Saxophones

The Saxophone, created in 1842 by the Belgian Adolphe Sax, is one of the more storied instruments of the last 200 years. Imbued with countless decades of musical lore, saxophones have achieved a near-mythic status as the instrument of choice for a...

bassadors of cool.

From the smoky jazz lounge to the high school band, the saxophone and its saxophonists have been much lauded for their musical styling and skills.

Most often associated with popular music, big band, and jazz music, the saxophone was originally created for the orchestra and military bands.

Saxophones Steal The Spotlight

It's no wonder that saxophones seem to garner so much attention. With their elaborate key work and often gorgeous brass finishes, the sax just exudes cool sophistication. Coming in a variety of types from the alto to the contrabass, there's a sax for just about every musician.

Taking skilled breath control to blow through this woodwind's single reed set up, accomplished saxophonists often can thrill audiences with their long-winded saxophone trilling. Add to this control, growling, glissando, and harmonics and you've got yourself a sax as the center of attention once again.

Keeping the quality of their saxophones at peak level, makers such as Yamaha, Bonneville, Gemeinhardt, and Armstrong continue to lead the market of sax makers.

With their line of accompanying products including specially-crafted cases, professional quality reeds and saxophone stands, these companies demonstrate time and time again to saxophonists that excellence does not come cheap.

With prices that can exceed many thousands of dollars, if you're interested in becoming a saxophonist, it's often best to rent before you buy. Make sure the saxophone is your instrument of choice before you blow.

Saxophones And The Great Saxophonists We Know Today

Saxophones are single-reed woodwind musical instruments made of brass with a conical bore.

The saxophone is made up of a tube with a mouthpiece at one end and a bell-shaped opening at the other with holes covered by pads moved by small levers called keys.

To play the saxophone, a saxophonist blows on a flat cane reed attached to the mouthpiece and presses the keys to open and close the holes.

The most popular saxophones are curved and straight soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone.

Going Back In Time

Belgian instrument maker Adolphe Sax invented this majestic instrument hence the 'saxophone' name.

Saxophones came about because of Sax' desire to invent an instrument that combined the characteristics of string, woodwind and brass instruments. This hybrid instrument is his incarnation of that vision.

Invented only in the mid-1840's, saxophones are relatively new compared to other music instruments yet the it is reputed to be the most popular amongst all wind instruments. This is in part due to the great and extremely popular saxophonists we know today such as Branford Marsalis, Clarence Clemmons, Dave Koz, and of course, Kenny G.

Kenny G. is known for playing the Soprano saxophone and is probably the most popular saxophonist of today's generation.

With albums that have actually sold millions worldwide, Kenny G. is credited to have made the soprano saxophone sound appealing to millions of people today. Famous melodies by this multi-awarded saxophonist include the tunes Songbird, Silhouette and Don't Make Me Wait for Love.

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Startone SAS-75 Alto Saxophone

Alto Saxophone

645

With high F# key, With rocker arm, Adjustable thumb rest, Mouthpiece and case included, Easy response, Balanced tone, Checked in workshop

Xaphoon Standard C

Standard Xaphoon in C

261

Standard model, Pocket sax, Lowest note C', Range of 2 octaves, a' = 440 Hz, To play with a tenor saxophone reed, Incl. reed, protective cap and...

Selmer S- Neck Alto Reference

S-Neck

0

For alto saxophone Reference 54, Dark gold lacquer

Yamaha YAS-280 Alto Saxophone

Alto Saxophone

102

School model, New model with improved neck receiver and improved low B-C# connection, Continuous key guards, Adjustable thumb rest, High F# key,...

Xaphoon Maui C

Maui Xaphoon in C

88

Pocket sax, Lowest note C', a' = 440 Hz, Made of bamboo, Handmade, To play with a tenor saxophone reed

Yanagisawa B-WO10 Baritone Saxophone

Baritone Saxophone

1

Elite model, Brass body, Brass keys, High F # flap, Deep A-flap, C # / Bb and H / C # rocker, Double tips on the deep flaps, Bell and bong screwed,...

