Its because I have great deals. Professional Alto - Pierret Super Artiste (Top of range).
Fully refurbished & fully playable/functional. Super Artiste Youtube Video Demos. Made a lot of different models, or they had different names forhorns which are mostly quite similar. The top of the range is the'superartiste', it generally had'extra' keys, like a split d at the top or a g#triller.
One has a g# trill key, it all plays and itsounds nice. It has a'micro-tuner' too, but it just marks the place where themouthpiece goes on to be in tune rather than extending the neck as somemicro tuners do.
Or a very long time they made these ones with the art deco guards andengraving designed with hyppolite poimbeouf (approximately) of marcel mule'squartet a French army band - they are well known in France but not here. Here are also 2 later designs at least and one body shape that precedesit. Later on they settled down to 3 models, a basic'pierret', the'superartiste' and the'artiste competition', which was much the same as the superartiste but without extra keys.
E super artiste is the top of the range whichever way you look at it, and pierret are one of the 3 or 4 French makers who bear comparison with the over priced Selmers. Pierret were given patent in 1953 & ceased trading in 1972 making these rare and very sought after horns.Collectors have been known to pay ridiculous prices for them because of their sound and history. To American collectors, Apologies but I will not post this item abroad. Its a reluctant sale but I do have other horns so please dont feel guilty. I will not be saxless lol. The item "Professional Level Alto Saxophone Pierret Super Artiste plus Mouth Piece" is in sale since Saturday, May 26, 2018. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "alemontree" and is located in Redditch. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.