Legere American Cut Reed Alto Saxophone
The American Cut is the ideal jazz saxophone reed and is unlike any reed you’ve ever played. By taking material from the outside of the reed and pushing it towards the heart, the reed maintains its stiffness while allowing the edges to vibrate as freely as possible. This change creates a sharp spine through the centre of the vamp giving the reed its unique appearance.
The American Cut’s distinct profile is what gives players a full, clear low register and vibrant altissimo.