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    Yanagisawa WO20 Series Alto Saxophone Yanagisawa WO20 Series Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $4,975.00
    MSRP:
    $18,115.00 (save 38%)
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    Selmer AS42 Professional Alto Saxophone Selmer AS42 Professional Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $2,919.00
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    $4,550.00 (save 31%)
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    Yanagisawa A-992 Bronze Alto Saxophone Yanagisawa A-992 Bronze Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $4,639.00
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    $16,160.00 (save 34%)
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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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    $3,849.00 (save 27%)
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    Yanagisawa WO2 Series Alto Saxophone Yanagisawa WO2 Series Alto Saxophone
    $4,025.00
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    $6,695.00 (save 40%)
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    $3,220.00
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    Selmer Paris Series III Model 62 Jubilee Edition Alto Saxophone Selmer Paris Series III Model 62 Jubilee Edition Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $6,479.00
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    $23,134.00 (save 32%)
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    P. Mauriat Le Bravo Intermediate Alto Saxophone P. Mauriat Le Bravo Intermediate Alto Saxophone
    P. Mauriat Le Bravo Intermediate Alto Saxophone

    An affordable sax with pro features, the Le Bravo 200 from P.Mauriat combines warm, resonant red brass with...

    $2,079.00
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    $2,279.00 (save 9%)
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  4. 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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    Libretto by Antigua LSA-2500 Student Alto Saxophone Libretto by Antigua LSA-2500 Student Alto Saxophone
    $599.99
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  2. Jupiter 769GN Student Eb Alto Saxophone Jupiter 769GN Student Eb Alto Saxophone
    $1,995.00
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    Allora Chicago Jazz Alto Saxophone Allora Chicago Jazz Alto Saxophone
    $1,499.99
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    Yanagisawa WO37 Series Alto Saxophone Yanagisawa WO37 Series Alto Saxophone
    $9,925.00
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    $14,995.00 (save 34%)
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    Andreas Eastman Professional Alto Saxophone Kit Andreas Eastman Professional Alto Saxophone Kit
    $2,499.99
    MSRP:
    $3,317.19 (save 25%)
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    Yanagisawa WO10 Series Alto Saxophone Yanagisawa WO10 Series Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $4,325.00
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  3. Antigua Winds Eb Alto Saxophone Antigua Winds Eb Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $999.00
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    $1,445.00 (save 31%)
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  4. Allora Chicago Jazz Alto Saxophone Kit Allora Chicago Jazz Alto Saxophone Kit
    $1,859.99
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    $3,382.19 (save 45%)
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  1. Antigua Winds Eb Alto Saxophone Antigua Winds Eb Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $1,429.00
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    $1,359.20
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  2. MACSAX Empyreal Alto Saxophone MACSAX Empyreal Alto Saxophone
    $3,495.00
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    P. Mauriat Professional Alto Saxophone Kit P. Mauriat Professional Alto Saxophone Kit
    $2,929.99
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    $3,974.94 (save 26%)
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  4. Keilwerth SX90R Black Nickel Model Professional Alto Saxophone Keilwerth SX90R Black Nickel Model Professional Alto Saxophone
    $5,479.00
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    $8,982.00 (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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