We will be introducing the new G-Series 85% Copper Body saxophones and the new G-Series Mouthpiece at NAMM in 2017. We will also show the current G-Series saxophones and any other new accessories we have in development.
Why is it harder to play soprano sax than my tenor?
Playing the soprano is very different than playing the alto or tenor. The tenor and alto tend to respond with a loose embouchure and many tenor players strive to keep the embouchure loose for a big sound.
Soprano needs a little firmer embouchure to play it well. Not tight so it does not respond but firm mostly for the upper register response.
Fro example when you first play the high notes just pushing the key does not mean the note will come in.. a slight adjustment to the embouchure is necessary.
Also the biggest mistake most players make when trying to play soprano is they do not push the mouthpiece far enough on the neck cork. If the mouthpiece is out a little too far then the bottom of the soprano and sometimes the high notes will not work.
Pushing the mouthpiece in helps on most saxophones for the response. Find what is called the “Sweet Spot” where everything works.
How much does Kenny practice? I have talked to Kenny about practicing and he spends at least 3 hours a day practicing now.
Kenny told me he missed an interview by phone once because he was practicing. Later when they finally did the interview the person interviewing Kenny said that was a good reason for missing the phone call.
Where are Kenny G saxophones made? The new G-Series saxophones are made by a Taiwan company we do not make any G-Series saxophones in mainland China.
After many years of looking at factories we have chosen a great factory in Taiwan to manufacture the Kenny G Line of saxophones.
We have some saxophones from the old E-series that are still new and play good. These saxophones are still available on this site under close outs they are sold as is and if there are any defects like small scratches and or show ware and tear we will put that on the page.
Thanks for thinking about Kenny G Saxophones and we hope you will find something that will make you happy.