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Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone 

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Well-made student sax with rugged bracing.

Made out of fine metals for superior tone production with an attractive finish, the Etude EAS-100 is the perfect instrument for starting out on the alto saxophone. It is solid, reliable and available for a great price. The keywork, pads, and adjustment all work together to make tone production easier, more consistent, and stronger. And the bell brace and construction help make it as durable as possible. Particularly notable in this regard are the bracing on the undeerside of the neck and the bell-to-body brace. It also has a nice, strong metal palm rest. Includes case, mouthpiece, cap, and ligature.

Etude believes believe that price should not be a barrier to experiencing the growth and joy that comes from making music. That' why Etude offers you five of the most popular woodwind and brass instruments at an incredible price: flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, and trombone. And no matter which you choose, you get a great design and outstanding construction that will give you years of musical enjoyment. See for yourself!

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  • Excellent tone production
  • Easy to play
  • Mechanically reliable

Order now and give your music student every chance to excel.

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EtudeEAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone
 
4.2

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

71%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

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Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent Buy

I was really impressed when I received the instrument. I bought it for my Grand Nephew to finish out his Senior year in H.S. I am a professional musician for over 50 years and...Read complete review

I was really impressed when I received the instrument. I bought it for my Grand Nephew to finish out his Senior year in H.S. I am a professional musician for over 50 years and I am also a retired USAF Bandsmen. The sax is in a very sturdy case that will take a lot of abuse. I played on the horn in it's full range and everything was very nice. I wasn't impressed with the mouthpiece and if the player is an intermediate musician I suggest another mouthpiece. Consult your teacher. The intonation was very good as was it's tone. There is no marching lira with it but those are cheap. You do get a very nice music stand with it in the accessory pack. A plus is the adjustment on the articulated G#. This is a feature found only on very expensive horns. The only bad thing was a mis-adjustment on the Articulated B flat Bis key (B flat 1 and 4 fingering) A beginner is highly unlikely to use this fingering and it will not be a problem. This is a minor adjustment!!! and may have only been on this horn. Most shops wouldn't charge much to do it and maybe even nothing at all. The finish is really nice. There is very adequate guarding on the lower keys and also a guard for the longer keys and rods. I could find no serious fault with this instrument and the price is incredible. The pro musician might consider the Etude as a backup horn

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Disappointed

We bought this saxophone for my 11 year old son in April 2011 as a first instrument as it had such great reviews. He has enjoyed playing it and all seemed fine until now....Read complete review

We bought this saxophone for my 11 year old son in April 2011 as a first instrument as it had such great reviews. He has enjoyed playing it and all seemed fine until now. One year later, we are experiencing the problem of notes not playing. I have just taken it to a repair shop and was informed it had major manufacturer flaws. I was told eventually the metal is going to break because it was so thin and the cement is coming off. It was temporarily repaired but the problem will occur again and the condition of the instrument will worsen. To fix the flaws the repair cost quoted was $200! Clearly we are not going to pay half again to fix a low quality saxophone so will have to upgrade to a more expensive one. We are most disappointed to have purchased this instrument. My son is very careful and not the kind of child who would be careless - it appears this is just a low quality item. What a waste of money.

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5.0

GOOD PURCHASE

By 

from Irvington NJ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone:

THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL SAX. I BOUGHT IT FOR MYSELF. I ALWAYS WANTED TO LEARN TO PLAY THE SAX AND THIS IS GREAT INSTRUMENT TO START WITH. VERY HAPPY WITH IT IT WAS A GOOD PURCHASE.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Great Horn if you replace Mouthpiece + Reed

By 

from New jersey

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Solid Horn For Price

Cons

  • Mouthpiece Very Basic
  • Replace Mouthpiece
  • Replace Reed

Best Uses

    Comments about Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone:

    I would Reccomend this horn whenever the promo code is available for it. A good value for the price. I believe I got it for 240 when I used my promo code on it. You need to replace the mouthpiece + reed if you want to get some real playing out of it. I replaced with Meyer 5 + Green Java 3 but that is just my preference.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Excellent

    By 

    from WNY

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Saxophone
    • Very Happy With This Alto

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone:

        This is my sons first year playing saxophone the EAS 100 Student Alto Saxophone is of great quality for the price. I would highly recommend this for anyone starting out.

