Posted Apr 11, 2011 by Brian Jenkins - No Comments

Top 3 Beginner Saxophones for Your Money

Top 3 Beginner Saxophones for Your Money

So you’ve always wanted to play the saxophone, but you can’t afford an instrument? Imagine finding a new instrument, with all the bells and whistles, for under $300. Yup, the deals are out there. You just have to find them.

If you still don’t know what you’re looking for, check out the article, “How to Buy a Saxophone” first. But if your ready to get those lessons started, look below to see just how affordable your first saxophone can be.

Conductor Model 300 Alto Saxophone

Conductor Model 300 Alto Saxophone
The conductor alto saxophone is a great instrument to start lessons with. If you’re on a tight budget, you’re not going to find a quality saxophone for any cheaper than this.

  • Student Alto Saxophone
  • Case/Mouthpiece/Ligature/Neckstrap Included
  • 1 Year Warranty
  • Great Action
  • Price from amazon.com
    • Saxophone and accessories – $329.99
    • Free Shipping
    • Grand Total: $329.99 – Buy it here

 

LJ Hutchen Eb Alto Saxophone

LJ Hutchen
The LJ Hutchen is a bargain saxophone that doesn’t sound or look like a bargain saxophone. It has pinky keys that are made for a young student’s small hands. Don’t worry about it getting worn out either. It has a heavy-duty brace to make sure that when a child jams the neck of the instrument on wrong it won’t get misaligned. It’s made for the beginner from the bottom up.

  • Student Alto Saxophone
  • Case/Mouthpiece/Ligature/Neckstrap/One Reed Included
  • Perfect First Saxophone
  • Price from amazon.com
    • Saxophone and accessories – $479.99
    • Free Shipping
    • Grand Total: $479.99 – Buy it here

 

Allora Student Series Model AAAS-301 Alto Saxophone

Allora Student Series Model AAAS-301 Alto Saxophone
This is one of the better student model horns you can find. It is so good in fact some more experienced players use it as their second saxophone. If you know you’re going to be into sax lessons for a while this would be a great investment.  Update: This saxophone has been listed in this article for some time now.  It was just recently cut from $599.99 to $399.99!  Grab this one before they run out!

  • Student Alto Saxophone
  • Case/Mouthpiece/Ligature/Neckstrap Included
  • For the Advancing Student
  • Price from amazon.com
    • Saxophone and accessories – $379.99
    • Free Shipping
    • Grand Total: $379.99 – Buy it here

 

You can start lessons right away with these prices! It may be tempting to buy a used saxophone but just like when dealing with cars, you have to get lucky. Buying a new saxophone can be just as inexpensive and you don’t have to worry about getting a lemon.

If you have bought any of these saxophones, let us know how it’s working out for you in the comments.  Please note we try to keep this article updated with the latest deals out there!  The last time this article was updated was on 10/10/2012.