Yamaha S- Neck Screw

S-Neck Screw

17

Made of brass, Suitable for all Yamaha saxophones

Selmer S- Neck Tenor III Silver

S-Neck

1

For tenor saxophones from Series III

Yanagisawa S-WO1 Soprano Saxophone

Soprano saxophone

0

Professional model, Brass body and keys, High F# key, C#/Bb - and B/C# tilter, Hand engraving on the bell, Gold lacquer finish, Incl. mouthpiece,...

Yamaha YSS-475 II Soprano Saxophone

Soprano Saxophone

19

Intermediate saxophone, Straight, One-piece, High F# key, Front F key, Gold lacquer, Incl. mouthpiece and lightweight case with backpack straps,...

Jupiter JBS1000 Baritone Saxophone

Eb Baritone Saxophone

0

Brass neck, Brass body and machine heads, High F #key, Low A key, C#- Bb tilter for the left hand, Adjustable finger hook made of plastic,...

Keilwerth SX 90R Baritone- Sax Shadow

Baritone Saxophone

1

Up to low A, Body made of nickel silver, Nickel-plated black and clear lacquer, Silvered keys, Elaborate engraving on bow, bell, body and neck,...

Xaphoon Maui Bb

Maui Xaphoon in BbEach MAUI XAPHOON is handmade by Brian Papa B. Wittman in his small workshop in Hawaii

45

Pocket sax, Bb Tuning, Lowest note b, A '= 440 Hz, Made from bamboo, To play with a tenor saxophone reed

Selmer Tenor Reference 54 SE-TR54

Tenor Saxophone Reference 54

7

Patinised finish, Centred sound, rich in overtones, in the style of the Mark VI from 1954, S80 C

Selmer S- Neck Alto III Gold Plated

S-Neck

0

For alto saxophones Series III, Gold-plated

Yamaha BSNTV1S Custom S-Neck Tenor

S-Neck

5

For tenor saxophone, Silver-plated

Keilwerth SX 90R "Shadow" Tenor Saxophon

Tenor Saxophone

6

"Shadow" model, Black nickel-plated, Silver-plated keys, Rolled tone holes, Large engraving, Height adjustable trill keys, Including case,...

Startone STS-75 Tenor Sax

Tenor Saxophone

191

With high F# key, With rocker arm, Adjustable thumb rest, Easy response, Balanced tone, Mouthpiece and case included, Checked in workshop

Selmer Tenor Serie III SE-T3MS Set

Tenor SaxophoneAs with the alto saxophone, the column supports on the body have also been reduced with this instrument, thus achieving an open sound projection that is ideally suited for modern styles. Ergonomics, feel and of course the SELMER sound are co

0

Series III, Body, bow and bell made of solid silver, Bb tuning, High F # - flap, Leather upholstery with metal resonators, Includes Selmer S80 C...

Yanagisawa SN-981 Sopranino Saxophone

Sopranino Saxophone

5

S - bow, body and bell made of refined brass, Gold lacquered, High E - flap

Yanagisawa A-WO10 Elite Alto Saxophone

Alto Saxophone

3

New model, Revised mechanism, New engraving design, Made from a new brass alloy, High F# key, C#/B and Bb/C# rocker arms, Double arms on low Bb and...

Yanagisawa A-WO20 Elite Alto Saxophone

Alto Saxophone

2

New model, Revised mechanics, New engraving design, Made of bronze, Lacquered, C# - Bb - B Rocking Key, Double peaks at the low-B and C-flap,...

Selmer Bari Series III Gold SE-B3L

Baritone Saxophone

1

Series III, Eb- mood, Gold lacquered, with engraving, High F # key, Ergonomic deep A flap with offset axis on the right side, Upholstery resonators...

