Saxophones

  1. All Products(193)

Results  1 - 40  of 193 matches

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 Next >
Display:
  • 20
  • 40
  • 60
  1. On Sale
    Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone
    $249.99
    Was:  
    $399.99
    • On Sale Now!
    CompareCompare Now
  2. Top Rated
    Yamaha YTS-62III Professional Tenor Saxophone Yamaha YTS-62III Professional Tenor Saxophone
    Starting at $3,443.99
    CompareCompare Now
  3. On Sale
    Allora Paris Series Professional Alto Saxophone Allora Paris Series Professional Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $1,099.99
    Was:  
    $1,499.99+
    • On Sale Now!
    CompareCompare Now
  4. On Sale
    Allora Vienna Series Intermediate Alto Saxophone Allora Vienna Series Intermediate Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $699.99
    Was:  
    $1,099.99+
    • On Sale Now!
    CompareCompare Now
  5. Top Rated
    Yamaha YAS-62III Professional Alto Saxophone Yamaha YAS-62III Professional Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $3,091.99
    1 Open Box:
    $2,473.59
    CompareCompare Now
  6. Top Rated
    Yamaha YBS-52 Intermediate Baritone Saxophone Yamaha YBS-52 Intermediate Baritone Saxophone
    $5,636.99
    CompareCompare Now
  7. On Sale
    Allora Paris Series Professional Tenor Saxophone Allora Paris Series Professional Tenor Saxophone
    Starting at $1,299.99
    Was:  
    $1,949.99+
    • On Sale Now!
    CompareCompare Now
  8. On Sale
    Bundy BAS-300 Student Alto Saxophone Bundy BAS-300 Student Alto Saxophone
    $899.99
    Was:  
    $1,049.00
    • On Sale Now!
    CompareCompare Now
  9. On Sale
    Allora Student Series Alto Saxophone Model AAAS-301 Allora Student Series Alto Saxophone Model AAAS-301
    $349.99
    Was:  
    $499.99
    • On Sale Now!
    CompareCompare Now
  10. On Sale
    Allora Vienna Series Intermediate Tenor Saxophone Allora Vienna Series Intermediate Tenor Saxophone
    Starting at $849.99
    Was:  
    $1,599.99+
    • On Sale Now!
    CompareCompare Now
  11. Top Rated
    Yamaha YAS-875EXII Custom Series Alto Saxophone Yamaha YAS-875EXII Custom Series Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $4,204.99
    CompareCompare Now
  12. On Sale
    Allora Student Series Tenor Saxophone Model AATS-301 Allora Student Series Tenor Saxophone Model AATS-301
    $449.99
    Was:  
    $699.99
    1 Open Box:
    $359.99
    • On Sale Now!
    CompareCompare Now
  13. On Sale
    Allora Chicago Jazz Tenor Saxophone Allora Chicago Jazz Tenor Saxophone
    $1,599.99
    Was:  
    $1,999.99
    • On Sale Now!
    CompareCompare Now
  14. Top Rated
    Yamaha YAS-82ZII Custom Z Alto Saxophone Yamaha YAS-82ZII Custom Z Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $4,204.99
    CompareCompare Now
  15. Best Seller
    Yamaha YTS-26 Standard Tenor Saxophone Yamaha YTS-26 Standard Tenor Saxophone
    Starting at $2,734.00
    2 Open Box:
    $2,050.50
    CompareCompare Now
  16. On Sale
    Allora Vienna Series Intermediate Baritone Saxophone Allora Vienna Series Intermediate Baritone Saxophone
    $1,999.99
    Was:  
    $3,129.99
    • On Sale Now!
    CompareCompare Now
  17. 10% In Rewards
    Selmer SAS280 La Voix II Alto Saxophone Outfit Selmer SAS280 La Voix II Alto Saxophone Outfit
    Starting at $2,569.00
    1 Open Box:
    $2,055.20
    CompareCompare Now
  18. Best Seller
    Yamaha YTS-480 Intermediate Bb Tenor Saxophone Yamaha YTS-480 Intermediate Bb Tenor Saxophone
    Starting at $2,865.99
    CompareCompare Now
  19. 10% In Rewards
    Prelude by Conn-Selmer Prelude by Conn-Selmer AS711 Student Model Alto Saxophone Prelude by Conn-Selmer Prelude by Conn-Selmer AS711 Student Model Alto Saxophone
    $839.00
    CompareCompare Now
  20. Top Rated
    Yamaha YTS-82ZII Custom Z Tenor Saxophone Yamaha YTS-82ZII Custom Z Tenor Saxophone
    Starting at $4,821.99
    1 Open Box:
    $4,251.99
    CompareCompare Now
  21. Best Seller
    Yamaha YAS-26 Standard Alto Saxophone Yamaha YAS-26 Standard Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $2,166.00
    1 Open Box:
    $1,725.75
    CompareCompare Now
  22. Top Rated
    Jupiter JBS1000 Deluxe Baritone Saxophone Jupiter JBS1000 Deluxe Baritone Saxophone
    $4,399.00
    CompareCompare Now
  23. Top Rated
    Yamaha YAS-480 Intermediate Eb Alto Saxophone Yamaha YAS-480 Intermediate Eb Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $2,488.99
    CompareCompare Now
  24. On Sale
    Allora Paris Series Professional Black Nickel Baritone Saxophone Allora Paris Series Professional Black Nickel Baritone Saxophone
    $2,799.99
    Was:  
    $3,799.99
    • On Sale Now!
    CompareCompare Now
  25. Top Rated
    P. Mauriat System 76 Professional Tenor Saxophone P. Mauriat System 76 Professional Tenor Saxophone
    Starting at $3,529.00
    CompareCompare Now
  26. On Sale
    Bundy BTS-300 Tenor Saxophone Outfit Bundy BTS-300 Tenor Saxophone Outfit
    $1,019.99
    Was:  
    $1,189.00
    • On Sale Now!
    CompareCompare Now
  27. On Sale
    P. Mauriat PMSA-57GC Intermediate Alto Saxophone P. Mauriat PMSA-57GC Intermediate Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $1,099.99
    Was:  
    $1,699.99+
    • On Sale Now!
    CompareCompare Now
  28. On Sale
    Allora Paris Series Professional Straight Soprano Saxophone with 2 Necks Allora Paris Series Professional Straight Soprano Saxophone with 2 Necks
    Starting at $999.99
    Was:  
    $1,199.99+
    • On Sale Now!
    CompareCompare Now
  29. Top Rated
    Yamaha YTS-875EX Custom Tenor Saxophone Yamaha YTS-875EX Custom Tenor Saxophone
    Starting at $4,821.99
    CompareCompare Now
  30. On Sale
    Allora Chicago Jazz Alto Saxophone Allora Chicago Jazz Alto Saxophone
    $1,499.99
    Was:  
    $1,799.99
    1 Open Box:
    $1,124.99
    • On Sale Now!
    CompareCompare Now
  31. Top Rated
    P. Mauriat PMB-301GL Professional Baritone Saxophone P. Mauriat PMB-301GL Professional Baritone Saxophone
    $5,129.00
    CompareCompare Now
  32. On Sale
    Allora Paris Series Professional Baritone Saxophone Allora Paris Series Professional Baritone Saxophone
    Starting at $2,699.99
    Was:  
    $3,629.99+
    • On Sale Now!
    CompareCompare Now
  33. On Sale
    Allora Vienna Series Intermediate Straight Soprano Saxophone with Two Necks Allora Vienna Series Intermediate Straight Soprano Saxophone with Two Necks
    $549.99
    Was:  
    $1,099.99
    1 Open Box:
    $439.99
    • On Sale Now!
    CompareCompare Now
  34. On Sale
    Allora AASS-301 Series Student Soprano Saxophone Allora AASS-301 Series Student Soprano Saxophone
    $449.99
    Was:  
    $499.99
    • On Sale Now!
    CompareCompare Now
  35. 10% In Rewards
    Selmer 400 Series Alto Saxophone Selmer 400 Series Alto Saxophone
    $2,232.00
    CompareCompare Now
  36. On Sale
    Allora Vienna Series Intermediate Curved Soprano Saxophone Allora Vienna Series Intermediate Curved Soprano Saxophone
    $599.99
    Was:  
    $799.99
    • On Sale Now!
    CompareCompare Now
  37. 10% In Rewards
    Selmer BS500 Baritone Saxophone Selmer BS500 Baritone Saxophone
    $5,259.00
    CompareCompare Now
  38. Best Seller
    Andreas Eastman ETS640 Professional Tenor Saxophone Andreas Eastman ETS640 Professional Tenor Saxophone
    Starting at $2,720.00
    CompareCompare Now
  39. Top Rated
    Yamaha YBS-62 Professional Baritone Saxophone Yamaha YBS-62 Professional Baritone Saxophone
    $8,596.99
    CompareCompare Now
  40. Best Seller
    P. Mauriat PMB-300 Professional Baritone Saxophone P. Mauriat PMB-300 Professional Baritone Saxophone
    Starting at $5,999.00
    CompareCompare Now
Display:
  • 20
  • 40
  • 60

