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Allora Student Series Alto Saxophone Model AAAS-301  

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If you are filling out your saxophone section and looking for an affordable alto that is both durable and easy playing, the Allora AAAS-301 Student A...Read More

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Rich, strong, even sound.


If you are filling out your saxophone section and looking for an affordable alto that is both durable and easy playing, the Allora AAAS-301 Student Alto Saxophone is an excellent choice. It is free blowing and offers excellent intonation for an instrument at this price range. With professional-style keywork, a high F# note, tilting G# key/Bb table keys, leather pads and an adjustable thumb rest, the AAA-301 will get students off to a great musical start. Includes molded case, mouthpiece, ligature and cap.

The Allora line of instruments was developed to offer the student musician an excellent start to their music career, at prices that parents can afford. Allora instruments meet exacting standards for intonation, comfort, and mechanical reliability and are an ideal alternative to renting.

FEATURES
  • Professional-style keywork
  • Lacquered brass body, neck and bell
  • Adjustable thumb rest
  • High F# note
  • Tilting G# key and Bb table keys
  • Includes molded case, mouthpiece, ligature and cap

An excellent choice for the beginner.

SPECIFICATIONS

Student Series Alto Saxophone Model AAAS-301

  • Model: AAAS-301 alto sax
  • Level: student
  • Key: Eb
  • Body, neck and bell material: lacquered brass
  • Range: to high F#
  • Table keys: tilting G# and Bb
  • Pads: leather
  • Boosters: plastic
  • Thumb rest: adjustable
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AlloraStudent Series Alto Saxophone Model AAAS-301
 
3.7

(based on 10 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to play (5)
  • Good audio (4)
  • Quality craftsmanship (4)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Warm tone (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • School bands (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (4), Novice (4)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good Beginner Instrument

    Five stars as a low price beginner instrument.

    I bought this for my son to learn on in school band. I have other saxophones to compare it. This was a good...Read complete review

    Five stars as a low price beginner instrument.

    I bought this for my son to learn on in school band. I have other saxophones to compare it. This was a good instrument for my son. It plays consistently throughout the range, feels solid, intonation is good. Price was on par with renting for a year, and quality is acceptible.

    It already survived a drop. I had to adjust the octave key slightly afterwards, and now has a dent. Construction seems solid.

    The case feels light and cheap.

    Seems on par with the Bundy II I learned on. Keywork is probably a little better, and metal seems a little thicker.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Fast, but damaged...

    The Sax looked great, new, and hardley a mark, but....it had 4 valve rods that were bent and the springs were disconnected. How it got through QC is beyond me,...Read complete review

    The Sax looked great, new, and hardley a mark, but....it had 4 valve rods that were bent and the springs were disconnected. How it got through QC is beyond me, other than, there is no QC. I have yet to return the thing, but will report on the replacement when I do. Hopefully this was a one off...but I doubt it.

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    5.0

    Great Practice / Starter Sax

    By Shawn Coe

    from Athens, OH

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Play
    • Rich Sound
    • Warm Tone

    Cons

    • Weak High Register

    Best Uses

    • Practice
    • School Bands
    • Small Venues

    Comments about Allora Student Series Alto Saxophone Model AAAS-301:

    Bought this horn for a backup to my YAS-62 and was very leery due to the price. I have been very surprised by the playing quality. Much nicer than my old Bundy II which I played growing up with as a youngster. Overall very easy to play, has some issues with the higher register, but easily belts out the low C's and B's. The action on the keys is not near as tight as I'm used to, but it can be forgiven due to the low cost. The build quality is decent, not the best, not the worst. In the end, not on level with a professional level instrument by any means, ( I won't be swapping out my YAS-62 anytime soon) but for practice and to carry to a small gig where it might get roughed up a bit this? Thing is perfect.

