Guidance in buying a tenor saxophone

How do I choose a tenor sax?

Quote from video: You should make sure they're committed to practicing. Often band directors will have all the sax players start on alto sax. Because it's smaller lighter. And requires a little less air.

What do I need to know before buying a saxophone?

What to Look For When Buying a Used Saxophone

  1. Brands: there are many quality brands, and many poor quality brands. Brandon recommends Yamaha, Cannonball, Vito, Selmer, P. …
  2. Mechanics: This includes key action and body condition. Look for smooth action with tight fitting keys. …
  3. Organics: Organics include pads, corks, felts.

How much does a decent tenor saxophone cost?

Tenor saxophones can cost anywhere from several hundred dollars to thousands, depending on the brand, quality, material, and whether or not the instrument is used. Generally, you can expect to pay about $3,000 on average for a quality tenor saxophone in new condition.

What is the best type of tenor saxophone?

14 Best Tenor Saxophones 2023 For Beginners, Professionals & Intermediate Players

  • Yamaha YTS-26 Standard Tenor Saxophone.
  • Antigua Winds X/P TS1203L Tenor Saxophone.
  • Selmer TS711 Tenor Saxophone.
  • Mendini By Cecilio MTS-BNG+92D Tenor Saxophones.
  • Jupiter JTS710GNA Tenor Saxophone.
  • Eldon ETS420LN Tenor Saxophone.

What is the best saxophone to start with?

Alto saxophone

The Alto saxophone is the go-to saxophone for new beginners, and the one we typically recommend learning on!

What saxophone should I start with?

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Should I start with a tenor sax?

Size differences

For most students aged around 14 and up, the size and weight differences will not be a barrier to entry at all, but for younger students (13 and under) the alto saxophone is almost always going to be a better option. Check out the neck of the tenor saxophone.

Is a tenor saxophone good for beginners?

Soprano, alto, tenor or baritone, the sax is one of the easier musical instruments to get started with. The keys were designed for easy, logical use, the mouthpiece is less complex than it’s orchestral counterparts and playing in tune with a good tone is feasible within a few practice sessions.

Can I start with tenor sax?

For most adult learners, the alto or tenor saxophone is a great choice. These are the easiest to learn. And they’re also the saxophones that you’re going to see most commonly in an ensemble. So if you get to play in a community band, alto or tenor saxophone is going to be an easier choice for you.

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.

How much should you pay for a good saxophone?

Beginner saxophones usually range in cost from $800 to $2,700. Intermediate, or step-up saxophones usually range in cost $2,000 to $3,000 and entry level pro saxophones (still largely played by advanced students) around $3,000 and up.

Is it OK to buy a used saxophone?

Of course, a used sax will have a bit of wear and tear. But you should avoid dents or signs of major repairs. Look for a model that’s a proven, great saxophone. On eBay, make sure you look for a seller with good feedback and some selling history who’s happy to take payment using Paypal.