         
        5.0

        Wonderful

        By 

        from Texas

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone:

        I bought this sax for my grandson to start Jr high band with. He was very pleased with the instrument and so was his director. He loves it now and brings it with him for visits so he can show us how well he is doing. I'm so glad we bought this one for him.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        3.0

        it's ok

        By 

        from Redlands, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Affordable
        • Best At This Price Range
        • New

        Cons

        • Low Quality
        • Poor Keywork
        • Weak Metal

        Best Uses

        • 1st Year
        • Absolute Beginner
        • Learn Basics Of Playing

        Comments about Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone:

        This saxophone should only be considered for an absolute beginner, or someone who hasn't played in many years and wants to get back into it. I fit in the latter category, so it fits my purposes relatively well. I also wanted to see if I'd be motivated enough to be disciplined in practicing seriously and not have to drop a lot of cash to figure that out. If I continue to play regularly, I will definintely outgrow this instrument in about a year or two. The reasons: 1. Side right keys are very low in position and awkward to access, makes playing fast passages very difficult without having to move your hands a ton. 2. Side F# key is also awkward to access and it rubs against the E key if it's depressed. 3. Shoddy craftsmanship; there are metal shavings stuck inside the wall of the body, particularly around the joint between the main body and horn, the lower octave port near the neck joint, and the high octave port on the neck; this has been causing my silk swab to catch and rip when I wipe it after playing. 4. Intonation is not the greatest, but if you have a good ear and practice how to adjust pitch with embouchure, vocal cavity, etc. you can compensate with any horn, even the cheapest. I wouldn't say this is the worst horn; I've played others around this price range and they were terrible. I actually ordered the Allora before this one and had to return it because the intonation was sooo bad it made playing not even fun. Bottom line: If you have the cash, even if you're a beginner, go with something in the intermediate model price range. I can't recommend that enough. Playing an instrument is an investment and it would be best to start on a better instrument if you can afford it. I'd recommend a Yamaha student model, and second a Bundy if that's a bit more affordable. A Yamaha student can get you there and back and can even get you through college (I've seen some of my colleagues play on Yamaha student models when doubling as their second instrument in college). With all that said, if you can't afford to start with something better, which is where I am (but I've played sax for about 5 years in high school and beginning of college, and now have two degrees in music performance - not in saxophone), this is the horn to start on at this price range. Just be prepared for looking into something better relatively soon, even as soon as a year.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Great pieace for the beginner

        By 

        from Santa Clara

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone:

        you need to buy a separate mouthpiece to have a great sound. Look nice, fit for my 9 yr old son. Price is great too.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        Don't waste your money

        By 

        from Dallas, Texas

        Comments about Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone:

        Bought this horn to see if I liked playing alto saxophone instead of bass clarinet. Fell in love with alto sax right away, however I can't say that for this instrument. Horn is plagued with a myriad of problems: extreme pitchiness, pads sticking, parts falling off, corks detaching, key covers coming unglued, oxidation of neck (where it joins the body. All of this in less than 4 months. I would not put a student through trying to learn how to play an instrument from the ground up on this instrument. Inexpensive doesn't always mean value.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great Student Sax

        By 

        from Oakley California

        Site Member

        Comments about Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone:

        I recently bought this saxophone for my 5th grade son. He is just beginning in band. It is the perfect instrument for him. It has a great sound and wasn't too expensive. It was actually cheaper to buy him this sax than to rent him one for the school year.

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Etude alto saxophone

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        from Ohatchee, Alabama

        Site Member

        Comments about Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone:

        My son loves his new saxophone. He says he plays better on it than his old one. I would recommend this website as well as this product to any parent.

        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Solid Value

        By 

        from Egg Harbor Township, NJ

        Site Member

        Comments about Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone:

        I purchased this horn to compliment my tenor, although it is very out of tune to start off with, once you replace the mouthpiece(I replaced with the Yamaha 4C), ligature, and reed it is a solid horn that has a great sound in the right hands.

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