Which brand of alto sax is the best?
The conclusion reveals the top three alto saxophones currently available to purchase.
- Editor’s Choice: Yamaha YAS-480.
- Best Intermediate: Selmer SAS280 La Voix II.
- Best for Jazz: RS Berkeley ALS502.
- Best for Professionals: Allora AAAS-805.
- Best for Students: YAMAHA YAS-280.
- Clearest Sound: Selmer AS42.
What is a good alto sax?
Yamaha YAS 82Z The Yamaha 82Z is a well-known alto saxophone – and for good reason. With an unparalleled level of projection and a solid tonal core, this Japanese horn is one of the best professional alto saxophones out there.
Which company is best for saxophone?
Proving that saxophone manufacturing is truly an international business, there are seven countries represented, in terms of where the companies are based!
- Selmer Paris.
- P. Mauriat.
- Cannonball Saxophones.
How do I choose a good saxophone?
Make sure you buy a reputable brand of instrument constructed with musicality and playability in mind. Nothing will kill a student’s interest in playing more than an instrument that doesn’t sound good or is unusually difficult to play. You can find a great selection of high-quality student saxes on Musician’s Friend.
What saxophones do professionals play?
The most popular professional horns are alto sax and tenor sax, however, there are many types of saxophones in use today, including: Soprano (Bb) Alto (Eb) Tenor (Bb)…There are four more types that are used much less frequently:
- Sopranissimo (Bb)
- Sopranino (Eb)
- Contrabass (Eb)
- Subcontrabass (Bb)
Which saxophone is easiest to learn?
Baritone and Soprano Saxophones. Generally speaking, most new saxophone students start off learning on either the alto or tenor. They are the easiest. The soprano and baritone saxophones have a few more issues that a beginner will face.
How do you know if a saxophone is good?
A good way to check this is to put the horn on its side and carefully look down the body of the horn to make sure that the surface looks smooth and even (see Figure A). Especially troublesome are dents on the neck. Otherwise, if a dent on the body of the sax is about 5mm wide or smaller, then it’s probably a non-issue.
What saxophone should I buy as a beginner?
Learn Alto Saxophone Generally, the alto is a good place to start if you’re a total beginner, like the idea of playing a recognisable saxophone, or are inspired by some of the jazz greats who played that instrument.
Is it worth buying a used saxophone?
The great thing about buying a used sax is that you can get an instrument that would have cost a lot more when it was new, and it could be much better quality than a new sax for the same price. It might not be as shiny, but you’re getting more saxophone for your money! That means: Better quality materials.
Which saxophone is most popular?
Alto saxophone The alto is the most commonly-played type of saxophone and the instrument that most beginners start to learn on.
How much does a Selmer Mark 6 alto saxophone cost?
At only $649, you really can’t get a better instrument at this price point. My vision for this saxophone is to change the way we think of an entry level instrument.