Ishimori Woodstone Alto Saxophone, Mint Condition, Video
Ishimori Wood Stone alto saxophone. This horn was purchased about six weeks ago, and is in new, essentially unused condition. Take a close look at the fine details, and you'll see that a ton of care and consideration has gone into making and designing this horn. The level of detail is extraordinary.
This is a great sounding horn. It's free blowing and has a bright, expressive sound, ideally suited for jazz. It feels sort of like a souped up 82Z that has an extra gear in it. The response is even from top to bottom. After playing a couple tenors and this alto, I think that Ishimori deserves to be in the same class as the top three sax makers. The number of notable saxophonists playing this horn despite its overall lack of availability here in the US speaks to its quality as a great horn. The current wait time for a new Woodstone alto is 4+ months, so this is a way to save a bit off the list price and get it right away.