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    5.0

    Great sax

    By Gbluzy335

    from Malabar Florida

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Play
    • Quality Craftsmanship
    • Rich Sound
    • Warm Tone

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Allora Student Series Alto Saxophone Model AAAS-301:

        Bought this for my 8 year old daughter after her teacher recommended it, it's actually a very nice sounding sax and her teacher couldn't put it down! It sounds great,is put together extremely well and looks beautiful! You won't be disappointed.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        we are very happy

        By none

        from reston, va

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Rich Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Allora Student Series Alto Saxophone Model AAAS-301:

            My Saxophone player friend recommended this and my other saxophone player friend tested it when we received it. They both said this was a good saxophone. My daughter loves that it is brand new (instead of a rental) and there is a beautiful flower etched on the horn. I bought the maintenance plan in case it breaks which was my biggest worry. We have only had it for a week and she is a beginner but so far so good!

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Fast, but damaged...

            By Ray

            from Camarillo, CA

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Fast

            Cons

            • Damaged

            Best Uses

            • School Bands

            Comments about Allora Student Series Alto Saxophone Model AAAS-301:

            The Sax looked great, new, and hardley a mark, but....it had 4 valve rods that were bent and the springs were disconnected. How it got through QC is beyond me, other than, there is no QC. I have yet to return the thing, but will report on the replacement when I do. Hopefully this was a one off...but I doubt it.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Disappointed

            By Band Mom

            from Madison, WI

            About Me Novice

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Quality

              Best Uses

                Comments about Allora Student Series Alto Saxophone Model AAAS-301:

                Purchased a used instrument. It was sealed in a box with "inspected" tape. It arrived in unplayable condition. I took it to a local repair shop. They recommended to return it as it needed a lot of repairs. I did. I had purchased 2 new instruments previously & was satisfied but this one was unacceptable.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Not bad,just not great

                By Gordon Bannister

                from Ma

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Looks Fine Handles Fine
                • Quality Craftsmanship

                Cons

                • Some Notes Bit Off Pitch

                Best Uses

                • Play Along To Recordings

                Comments about Allora Student Series Alto Saxophone Model AAAS-301:

                Good quality construction,feels comfortable to hold,looks pretty good,but was a bit difficult to play with its mouthpiece.Tone quality of notes not as expected.This horn is good for young beginner student,but no one else.I played tenor and alto sax but quit 25 years ago.Getting back into it.Sound could be better.Thus 3 stars only.Case extras all fine.Can recommend for 14, year old,first timer.

                Comment on this review

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Alto Sax

                By PGarvin1

                from Florida

                About Me Experienced

                Ask me a question

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Play
                • Great For My Personal Use
                • Quality Craftsmanship
                • Rich Sound
                • Warm Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Allora Student Series Alto Saxophone Model AAAS-301:

                    Just wanted an inexpensive alto sax to play for my own pleasure and this one fits my needs.

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    3.0

                    a good sax for a fledgling musician

                    By Jake the chicken man

                    from Norristown,Pa

                    About Me Novice

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Play

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Allora Student Series Alto Saxophone Model AAAS-301:

                        It seems to be a good sax for the beginner. A good product for the price.

                        Comment on this review

                        (17 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Good Beginner Instrument

                        By Robert

                        from Ohio, USA

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Play
                        • Quality Craftsmanship

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • School Bands

                        Comments about Allora Student Series Alto Saxophone Model AAAS-301:

                        Five stars as a low price beginner instrument.

                        I bought this for my son to learn on in school band. I have other saxophones to compare it. This was a good instrument for my son. It plays consistently throughout the range, feels solid, intonation is good. Price was on par with renting for a year, and quality is acceptible.

                        It already survived a drop. I had to adjust the octave key slightly afterwards, and now has a dent. Construction seems solid.

                        The case feels light and cheap.

                        Seems on par with the Bundy II I learned on. Keywork is probably a little better, and metal seems a little thicker.

                        Comment on this review

                        (30 of 37 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Best Student Horn on Market

                        By Jules 4 music

                        from San Francisco, Calif

                        Comments about Allora Student Series Alto Saxophone Model AAAS-301:

                        A terrific bargain I am a saxophone teacher and always seek the best for young students. this is by far the best for young students or as backup horn for instructor

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