HOW DO I PURCHASE AN INSTRUMENT?
How do I purchase an Instrument?
Cannonball Instruments (including Arezzo and Mio) are sold in local music stores. If you would like to know your closest dealer(s), please send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name (optional), city, state and zip code. Please include your country if you are outside USA. (This is the manufacturing site for Cannonball Musical Instruments. Instruments are sold only through Cannonball dealers.)
What are the prices?
If you would like to know pricing, please contact your local Cannonball dealer. If you need assistance finding your Cannonball dealer, please send an email to: email@example.com and include your name (optional), city, state and zip code. Please include your country if you are outside USA. (This is the manufacturing site for Cannonball Musical Instruments. Instruments are sold only through Cannonball dealers.)
What is the warranty?
Please click here to view our 5 year limited warranty.
Stones – which stones are standard with which horns? May I request different stones??
Semi-Precious stones come standard with our Professional trumpet and saxophone models. We have chosen particular stones that look especially beautiful with different finishes. Yes! You may choose from any stones we have to create your custom look, as long as we know in advance. Talk with your Cannonball dealer. If you currently have a Cannonball professional trumpet or saxophone, you have the option of replacing the current stones but it can be tricky to remove the stones and can also cause damage to the horn. If you are replacing stones, we highly recommend that you pay an experienced technician to remove and replace the stones for you. To see our stone page, please go here: Stones Page
Why doesn't Cannonball let their dealers sell over the web?
We believe it is invaluable to have brick-and-mortar music stores in the community. They can provide service, quality repair and information, as well as lesson opportunities, learning centers, and community programs. It’s very important that our customers are happy with the horn not only when they purchase it but for years ahead, and that they can feel confident about the music store in their community who will provide the service they deserve.
Cannonball supports the local music store selling in the local community because it has been our experience that musicians have been happier when they can play-test and choose the exact instrument which best fits their needs. The music store will be able to give you professional assistance where needed. Every acoustic musical instrument has its own personality. In listening to thousands of musicians, we have noticed that each player sounds different on each instrument according to his/her embouchure, set-up, and approach. Just because one player sounds the best on one certain model of saxophone or finish, for example, doesn’t mean that every player will sound the best on that exact instrument. We believe our customers should be able to choose the best horn for them by actually visiting the store.
What is the difference between the Big Bell Stone Series and the Vintage Reborn Series?
Big Bell Stone Series® and Vintage Reborn® Series are both professional saxophone models. The Big Bell Stone Series® Saxophones have a Big Bell®. Cannonball is the originator of the Big Bell®, which we developed to create a big, full, resonant sound. The modern-day touch pieces and improvements add to the playability, strength, and feel of the instrument. Big Bell Stone Series baritones and sopranos include 2 necks of different finishes or styles, and the altos and tenors include one original neck and one FAT NECK®. This series is adorned with 15-17 semi-precious stones.
The Vintage Reborn® Saxophones represent and honor the vintage horns from decades ago. They have a traditional size bell and one traditional style neck. With a compact and centered sound, a lighter action, and vintage-style key layout, the Vintage Reborn saxophones reflect the sound, look, and feel of saxophones of the past, while incorporating today's state-of-the-art innovations. This series is adorned with 7 semi-precious stones. Vintage Reborn saxophones are hand engraved in Utah by Cannonball artists.
What is the Brute?
The Brute® is a finish. Cannonball is the originator of this finish. See our blog for the full story of The Origin of The Brute . The Brute® is available in Big Bell Stone Series® and Vintage Reborn® Series saxophones, and also in 725 and 789RL Big Bell Stone Series® trumpet models. Rather than traditional finish, the raw brass is treated with an aging process. Each instrument will eventually develop a unique character like an aged brass door knob: a lighter brass color will appear where regularly handled, and the darker color will remain where the instrument is untouched. Due to the aging process for creating The Brute®, no two horns are exactly alike. It somewhat resembles a patina, with different instruments ranging from gold to deep chestnut.
Do the different finishes affect the sound?
YES! The finish affects the sound of an instrument. However, each player has his or her own unique approach, as well as mouth cavity, tongue position, mouthpiece and set-up, etc. Those unique attributes and approaches have a lot to do with sound - in addition to the different instrument bores - so every finish won't sound the same to every player. With that in mind, we find the following characteristics generally apply to the particular finish:
LACQUER: Warm, rich and round
SILVER: Very traditional; more brilliant
BLACK NICKEL: Projects very well; has a lot of depth to the sound
UNLACQUERED: Vibrant, free blowing and darker
BRUTE: Vibrant, rich, versatile, bold
We invite you to try one and see how it plays for you!
What mouthpiece is included?
The standard mouthpieces for saxophones are noted below. Some dealers choose a different mouthpiece to be standard than is noted. Check with your dealer if you have questions.
C* Hard Rubber, Classical; .055 tip opening (Standard)
CAM 5J Hard Rubber; Jazz, rock, funk; .071 tip opening (Standard)
CAM C Hard Rubber; Classical; .067 tip opening (Standard with Sceptyr)
CAM C* Plastic; Classical; .065 tip opening (Standard with Alcazar)
CTM 5* Hard Rubber; Jazz, rock, funk; .085 tip opening (Standard)
CTM C Hard Rubber; Classical; .078 tip opening (Standard with Sceptyr)
CTM C* Plastic; Classical; .072 tip opening (Standard with Alcazar)
CBM 4 Hard Rubber; Classical or all around; .086 tip opening (Standard)
CBM 6 Hard Rubber; Jazz, rock, funk; .098 tip opening (Optional)