Jupiter JAS700Q Alto Sax

Eb Alto Saxophone

4

Body and key mechanism made of brass, High F# key, Adjustable plastic finger hook, C#-Bb tilter for more comfortable playing, Adjustable bumper...

Keilwerth SX 90R Tenor Saxophon Black

Tenor Saxophone

2

Mother of pearl inlays, Adjustable thumb rest, Bell Ø 155 mm, Rolled tone holes, Adjustable trill keys, Leather padding with metal resonators,...

Selmer S- Neck Alto III silver plated

S-Neck for Alto Saxophone Series III

0

Silver-plated

Selmer SE-A3S Series III

Alto saxophone

1

Series III, Silver plated, With engraving, Brass body, bow and bell, Eb tone, High F# - flap, Leather pads with metal resonators, Includes Selmer...

P.Mauriat PMXA-67R X Alto Saxophone

Alto Saxophone

5

Rolled tone holes, High F#, Large bell, Hand engraved bell and neck, Nickel silver key touches, Dark vintage lacquer, Case included

Selmer SE-S3S SI Series III

Soprano Saxophone

2

Series III, Bb tuning, Silver-plated body and keys, With engraving pattern, High G key, Incl. straight and curved neck, Leather pads with metal...

Yamaha YTS-280 Tenor Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone

22

School model, New model with improved neck attachment and improved low B/C# connection, Separate key guards, Adjustable thumb rest, High F# key,...

Selmer Reference 54 Alto Saxophone

Reference Alto Saxophone

5

Dark gold lacquer with Reference engraving, High F# key, Centred sound, rich in overtones, in the style of the Mark VI from 1954, Selmer Soloist C

Selmer SE-S3MS SI Series III

Soprano Sax

0

Series III, Body, bow and sound bowl made of solid silver, Bb tuning, High G flap, 2 S-arms straight and curved, Leather upholstery with metal...

Yanagisawa S-WO20 Elite Soprano Saxophone

Soprano saxophone

0

Elite model, Bronze body, Brass keys, High F# key, High G key, C#/Bb and B/C# tilter, Hand engraving on the bell, Incl. mouthpiece, carrying strap...

Hamaril Saxophone Set 1 Soprano

Thomann TCS-350 Curved Soprano

0

Soprano Saxophone, Curved, Brass lacquered, Italian pisoni pads, Two pieces can be extended, Bag included

Selmer SE-A2L Goldlac SA80 II

Eb Alto Saxophone

8

Anniversary design, Gold lacquer finish, With engraved pattern, High f# key, Padded metal resonators, Includes Selmer S80 C

Selmer Tenor Reference 54 SE-TR54L

Tenor saxophone

1

Dark gold lacquer, Centred sound, rich in overtones, In the style of the Mark VI from 1954, S80 C

Selmer S- Neck Alto III

S-Neck for Alto Saxophone Series III

0

Gold lacquer finish

Yanagisawa T-WO10 Elite Tenor Saxophone

Tenor saxophone

1

New model, Revised mechanism, New engraving design, Made from a new brass alloy, High F# key, C#/Bb and B/C# rocker arms, Double arm on low B and C...

Yamaha YAS-480 Alto Saxophone

Alto Saxophone

15

New model, Successor to the YAS-475 model, New neck receiver, Improved B/C# connection, Separate key guards, High F# key, New octave key system as...

Yanagisawa B-WO1 Baritone Saxophone

Baritone Saxophone

2

Professional model, Brass body, Brass keys, High F # flap, Deep A-flap, C # / Bb rocker, C-flap with double tips, Bell and bong screwed, Hand...

Yamaha S- Neck Screw Silver plated

S-Neck Screw

0

Suitable for all Yamaha saxophones, Silver-plated

Selmer Bass Saxophone SA80/II

Bass Saxophone

0

Gold lacquer finish, With engraving, Adjustable floor rest, Pad resonator made of metal, Incl. case and mouthpice

Yamaha YAS-62 04 Alto Saxophone

Alto Saxophone

17

New 62 series neck, Improved low B/C# connection, New engraving, Gold lacquer finish, 4C mouthpiece and case included

Keilwerth JK3000-9-0 MKX Tenor Vintage

Tenor Saxophone

0

Vintage model, High F# key, White mother of pearl inlays, Adjustable metal thumb rest, Pisoni leather pads, Metal resonators, Laser precision...

