Best saxophone brands

I'm going to get a alto saxaphone for middle school band and i was wondering what some name brands for saxaphones are?

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May 05, 2009
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Best middle grade saxes for the best buy
by: Cosmo

I have been playing saxes for 40 years. As a semi prof. one is always looking for the best sound and look for the best price. I have played Selmers, too dark, Yamahas, too brite. Bundy's action to shitty. My pick is the Jupiter Alto saxophone, silver plate body with or gold plate keys. Plays as soft as a flute or as brassy as a cornet.

May 30, 2009
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Best Sax
by: Anonymous

For a student sax, Yamaha YAS23 or the Selmer-Conn Prelude. However, you can find much better quality instruments that are used. We A/B'd several new and used saxophones and found a King Cleveland, made in Ohio, for about $125.00 less then the two very popular models aforementioed. The sound quality and action were much superior. Test 'em out before you buy them!

Jun 07, 2009
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Cleveland King
by: Cosmo

If you found a C.K. for 125 bucks. Gold mine. Not for value, but for sound! Tom Gavin, lead Alto for Count Basie died about 20 years ago. That was the make and model of sax that he played among others, of course. Last time I played in a band with him was the middle 80's. He sat behind his music stand and heard me playing my Clarinet on first chair and said, "You need to be playing a sax" during the rehearsal. So I did. So I am today...

Jul 02, 2010
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sax
by: Anonymous

First of all, you need to learn how to spell before you place any comments here. And second, i think that the Jean Baptiste is one of the better saxophones out there.

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