Brand Name: Kenny G
Product: 85% Copper Straight 1-piece Soprano Saxophone
Model No.: KGSSCL-GVI
Material: 85% Copper Main Body and with Brass Keys
Finish: Champagne Lacquer
Engraving: Hand Engraved Neck and Brace
Case: Wood Case with Back Pack and Shoulder Strap
The KGSSCL-GVI Soprano saxophone is our top of the line B-flat straight soprano saxophone.
The KGSSCL-GVI soprano features, a very unique design, with left hand little finger keys styled after the Selmer MVI and modern palm key design.
Concept and designed by Rheuben Allen
The main body is made from 85% copper for a great tone color and the keys are made from brass for strength.
1-piece construction for great response
Rheuben Allen high F# and trill F# key design
Rheuben Allen designed Front F key (Harmonic Key)
Beautiful Champagne Lacquer
Full body and key hand engraving
Wood case for easy carrying
Kenny G Power Chamber Mouthpiece made in the US ($295.00)
Mouthpiece Cap and Ligature
Comparing the ES Series Kenny G Soprano Saxophone to the GIV & GVI soprano saxophones:
I am asked this question a lot… and will explain the main differences in the sopranos,
I designed the GIV & GVI sopranos using the left-hand little finger keys patterned after the Mark VI soprano saxophone. Kenny likes this style of key design…..
I used modern key designs for the Palm keys so it would be easier to go between the soprano and other saxophones.
I extended the range of the GIV & GVI to High G… there are 2 keys in the location for the High
F-Sharp and G…
The GIV has a brass body and keys with a silver-plated body and lacquered keys. Range: Low B-flat to High G
The GVI has as 85% coper body with brass keys and a champagne lacquer finish. Range: Low B-flat to High G
The ES-Series is a completely different soprano…. Range: Low B-flat to High F-Sharp
I designed it will all modern keys.. the left-hand little finger keys are the same design as Selmer and most modern saxophones. This makes it much easier to switch between saxophones.
I shortened the length of the soprano and reduced the range to High F-Sharp for more durability and consistent quick response
The ES has a brass body and keys with a silver-plated body and lacquered keys
I personal like this soprano for all around playing and going between all the saxophones….
Managing Partner of A&K Global Enterprise, Inc. AKA: Kenny G Saxophones
Designer of the Kenny G line of saxophones
***Mouthpiece Position on the Soprano Saxophone:
It is very important that the mouthpiece be pushed in or down on the neck cork a good amount for the soprano to play properly… this will of course vary a little but most players do not push the mouthpiece on the cork far enough.. The length of the mouthpiece will vary. If the mouthpiece is not on the neck enough then the results are *The lower register does not respond, *The upper or middle register can be flat, you need to find the Sweet Spot…
There are 2 different lengths of soprano saxophone mouthpieces:
1. The original *Short Shank, the new Super Session Selmer Mouthpiece is a short shank.
2. Many of the modern soprano mouthpieces are longer and need to be pushed on the cork a very good amount for the soprano to play properly.
*The saxophone Sweet Spot is where the mouthpiece is on the neck so the saxophone plays its best… When you find the Sweet Spot the response will be its best, the pitch will be its best, the tone will be its best.
*The saxophone is designed from the tip of the mouthpiece to the bottom of the bell, not from the end of the neck to the bottom of the bell… so, where the mouthpiece fits on the neck is very important. This is why we need to find the Sweet Spot..