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
The GVI has as 85% coper body with brass keys and a champagne lacquer finish
The ES-Series is a completely different soprano….
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….
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Designer of the Kenny G line of saxophones