Top 10 Best Saxophones In 2016 Reviews

Last updated March 23, 2017 | Musical Instruments | Lun Sovann

The Saxophone was invented by Antoine Joseph Sax, also known as Adolphe Sax in around 1841. He patented his invention in 1846, in 2 groups of 7 instruments each. 🙂

Today the saxophone is the most widely heard solo wind instrument in jazz and popular music. The saxophone has a singing quality with a commanding low register, rich middle register, and a colorful and exciting range. If you are shopping for a saxophone, it important to decide which one is right for you.

There are 8 different sizes of saxophones. These include Soprano sax which is the highest pitched one, Alto and Tenor which are more moderately middle toned and Baritone sax, Contrabass Sax, Sub Contrabass and Bass Sax which are the lowest pitched. The most commonly used are the Soprano, Tenor and Bass Sax. Tenor and Alto Sax being the most popular.

Regardless of which type of Sax you want, you have to decide among 3 instrument quality levels. These are student, intermediate or professional. Students Saxes are starter instruments which are affordable and are designed to encourage and keep neophytes committed to developing their skills.

Student Saxes are comfortable to starters and produce Pleasant tones easily. The intermediate Saxes are the ones that fall between the student and the professional. 😉

These don’t produce the fullness tone of the professional models. Yet, they are a solid step up from the student models.

10.Le’Var Student Alto Saxophone

Le’Var Student Alto Saxophone

Le’Var Student Alto Saxophone has a gold lacquered brass finish with nickel keys. It has ergonomic key shapes. This is an ideal instrument for beginning on an alto sax. 🙂

The pads, key work, and adjustments work in unison to make tone production more consistent, stronger and easier. The ball brace and it design help to make it durable.

This Sax will appeal to the beginner because it is shiny and beautiful. Pride of ownership as always inspires practice. Practice makes perfect. If there is a child you would like to learn music this is an ideal instrument to get for it. More so, the great design and remarkable construction will ensure years of fun.

  • Color: Gold/Nickel
  • Weight: 10.6 pounds
  • Measures: 29 x 8 x 12 inches
  • Manufacturer: Le’Var

9. Yamaha Alto Saxophone

Yamaha Alto Saxophone

This Yamaha student Sax combines the state of the art production expertise with design features of Yamaha professional custom Sax. 😉

The sax gives the response, intonation and tone needed to assist upcoming musicians achieve success. It includes an improved Low B – Connection.

The professional features combined with Yamaha durability make this Sax a great choice for any beginner. It has a redesigned neck which improves response and ease of play. It also enhances the durability of the mechanism.

The Sax has an adjustable thumb rest to enable precise and comfortable fingering and hand position. More so, the improved mechanism from low B-C provides for the consistent closing of the low C key.

It also encourages a clear response from notes in the low range of the Sax.

  • Color: Gold
  • Weight: 14.6 pounds
  • Measures: 25.7 x 13.9 x 8.1 inches
  • Manufacturer: Yamaha

8. Glory Gold Lacquer B Flat Tenor Saxophone

Glory Gold Lacquer B Flat Tenor Saxophone

This is a high quality B Flat Tenor Sax. The Saxes are tested by a professional quality inspector to ensure they meet the standards. 😉

It features hand engraved bell decoration, adjustable key height screws with metal thumb rest, high quality leather pads with metal resonators and accurate sound finger positions to allow your fingers to rest easy.

It includes 11 pieces of reed, 8 piece mouth cushions, mouth piece, hard shell case, neck strap, cleaning rod and cloth, a pair of gloves and screwdriver. 😀

  • Color: Gold
  • Weight: 16.8 pounds
  • Measures: 32.7 x 14.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Manufacturer: Glory

7. Legacy Student Intermediate Alto Saxophone

Legacy Student Intermediate Alto Saxophone

This is a premium quality student or upgrade Alto Sax in clear Lacquer finish. The pads, key work, and adjustments work in unison to make tone production more consistent, stronger and easier.

The ball brace and it design help to make it durable. This Sax will appeal to the beginner because it is shiny and beautiful. Pride of ownership as always inspires practice. 😀

Practice makes perfect. If you have a child you would like to teach music this is an ideal instrument to get for it. More so, the great design and remarkable construction will ensure years of fun. It has great quality, intonation, and excellent value.

  • Color: Gold
  • Weight: 7 pounds
  • Measures: 30 x 10 x 12 inches
  • Manufacturer: Legacy

6. Etude Student Alto Saxophone

Etude Student Alto Saxophone

This Sax is made of fine metals to ensure superior tone quality. This is an ideal instrument for beginning on an Alto Sax. 😉

The pads, key work, and adjustments work in unison to make tone production more consistent, stronger and easier. The ball brace and it design help to make it durable.