Yanagisawa SC-WO20 Curved Soprano Sax

Soprano Saxophone

0

Elite model, Curved model in alto sax form, Bronze body, Bronze keys, High F # flap, C # / Bb and B / C # rocker, Mechanism on pillar rails,...

Yamaha YBS-32E Baritone Saxophone

Baritone Saxophone

0

Mid level, To deep A, Front F-flap, Rocker for left little finger, Gold lacquered, Includes case and mouthpiece

Yamaha YAS-62S 04 Alto Saxophone

Alto Saxophone

9

New 62s S-bow, Improved low-B/ C # connection, New engraving, Silver plated, Includes case and 4C mouthpiece

Selmer Tenor Serie III SE-T3M

Tenor SaxophoneAs with the alto saxophone, the column supports on the body have also been reduced with this instrument, thus achieving an open sound projection that is ideally suited for modern styles. Ergonomics, feel and of course the SELMER sound convin

0

Series III, With engraving, Body brushed matte, Flaps gold lacquered, Brass body, bow and bell, Bb tuning, High F # - flap, Leather upholstery with...

Selmer Bari SA80 II Goldlack SE-B2L

Baritone Saxophone

0

Eb tuning, Varnished with gold lacquer, With engraving, High f-sharp key, Deep A key, Pad resonators made of metal, Incl. case and mouthpiece

Selmer Tenor SA80 II SI SE-T2S

Bb Tenor Saxophone

2

Super action 80 II series, Silver-plated, With engraving pattern, High f# key, Upholstery resonators made of metal, Incl. S80 C

Forestone Carbon S- Neck for Tenor Sax

Carbon S-bow for tenor saxophone

0

Carbon piece handmade in Switzerland, S-bow made in Japan, Excellent balance and very easy response, Very robust and corrosion-free, With...

Selmer SE-A3L Goldlack SeriesIII Alto

Alto saxophone

5

New 2010 design, with handmade jubilee engraving, Lacquered gold, Brass body, bow and bell, Eb tone, High F# - flap, Excellent ergonomics, Leather...

Keilwerth SX 90R "Shadow" Alto Saxophon

Alto Saxophone

4

Model "Shadow", Body made of nickel silver, Black nickel-plated, Silver-plated keys, Rolled tone holes, Big engraving, Height-adjustable trill key,...

Yanagisawa T-WO30 Elite Tenor Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone

0

New model, Neck and body made of sterling silver, Revised mechanism, New engraving design, Made of bronze, C#/Bb and B/C# rocker arms, Double arm...

Rampone & Cazzani R1 Jazz Bb-Soprano Sax (HG) AU

Jazz Bb Soprano Saxophone

0

Half curved, Big bore, Made of gold brass for a soft sound, Hand hammered body and bell, Gold-plated body, Bell interior and keys in vintage style,...

Yanagisawa B-WO20 Baritone Saxophone

Baritone Saxophone

0

Elite model, Bronze body, Brass keys, High F # flap, Deep A-flap, C # / Bb and H / C # rocker, Double tips on the deep flaps, Bell and bong...

Yamaha YBS-62E Baritone Saxophone

Baritone Saxophone

3

Professional class, To deep A, High fis-flap, Tempered brass, Front F-flap, Rocker for left little finger, Gold lacquered, Includes case and...

Selmer Tenor Serie III SE-T3L

Tenor saxophoneAs with the alto saxophone, the column supports on the body have also been reduced with this instrument, thus achieving an open sound projection that is ideally suited for modern styles. Ergonomics, feel and of course the SELMER sound convin

3

Series III, With engraving, Painted with gold lacquer, Brass body, bow and bell, Bb tuning, High F # - flap, Leather upholstery with metal...

