"The Antigua Pro-One Saxophone is a leap into the 21st Century." - Peter Ponzol
Redesigning a musical instrument is a daunting and delicate challenge. Peter Ponzol has been designing saxophones for more than three decades, in addition to being a well-traveled and experienced player. Very few people have Peter's understanding of the design principles of the instrument, and the Antigua Pro-One is the ultimate expression of his concepts. As Peter says, "This collaboration finally gets a lifetime of ideas out of my head and into reality. "
Hybrid rolled tone holes
Rolled tone holes for the bell keys and straight drawn tone holes in all other areas provide a solid core to the sound with balanced resistance for the player.
Patent pending trident key arms
These revolutionary new key arms add strength and stability, providing lightning quick response to the low B, Bb and C keys.
G# lifting mechanism
Say goodbye to the sticky G# pad blues! This simple yet brilliant design lifts the G# pad from the tone hole every time.
Ponzol Neck Design
The heart and soul of the Antigua Pro-One is the Peter Ponzol neck design. The legendary Ponzol P1 neck is free-blowing and perfectly contoured to give you lightning-quick response, evenly balanced resistance, accurate intonation and great tone.
Neck: Custom Ponzol-design (hand made)
Body Material: Brass with Vintage Lacquer finish (VLQ)
Key Touches: Mother of pearl
Finish: Vintage Lacquer finish
Tone Holes: Hybrid – Low Bb, B and C Rolled; all others Drawn
Auxiliary Keys: Front F; High F# key
Ligature: Yellow brass; Gold lacquer
Spring Type: German Blue steel needle
Pad Type: Waterproof Italian leather
Bell Decoration: Hand engraved
Thumb Hook: Adjustable / Brass