P Mauriat’s logo has the tagline ‘Go For The Sound’ and these saxophones most definitely do just that.
The P Mauriat Le Bravo 200 instruments have a unique brushed clear lacquer that shows the natural colour and texture of the brass underneath. The combination of the dual alloy combination and larger bell sizes on all the Le Bravo models also produces and bright, energetic and full tone. P Mauriat have quickly developed a strong following and popular reception thanks to their excellent build quality and modest prices – all of their instruments are hand finished and played before leaving their factories and their professional range starts from £1300.00. For added projection and tone, the Le Bravo 200 range use the same Super VI neck found on their higher end and custom class instruments. The difference with the Le Bravo neck is that it is silver plated for a brighter sound. The Le Bravo 200 range is available in soprano, alto, tenor and baritone models and are all intermediate/professional class instruments despite being priced between £1,399.00 for the alto, £1,549.00 for the soprano, £1,899.00 for the tenor and £4,199.00 for the baritone model. In comparison with other professional class ranges, these prices are very competitive and their build quality and general feel is much better than most of their competition.
We have spent a lot of time playing these instruments, and have come to the conclusion that you just can’t get a better sax for the money. We have compared them to the other instruments currently in stock as well as older vintage instruments that we’ve tried in the past and personally own. They’ve proven to be better in terms of their tone than most of the competition as well as cheaper.
Every P Mauriat sax we sell does come with our full set-up, which includes a complete regulation and adjustment. We thoroughly play-test every instrument after the set-up, to insure the saxophone is in perfect playing condition. Current stock includes the Le Bravo 200 Alto model as well as the PMSA-185. The latter instrument is a cheaper version of the Le Bravo with standard gold lacquering and basic Super VI neck without silver plating. The standard lacquer and lack of engraving makes this instrument cheaper without compromising on build quality and feel and doesn’t affect the tone too dramatically. The PMSA-185 also comes with a cheaper case and is on sale for £1,099.00.