P. Mauriat is a young, vibrant and ambitious company. The craftsmanship that goes into each P. Mauriat instrument is second to none. The French brass and other metals are exceptionally resonant due to the extensive hand-hammering process used on each instrument. Each tone hole is drawn from the saxophone one by one to ensure the precision and consistency required for excellent response and intonation. The lacquer process is applied in three separate stages in order to achieve a timeless, vintage look that will last. The final hand engraving process is masterfully accomplished with nothing more than a simple handheld tool and years of experience. Once complete, each instrument is carefully inspected and tested by a full-time quality control artist to ensure that customers receive the absolute finest instrument available. P. Mauriat instruments represent the embodiment of aesthetic beauty and technical precision.