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Alto Saxophones

  1. Alto Saxophones (57)

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  1. Yanagisawa A-991 Series Professional Alto Saxophone Yanagisawa A-991 Series Professional Alto Saxophone
    $4,419.00
    MSRP:
    $6,678.00 (save 34%)
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    Selmer Paris Reference 54 Alto Saxophone Selmer Paris Reference 54 Alto Saxophone
    Selmer Paris Reference 54 Alto Saxophone

    The Reference alto takes its inspiration from a 1958 mid-70,000 serial number Mark VI. The Reference plays and...

    $6,849.00
    MSRP:
    $10,057.00 (save 32%)
    9 Used:
    $5,479.20
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    Yamaha YAS-875EX Custom Series Alto Saxophone Yamaha YAS-875EX Custom Series Alto Saxophone
    Yamaha YAS-875EX Custom Series Alto Saxophone

    Building upon the success of the previous Custom line, the EX Alto has been retooled to offer the classical...

    Starting at $3,999.99
    MSRP:
    $5,626.00 (save 29%)
    3 Used:
    $2,999.99
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    P. Mauriat PMXA-67R Series Professional Alto Saxophone P. Mauriat PMXA-67R Series Professional Alto Saxophone
    P. Mauriat PMXA-67R Series Professional Alto Saxophone

    PMXA-67R Series Saxophones incorporate P. Mauriat's unique rolling process which requires no soldering. Tone...

    Starting at $2,479.00
    MSRP:
    $5,149.00 (save 27%)
    3 Used:
    $2,183.20
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  1. Jupiter 969 GL Artist Alto Saxophone Jupiter 969 GL Artist Alto Saxophone
    $1,916.00
    MSRP:
    $2,875.00 (save 33%)
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    Yamaha YAS-82ZII Custom Z Alto Saxophone Yamaha YAS-82ZII Custom Z Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $3,999.99
    MSRP:
    $5,626.00 (save 29%)
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    P. Mauriat System 76 Professional Alto Saxophone P. Mauriat System 76 Professional Alto Saxophone
    P. Mauriat System 76 Professional Alto Saxophone

    With an expanded bore and bell the P. Mauriat System 76 Alto Saxophone produces a bigger sound with a core...

    Starting at $2,479.00
    MSRP:
    $3,729.00 (save 27%)
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  4. Antigua Winds Eb Alto Saxophone Antigua Winds Eb Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $1,429.00
    MSRP:
    $2,445.00 (save 31%)
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  1. Antigua Winds Eb Alto Saxophone Antigua Winds Eb Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $1,229.00
    MSRP:
    $2,145.00 (save 30%)
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  2. P. Mauriat Greg Osby Signature Series Professional Alto Saxophone P. Mauriat Greg Osby Signature Series Professional Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $4,299.00
    MSRP:
    $6,699.00 (save 28%)
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  3. Jupiter 969 Silver-Series Intermediate Alto Saxophone Jupiter 969 Silver-Series Intermediate Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $1,916.00
    MSRP:
    $2,875.00 (save 33%)
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  4. Antigua Winds Eb Alto Saxophone Antigua Winds Eb Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $999.00
    MSRP:
    $1,445.00 (save 31%)
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  1. MACSAX Classic Alto Saxophone MACSAX Classic Alto Saxophone
    $2,595.00
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    Selmer Paris Series II Model 52 Jubilee Edition Alto Saxophone Selmer Paris Series II Model 52 Jubilee Edition Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $5,769.00
    MSRP:
    $22,195.00 (save 32%)
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  3. Yanagisawa Alto Saxophone Yanagisawa Alto Saxophone
    $7,309.00
    MSRP:
    $11,093.00 (save 34%)
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  4. P. Mauriat PMSA-500BXSK 'Black Pearl' Professional Alto Saxophone P. Mauriat PMSA-500BXSK 'Black Pearl' Professional Alto Saxophone
    $3,299.00
    MSRP:
    $4,499.00 (save 27%)
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  1. MACSAX Empyreal Alto Saxophone MACSAX Empyreal Alto Saxophone
    $3,495.00
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  2. P. Mauriat PMSA-86 Professional Alto Saxophone P. Mauriat PMSA-86 Professional Alto Saxophone
    $2,879.00
    MSRP:
    $3,929.00 (save 27%)
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  3. Yanagisawa A-9930 Silver Series Professional Alto Saxophone Yanagisawa A-9930 Silver Series Professional Alto Saxophone
    Yanagisawa A-9930 Silver Series Professional Alto Saxophone

    The Yanagisawa A9930 Alto Saxophone is well suited to either classical or jazz playing. With its sterling...

    $5,729.00
    MSRP:
    $8,715.00 (save 34%)
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  4. Keilwerth SX90R Black Nickel Model Professional Alto Saxophone Keilwerth SX90R Black Nickel Model Professional Alto Saxophone
    $5,219.00
    MSRP:
    $8,557.00 (save 39%)
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As the most popular and widely-used member of the saxophone family, the alto sax is a fixture in a huge variety of musical genres, from classical to jazz to contemporary. Though it is generally made of brass, the alto, like all saxophones, is classified as a woodwind due to its use of a reed and close similarity to the clarinet. The saxophone was created around the year 1840 by legendary instrument maker Adolphe Sax. These weren't the only instruments that Sax designed, but he considered them to be his magnum opus and so he named them after himself. Sax imagined a total of 14 different varieties of saxophone, of which the alto saxophone is the most common today. Besides the sound, ease of use also sets the alto apart from other saxophones. It's not particularly big, so you don't need large hands to play it. The relatively small mouthpiece is easy to master. It requires less air than other saxophones and there is a wide variety of saxophone music written with the alto in mind. For all of these reasons as well as the overall design of the instrument, an alto saxophone is the perfect introduction for a new player to learn correct posture, breathing technique, fingering and embouchure. To make an informed choice when picking out a saxophone, you'll want to pay close attention to the details—in particular, the keys, pads and finish. For beginners, a student model with stamped keys and cardboard or felt pads is a good starting point. If you are a more experienced player, you will most likely prefer die-cast keys with leather pads for longevity and the best possible seal around the keyholes. Most saxophones are available with a lacquer finish which has little, if any, effect on the sound, while higher-end models will often give you a choice of plated finishes. Plating does impact the sound—silver plating adds brightness and clarity, which is ideal for marching bands, and gold plating brings greater warmth for a more weighty tone. Other things to look for in an alto saxophone include the accessories it comes with, such as a case, mouthpiece and reeds, as well as the engraving, if any, as a matter of preference. Above all, choose a model that matches your skill level as closely as possible. Whether you're in a marching band or an orchestra, or even setting out to be the next Anthony Braxton, your saxophone is as personal a choice as your favorite song.

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