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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Jupiter JSS1000Q Soprano Saxophone

Bb Soprano saxophone

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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,...

Selmer SE-A3B Black Series III Alto

Alto saxophone

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Series III, With handmade jubilee engraving, Body painted black, Brass body, bow and bell, Eb tone, High F# - flap, Leather pads with metal...

Yamaha YSS-875 EX Soprano Saxophone

Soprano Saxophone

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Master class, With two G2 necks (straight and curved), Adjustable front F key, Gold lacquer finish, Incl. case and mouthpiece

Yamaha YTS-480S Tenor Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone

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New model, Successor of the YTS-475, New neck mount, Improved H/ C# connection, Separate key guards, High F# key, New octave key system as in the...

Keilwerth David Liebmann Soprano Sax

Soprano Saxophone

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David Liebmann series, Straight one-piece instrument, Ergonomically optimised key positions, Rounded and angled side keys, Rounded fork F key,...

Yamaha YTS-82 Z 03 Tenor Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone

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New model, V1 Neck, Adjustable fork F keys, Improved low B/ C# connection, One piece hand hammered bell, Metal resonator pads, Lighter sockets for...

Yanagisawa A-WO30 Elite Alto Saxophone

Alto Saxophone

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New model, S- bow and body tube made of sterling silver, Revised mechanism, New engraving design, Made of brass, C#/Bb and B/C# rocker switch,...

Yamaha YTS-62 Tenor Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone

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New model, High F# flap, New 62 S-bend, Improved deep-H/C# connection, New engraving, Gold lacquered, Includes case and 4C mouthpiece

Yamaha YSS-82ZS Soprano Saxophone

Soprano Saxophone

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

P.Mauriat PMST-86 UL Tenor Sax

Tenor Saxophone

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High F# key, Large bell, Phosphor bronze body, bell and neck, Hand engraved bell and neck, Unlacquered surface, Buttons with genuine mother of...

Selmer SE-S2B Black SA80 II

Soprano Saxophone

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Straight design, With engraving pattern, High f# key, Leather pads with metal resonators, Incl. mouthpiece, Case included

Forestone Alto Sax RX Unlacquered

Eb Alto Saxophone

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Very easy response and brilliant sound, Flexible use - suitable for all styles, Rolled tone holes, Hand-engraved bell, Pisoni padding with metal...

Selmer Tenor SA80 II SE-T2L

Bb Tenor Saxophone

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Super Action 80 II Series, Varnished with gold lacquer, With engraving, Bb tuning, High F# key, Pad resonator made of metal, Incl. S80 C

Jupiter JAS700Q-SCS Alto Sax

Eb Alto Saxophone Set

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Brass body and mechanism, High F # flap, Adjustable thumb hook made of plastic, C # - Bb Rocker for a more comfortable way of playing, Adjustable...

Keilwerth ST-110 Alto Saxophone

Alto Saxophone

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Adjustable thumb rest, Rocker arm for left hand, High F# key, Pisoni pad, Blue steel springs, Lacquered gold, Incl. mouthpiece and case

Yanagisawa A-WO2 Alto Saxophone

Alto Saxophone

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New model, Revised mechanics, New engraving design, Made of bronze, High F# - flap, C# - Bb Rocking Key, Adjustable thumb rest, Includes mouthpiece...

Yamaha YTS-480 Tenor Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone

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New model, Successor of the YTS-475, New neck mount, Improved H/ C# connection, Separate key guards, High F# key, New octave key system as in the...

Yamaha YTS-82 ZS 02 Tenor Saxophone

Tenor saxophone

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New model, V1 S-bow, Adjustable fork F-flap, Improved low-B / C # connection, One piece hand hammered bell, Metal Resonator pads, Lighter sockets...

Yamaha YSS-875 EXS Soprano Saxophone

Soprano Saxophone

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Master class, With two necks (straight and curved), High F# key, Adjustable front F key, Silver-plated, Incl. case and mouthpiece

Jupiter JAS701Q Alto Sax

Eb Alto Saxophone

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Brass body and mechanism, High F# flap, Adjustable thumb hook made of plastic, C# / Bb rocker for a more comfortable way of playing, Adjustable...

P.Mauriat PMST-76 GL Tenor Sax

Tenor Saxophone

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System 76 (enlarged bore and bell for a fuller sound), High F #, Hand engraved bell and neck, Gold lacquer finish, Case included

Yamaha YAS-82 ZS 03 Alto Saxophone

Alto Saxophone

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New model, Handmade V1 neck, Adjustable fork-F-key, High F# key, Improved low-B/C# connection, One-piece, hand-hammered bell, Metal resonator pads,...

