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Mauriat Tenor Sax Case

MAP (Minimum Advertised Pricing) – $369.

A word about MAP pricing.  For me to be able to carry these tenor cases, the supplier stipulates that I advertise them no lower than $369, regardless of what price I actually charge for them.  To find out my actual pricing, call or e-mail or drop by the shop.  I have therefore left the pricing out of the “shopping cart” portion of the webpage.

To my mind, these cases are similar to the Walt Johnson and Hiscox cases.   Looking on the internet, I see those priced as follows:
COMPARISON RETAIL PRICING:
Walt Johnson Cases
Alto $450
Tenor $490

Hiscox Cases
“Artist” Alto $399
“Artist” Tenor $449
“Pro II” Alto $249
“Pro II” Tenor $299

Both the Hiscox and Mauriat case shell walls are made of high impact ABS Plastic.

In the attempt to compare the quality of the Mauriat cases to the Hiscox cases, I found this on the Hiscox website.

Hiscox Case Shell Wall Thickness:

– “Liteflite Standard” 1.5 mm ABS
– “Liteflite Pro II” 2.0 mm ABS
– “Liteflite Artist” 2.5 mm ABS

Albeit this is about Hiscox guitar cases, but I assume it applies to sax cases as well.
It appears that the quality and price point hinges (no pun) in large part on the case wall thickness.

Contrasting to the Hiscox cases, the Mauriat case I feature here has a shell wall thickness of 3.0mm ABS

Since the Mauriat case shell “weighs in” at 3.0 mm,  the quality should be comparable to or better than that of the Hiscox “Artist” cases which are at a higher price point of $449.  This Mauriat tenor case will be well under $100 less than the Hiscox “Artist” case, it will be priced comparably to the  Hiscox “Pro II” case.

The Mauriat case as a very similar aluminum valance, continuous piano hinge, draw latches, etc.  Additionally, the case comes with shoulder strap as seen in the last photo.

You can find info on the Mauriat case here:
http://www.pmauriatmusic.com/en/products/item/16-case/97-pro-contoured-hard-case
and here:
http://www.pmauriatmusic.com/us/news/2-products-news/247-new-release-pro-contoured-hard-case

I have just been informed that these Mauriat tenor sax cases will not work with “Split Bell Key” Tenor Saxes.  This refers to horns that have the low B on one side of the bell and the low Bb on the other side.  I will try to verify this, but I have to assume it is true.

I have been informed that Yamaha 82Z does not fit in this case!  Surprising.
A Selmer Mark VI tenor DOES fit.  And, of course, a Mauriat PMXT-66RCL tenor does fit.

As stated, while the MAP price on the Mauriat tenor case is $369, I am selling at a price competitive to the Hiscox Pro II ($299), despite having a thicker shell than Hiscox Artist ($449).

I have s slightly used, like-new Mauriat case for sale at $280 (shipping additional).