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Donald Fabian
Sax Prof., Southern Methodist University; Texas Sax Quartet

Don Fabian is principal saxophone, soloist and personnel manager with the Dallas Winds. The Dallas Morning News praised his virtuosity and musicality, saying Don “…gave a stunning performance, pulsing with drama and almost unimaginable color.” A graduate of the Crane School of Music, S.U.N.Y. at Potsdam, New York, he earned his bachelor’s degree in performance and music education under Dr. James Stoltie. His master’s degree was completed in multiple woodwinds and saxophone performance at Michigan State University with James Forger.

A fluid performer in all saxophone styles, from the orchestra pit of the Dallas Opera and Dallas Summer Musicals to the stage of the Meyerson Symphony Center, Don is an active performer and comprehensive teacher in the musical life of Dallas and its vibrant surrounding communities. He is presently the Adjunct Professor of saxophone at Southern Methodist University.

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The 52nd Street Saxophone is a professional instrument and comes unlacquered for a truly vintage appearance. It is an exceptionally responsive horn in all registers across the range of the instrument, and produces a big, fat sound with precise intonation. A larger bell and rolled-style tone holes contribute to the sound qualities of this instrument that many compare to some of the great vintage horns of the past. 

  • High F# key
  • Upper and lower stack adjustment screws
  • Hand-engraved neck and bell
  • Italian leather pads
  • Metal resonators
  • Adjustable metal thumb hook
  • Hand-hammered bell
  • Blued steel springs
  • Unlacquered finish
  • Rolled-style tone holes
  • 52nd Street engraving
  • Deluxe case w/storage pockets and backpack straps