Jupiter JTS700Q Tenor Sax

Bb Tenor Saxophone

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Brass body and mechanism, High F # flap, Adjustable thumb hook made of plastic, C # - Bb Rocker for a more comfortable way of playing, Adjustable...

Yamaha YAS-82 ZUL 02 Alto Saxophone

Alto Saxophone

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New model, Handmade V1 S- bow, Adjustable Front F key, Keywork to high F#, Improved low-B/ C# connection, One-piece hand-hammered bell, Metal...

Hamaril Saxophone Set 4 Tenor

Jupiter JTS700Q Tenor Sax

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Bb Tenor Saxophone, Brass body and mechanism, High F # flap, Adjustable thumb hook made of plastic, C # - Bb Rocker for a more comfortable way of...

Yamaha YSS-875 EXB Soprano Saxophone

Soprano Saxophone

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Master class, With two necks (straight and curved), High F# key, Adjustable front F key, Black lacquer, Incl. case and mouthpiece

Selmer SE-S2S Silver Plated SA80 II

Bb Soprano Saxophone

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Straight design, Silver plated body and keys, With engraving pattern, High f# key, Leather pads with metal resonators, Incl. mouthpiece, Case included

Selmer SE-S3M Satin Series III

Soprano Saxophone

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Brushed matte body, With engraving pattern, High G key, Incl. straight and curved neck, Leather pads with metal resonators, Mouthpiece and case...

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

Jazz Bb Soprano Saxophone

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

SeleS by Selmer Axos Alto Saxophone

Eb Alto Saxophone

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Made by Henri Selmer Paris, Leather pad with metal resonators, Clear lacquer with engraving, Incl. case with backpack set and Selmer mouthpiece S 80 C

Selmer Reference 54 Alto

Alto Saxophone Reference 54

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Patinised finish, Centred sound, full of overtones, In the style of the Mark VI from 1954, Selmer Soloist C

Yamaha YSS-82ZRUL Soprano Saxophone

Soprano Saxophone

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

Rampone & Cazzani R1 Jazz Soprano AG

Jazz Bb Soprano Saxophone

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Straight, Large bore, Made of gold brass for a soft sound, Hand hammered body and bell, Silver-plated body, Bell interior and keys in vintage...

P.Mauriat PMXT-66R UL Tenor Sax

Tenor Saxophone

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Rolled tone holes, High F#, Large bell, Hand engraved patterns on entire instrument, Real mother of pearl inlays, Not lacquered, Case included

Buffet Crampon SENZO Copper Alto Saxophone

Alto saxophone

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Copper body, Brass keywork, Adjustable side flaps, Blue steel springs, Leather pads with metal resonators, Handmade, very elaborate engraving,...

Yamaha YAS-875 EX Alto Saxophone

Alto Saxophone

2

Master class, With new Custom V1 S-bow, Improved octave mechanics, New pointed screws, New cup holder, Adjustable front F-flap, Adjustable thumb...

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

Jazz Bb Soprano Saxophone

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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,...

Keilwerth SX90R tenor Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone

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Gold lacquer finish, Rolled tone holes, Adjustable flaps, Including luxury case and accessories, Made in Germany

Selmer Tenor Reference 36 SE-TR36

Tenor Saxophone Reference 36

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Dark gold lacquer, With engraving pattern, Open sound, rich in overtones in a similar style to the Balanced Action of 1936, Mouthpiece and case...

Yamaha YTS-875 EX Tenor Saxophone

Tenor saxophone

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Master class, Adjustable front F-key, High F# key, Adjustable thumb rest, Tempered brass, Gold lacquer, Incl. case and mouthpiece

Keilwerth SX 90R Vintage Tenor Saxophone

Vintage Tenor Saxophone

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Untreated body, Clear lacquer finish, Black mother of pearl inlays, Adjustable thumb rest, Bell Ø 155 mm, Rolled tone holes, Adjustable trill...

Selmer SE-S3B Black Series III

Soprano Saxophone

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Series III, Bb tuning, Black lacquer finish, With engraving pattern, High G key, Leather pads with metal resonators, Incl. straight and curved...

Yanagisawa A-WO37 PG Elite Alto Saxophone

Alto Saxophone

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Eb tuning, Neck, body and bell in sterling silver, Hand-engraved, High F# key, Plastic coated octave rocker, C#-Bb seesaw, B-C#seesaw, Adjustable...

