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Alto Saxophones

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    Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone
    $364.99
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    $639.99 (save 43%)
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    Allora Student Series Alto Saxophone Model AAAS-301 Allora Student Series Alto Saxophone Model AAAS-301
    Allora Student Series Alto Saxophone Model AAAS-301

    Rich, strong, even sound. ideal for the advancing player or doubler on a budget.

    $419.99
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    $1,049.99 (save 60%)
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    Yamaha YAS-62III Professional Alto Saxophone Yamaha YAS-62III Professional Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $2,937.99
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    $4,683.00 (save 36%)
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    Allora Paris Series Professional Alto Saxophone Allora Paris Series Professional Alto Saxophone
    Allora Paris Series Professional Alto Saxophone

    Featuring ribbed construction, a red brass body, Pisoni Pro pads, hand engraving, and a choice of finishes,...

    Starting at $1,199.99
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    $2,799.00 (save 57%)
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    P. Mauriat PMSA-57GC Intermediate Alto Saxophone P. Mauriat PMSA-57GC Intermediate Alto Saxophone
    $1,499.99
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    $2,099.00 (save 29%)
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    Yanagisawa WO20 Series Alto Saxophone Yanagisawa WO20 Series Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $4,975.00
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    Bundy BAS-300 Student Alto Saxophone Bundy BAS-300 Student Alto Saxophone
    Bundy BAS-300 Student Alto Saxophone

    Key of Eb. Lacquered yellow brass body, nickel silver keys, premium tanned leather pads with domed plastic...

    $1,049.00
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    $1,500.00 (save 40%)
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    Yamaha YAS-26 Standard Alto Saxophone Yamaha YAS-26 Standard Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $2,040.00
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    Allora Boss 2 Professional Alto Saxophone Allora Boss 2 Professional Alto Saxophone
    $1,449.99
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    $3,325.00 (save 56%)
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    Etude EAS-100 Beginner Student Alto Saxophone Bundle Etude EAS-100 Beginner Student Alto Saxophone Bundle
    $364.99
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    $922.15 (save 60%)
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    Andreas Eastman EAS640 Professional Alto Saxophone Andreas Eastman EAS640 Professional Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $2,280.00
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    $3,020.00 (save 20%)
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    Selmer SAS280 La Voix II Alto Saxophone Outfit Selmer SAS280 La Voix II Alto Saxophone Outfit
    $2,439.00
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    $3,247.00 (save 25%)
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    Allora Vienna Series Intermediate Alto Saxophone Allora Vienna Series Intermediate Alto Saxophone
    Allora Vienna Series Intermediate Alto Saxophone

    The Vienna Series Alto saxophone is a value priced intermediate horn that features a fully ribbed body,...

    Starting at $919.99
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    $1,799.00 (save 43%)
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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 $2,579.00
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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...

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    Allora AAAS-301 Beginner Student Alto Saxophone Bundle Allora AAAS-301 Beginner Student Alto Saxophone Bundle
    $409.99
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    Prelude by Conn-Selmer Prelude by Conn-Selmer AS711 Student Model Alto Saxophone Prelude by Conn-Selmer Prelude by Conn-Selmer AS711 Student Model Alto Saxophone
    $799.00
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    $1,059.00 (save 25%)
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    Yamaha YAS-480 Intermediate Eb Alto Saxophone Yamaha YAS-480 Intermediate Eb Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $2,390.99
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    $3,344.00 (save 29%)
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    Yamaha YAS-82ZII Custom Z Alto Saxophone Yamaha YAS-82ZII Custom Z Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $3,999.99
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    $6,110.00 (save 29%)
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    Giardinelli Student Alto Saxophone Outfit Giardinelli Student Alto Saxophone Outfit
    $549.99
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    $1,279.99 (save 57%)
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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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