Yanagisawa S-WO10 Elite Soprano Saxophone

Soprano saxophone

2

Elite model, Brass body and keys, High F# key, High G key, C#/Bb and B/C# tilter, Hand engraving on the bell, Gold lacquer finish, Incl....

Yamaha YSS-82ZRS Soprano Saxophone

Soprano Saxophone

2

Advanced model of the legendary '62 model, Z series, master class, Made completely out of one piece, Curved version, High F# key, Rocker for left...

Yanagisawa T-WO1 Tenor Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone

4

New model, Revised key mechanism, New engraving design, Made from a new brass alloy, High F# key, B Rocker arm, Adjustable thumb rest, New case...

Yanagisawa T-WO2 Tenor Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone

1

New model, Revised mechanism, New engraving design, Made of bronze, High F# key, B Rocker arm, Adjustable thumb rest, New case with accessory...

Yamaha YTS-82 ZUL 02 Tenor Saxophone

0

With high F# key, With rocker arm, Adjustable thumb rest, Mouthpiece and case included, Easy response, Balanced tone, Checked in workshop

Jupiter JSS1000Q Soprano Saxophone

Bb Soprano saxophone

0

Straight design, Straight brass neck, Body and mechanisms are made from brass, High F# key, High G key, C#-Bb tilter for the left hand, Adjustable...

Rampone & Cazzani Eb-Alto Sax Solista

Eb Alto Saxophone

1

Solista Model, Large bore, Completely made of copper (including S-bow and bell) and covered with 24K gold in vintage look, Hand-hammered,...

Yanagisawa A-WO33 Elite Alto Saxophone

Alto Saxophone

0

New model, S-bow and cup in sterling silver, Revised mechanics, New engraving design, Made of bronze, C# - Bb - B Rocking Key, Double peaks at...

Selmer SE-S3L Gold Series III Sop

Soprano Sax

2

Series III, Bb tuning, Gold lacquer with engraving, High G flap, Including straight and curved S-bow, Leather upholstery with metal resonators,...

Selmer SE-S2L Gold SA80 II

Bb Soprano Saxophone

0

Straight design, Gold lacquer finish, With engraving pattern, High f# key, Leather pads with metal resonators, Mouthpiece and case included

Yanagisawa S-WO2 Soprano Saxophone

Soprano saxophone

1

Professional model, Bronze body, Brass keys, High F# key, C#/Bb and B/C# tilter, Hand engraving on the bell, Incl. mouthpiece, carrying strap and a...

Selmer SE-A2S SI SA80 II Alto

Eb alto saxophone

2

Super Action 80 II series, Silver plated, With engraving, High FIS flap, Metal resonator pads, Includes S80 C

Yanagisawa SC-WO10 Soprano Sax Curved

Soprano Saxophone

1

Elite model, Curved model in alto sax form, Brass body, Brass keys, High F # flap, C # / Bb and B / C # rocker, Mechanism on pillar rails,...

Yamaha YSS-82Z Soprano Saxophone

Soprano Saxophone

0

Advanced model of the legendary '62 model, Z series, master class, Completely out of one piece, Straight version, High F# key, Body made of brass,...

Rampone & Cazzani 2006/TV/OTS Two Voices

Alto Saxophone

1

Special model with handmade engraving and manufacturer's certificate, Body made of gold brass, Bell made of sterling silver, Incl. accessories and...

P.Mauriat PMXT-66R X Tenor Sax

Tenor Saxophone

6

Rolled tone holes, High F#, Large bell, Hand engraved bell and neck, Nickel silver key touches, Dark vintage lacquer, Case included

Yamaha YSS-82ZR Soprano Saxophone

Soprano Saxophone

3

Advanced model of the legendary '62 model, Z series, master class, Made completely of one piece, Curved version, High F# key, Body made of brass,...