This Sax will appeal to the beginner because it is shiny and beautiful. Pride of ownership as always inspires practice. Practice makes perfect. 😀

If there is someone you would like to learn music this is an ideal instrument to get for it. More so, the great design and remarkable construction will ensure years of fun.

  • Color: Gold
  • Weight: 9.8 pounds
  • Measures: 24 x 12.8 x 6.5 inches
  • Manufacturer: Etude

5. Mendini Nickel Plared B Flat Tenor Saxophone

Mendini Nickel Plared B Flat Tenor Saxophone

This Mendini Bb with high F key Sax has a gold lacquered body with nickel plated keys. It is an ideal student saxophone and can also be used by players at any level. 😀

It has a large bore, which makes it easier for young players to get a nice, full bodied sound. Also, it has fast action keys that allow for easy play ability for players of all levels.

It has a deep and rich tone with even intonation across the full range. This Sax is made of hand crafted parts, and each Sax is play tested to ensure that the highest standards are met.

It comes with a plush lined nylon covered hard case with a zippered pocket and backpack, a mouthpiece with cap and reed, a neck strap, polish cloth a box of 10 reeds, cleaning rod and a pair of gloves. 😉

  • Color: Gold/ Nickel
  • Weight: 16.2 pounds
  • Measures: 33 x 8 x 14 inches
  • Manufacturer: Mendini

4. Best Choice Products Professional Alto Eb Saxophone

Best Choice Products Professional Alto Eb Saxophone

This is a lightweight Saxophone made of brass with gold finish, and is ease to put together. It is a high quality Eb E Flat Alto Sax at an affordable price.

It features hand engraved bell decoration, adjustable key height screws with metal thumb rest, high quality leather pads with metal resonators and accurate sound finger positions to allow your fingers to rest easy. 😀

It includes reed, cork grease, aglet, mouth piece, hard shell case, and neck strap,

  • Color: Gold
  • Weight: 9 pounds
  • Measures: 25 x 10 x 6 inches
  • Manufacturer: Best Choice Products

3. Glory Professional Alto Saxophone

Glory Professional Alto Saxophone

This is a high quality Eb E Flat Alto Sax. The Saxes are tested by a professional quality inspector to ensure they meet the standards.

It features hand engraved bell decoration, adjustable key height screws with metal thumb rest, high quality leather pads with metal resonators and accurate sound hole positions to allow your fingers to rest easy. 😉

It includes 11 pieces of reed, 8 piece mouth cushions, mouth piece, hard shell case, neck strap, cleaning rod and cloth, a pair of gloves and screwdriver.

  • Color: Gold
  • Weight: 11.4 pounds
  • Measures: 26.5 x 13.7 x 7.5 inches
  • Manufacturer: Glory

2. Lazarro Professional Eb E Flat Alto Saxophone

Lazarro Professional Eb E Flat Alto Saxophone

Lazarro Professional Eb E Flat Alto Saxophone is made of real brass and features hand engraved bell decoration, adjustable key height screws with metal thumb rest, high quality leather pads with metal resonators, and accurate sound positions to allow your fingers to rest easy. 😀

It includes 11 pieces of reed, 8 piece mouth cushions, mouth piece, hard shell case, neck strap, cleaning rod and cloth, a pair of gloves and screwdriver.

  • Color: Black/Gold
  • Weight: 10.2 pounds
  • Measures: 25 x 6 x 12 inches
  • Manufacturer: Lazarro

1. Mendini PB Gold Lacquer E Flat Alto Saxophone

Mendini PB Gold Lacquer E Flat Alto Saxophone

This Mendini Sax is an ideal student saxophone and can also be used by players at any level. It has a large bore, which makes it easier for young players to get a nice, full bodied sound.

Also, it has fast action keys that allow for easy play ability for players of all levels. It has a deep and rich tone with even intonation across the full range.

This Sax is made of hand crafted parts, and each Sax is play tested to ensure that the highest standards are met. It comes with a plush lined nylon covered hard case with a zippered pocket and backpack, a mouthpiece with cap and reed, a neck strap, polish cloth a box of 10 reeds, cleaning rod and a pair of gloves.

  • Color: Gold
  • Weight: 10.4 pounds
  • Measures: 26 x 7 x 13 inches
  • Manufacturer: Mendini

Conclusion:

Finally, the professional Saxes provide a major step up in response, tone, and intonation. They have a lot of handiwork, like hand hammered keys and hand engraving, on the bell. The materials used on the professional Saxes are of the highest quality, which gives them full expression and advanced play ability.

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One thought on “Top 10 Best Saxophones In 2016 Reviews”

  1. Don

    Which is better for a Pro player:
    1 Glory Tenors or Mendini Tenors ?
    Thx

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