Selmer Tenor Serie III SE-T3S

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

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Series III, With engraving, Silver-plated, Brass body, bow and bell, Bb tuning, high F # - flap, Leather upholstery with metal resonators, Includes...

Selmer SE-A2B Black

SA80/II Alto Saxophone

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With engraving pattern, High F# key, S80 C

P.Mauriat PMXA-67R UL Alto Saxophone

Alto Saxophone

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Rolled tone holes, High F#, Large bell, Hand engraved patterns over entire instrument, Real mother-of-pearl inlays, Unlacquered, Case included

Yamaha YTS-875 EXB Tenor Saxophone

Tenor saxophone

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Master class, Adjustable front F-flap, High F # key, Adjustable thumb rest, Tempered brass, Patent black, Includes case and mouthpiece

Yamaha YAS-82 Z 02 Alto Saxophone

Alto Saxophone

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New model, V1 neck, With 4CM ebonite mouthpiece, Adjustable fork F key, Improved low B/C# connection, One piece hand hammered bell, Metal resonator...

Yamaha YTS-62S Tenor Saxophone

Tenor Saxophone

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New model, High F sharp flap, New 62 S-bend, improved deep-H/C# connection, New engraving, Silver-plated, Includes case and 4C mouthpiece

Selmer Tenor Reference 36 SE-TR36P

Tenor Saxophone

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In the style of the Balanced Action from 1936, Patinised finish, Without engraving, Rich, open sound, Mouthpiece and case included

Selmer Tenor Serie III SE-T3B

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

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

Keilwerth SX 90R Vintage Alto Saxophone

Vintage Alto Sax

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Untreated body, Clear lacquer finish, Mechanical parts matte, nickel plated, Black mother-of-pearl inserts, Adjustable thumb rest, Rolled tone...

Selmer SE-A3M Matt Series III Alto

Alto saxophone

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Series III, Body matte brushed, Gold painted flaps, Brass body, bow and bell, Eb tone, High F# - flap, Leather pads with metal resonators, Includes...

Forestone Tenor Sax RX Gold Lacquered

Bb Tenor saxophone

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Powerful and modern sound, Flexible use - suitable for all styles, Mortared tone holes, Hand engraved bell, Pisoni upholstery with metal...

Yanagisawa A-WO35 Elite Alto Saxophone

Alto Saxophone

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

Yamaha YAS-82 ZB 03 Alto Saxophone

Alto saxophone

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New model, V1 neck, Adjustable fork-F key, Improved low-B/C# connection, One-piece, hand-hammered bell, Metal resonator pads, Lighter thumb hook...

Yamaha YTS-875 EXS Tenor Saxophone

Tenor saxophone

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Master class, Adjustable front F-flap, High F # key, Adjustable thumb rest, Tempered brass, Silver plated, Includes case and mouthpiece,...

P.Mauriat PMSA-86 UL Alto Saxophone

Alto Saxophone

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High F# key, Large bell, Phosphor bronze body, bell and neck, Hand-engraved bell and bow, Unlacquered surface, Real abalone inlays on the finger...

Forestone Tenor Sax RX Unlacquered

Bb Tenor saxophone

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Powerful and modern sound, Flexible use - suitable for all styles, Mortared tone holes, Hand engraved bell, Pisoni upholstery with metal...

Yamaha YAS-875 EX B Alto Saxophone

Alto saxophone

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Master class, With V1 bow, Powerful, flexible sound, High-fis flap, Adjustable front F-flap, Adjustable thumb rest, Black patent, Includes case and...

Yamaha YAS-875 EX S Alto Saxophone

Alto saxophone

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Master class, With V1 bow, Powerful, flexible sound, High-fis flap, Adjustable front F-flap, Adjustable thumb rest, Silver plated, Includes case...

Rampone & Cazzani R1 Jazz Bb-Tenor Sax AU

Jazz Bb Tenor Saxophone

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Big bore, Made of gold brass for a soft sound, Hand hammered neck, Body and bell, Gold-plated body, Inside of the bell and keys in vintage look,...

Rampone & Cazzani 2008/TV/BRS Two Voices

Tenor saxophone

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Special model with handmade engraving and manufacturer certificate, Body made of bronze, Bell made of sterling silver, Includes accessories and...

Keilwerth SX 90R Alto Saxophone Black

Alto Saxophone

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Keys with gold lacquer, Mother of pearl inlays, Adjustable thumb rest, Ø 133 mm bell, Rolled tone holes, Adjustable trill key, Leather pad with...