried with the previous one was a different mouth piece. I have a curved soprano saxophone as well so grabbed that mouthpiece to give it a shot on this instrument. Still no luck. Looked it over and saw a couple of loose screws and misaligned pads. Messed with it for about 10 more minutes then wrote the thing off. I couldn’t get the 2 hours of my life back from messing with the previous one and wasn’t going to throw another couple down the drain with this one.

    I’m not sure if they have a different run of these that others reviewed or what, but I see NO redeeming value for this product. I would NOT recommend this saxophone for anyone. If you are a parent looking for a cheap soprano to get your student started or branched off alto or tenor – look elsewhere. I’d probably buy the package for $10 – for the tuner.

    The Bad:
    The notes
    Neckstrap
    Pad alignment
    Spring issues
    Loose screws

    The Good:
    Weight is pretty good. I think they have put decent amount of metal in the horn.
    You get a tuner – you’ll have to use it on every note over and over again, but you get a tuner!
    Nice cleaner for the body of the sax when you put it away

    The Average:
    Sounds mostly like a soprano sax from an timbre perspective.
    Decent case – easy to carry and hook up a shoulder strap. Not sure on durability.

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  3. Michelle Flores
    9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
    2.0 out of 5 stars
    It’s better not to buy instruments online, March 29, 2013
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    The reeds for this saxophone were very cheap and unreal. The saxophone itself look amazing but didnt play as well as it works, the keys stick all the time so now I cannot play g natural. In terms of looks, this saxophone has it all! But playing wise, is in low significance.
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