Results  1 - 40  of 193 matches

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 Next >

When Adolphe Sax set out to invent a new instrument, he wanted to create something that bridged the gap between the brass section and the woodwinds. The result was the saxophone which couples a strong vocal quality with woodwind-like agility and provides an ideal balance. While the saxophone is made of brass, it is classified as a woodwind as its sound is produced by the oscillations of a single reed. The saxophone has the mouthpiece of a clarinet, the body of the now outdated ophicleide, and the acoustic properties of the French horn. Each saxophone has 20-23 keys. The keying for the left hand is modeled after the keying of the oboe and the right hand keying is closely related to Boehm’s system for the clarinet. The u-curved shape of the saxophone has become iconic to the instrument and while soprano and sopranino saxophones are traditionally made without a curve, some have come to adopt the u-shape as a sort of testament to the saxophone.

Flutist and clarinetist Adolphe Sax worked in his father’s instrument shop making ophicleides and clarinets. In 1846 he patented the saxophone with seven different models in two groups. The orchestral series in the patent never really took off but the saxophones in B flat and E flat designed for military bands became immediately popular and are the predecessors to most contemporary saxophones. After the patent expired, some improvements were made by various other instrument makers including the addition of an extra key, the extension of the bell, and other minor changes that that made the fingering more accessible.

The composer Hector Berlioz was one of the first people to be introduced to Sax’s new instrument. In 1844, he included the saxophone in an arrangement called “Chant Sacre” at a concert of choral work. Later that year, the saxophone made its first orchestral debut at the Paris Conservatory in the opera “Last King of Juda.”

Initially, the saxophone was most popular for what it was intended for, as a military instrument. It has since become an integral part to concert music and big band and will also be found in symphonies, operas, choral music, and chamber music. Since it is closely related to two sections of instruments, it is often chosen to double a woodwind or brass instrument.

In contemporary times, the saxophone is usually performed as a solo instrument with a rhythm section. It is also used in a sax quartet or as part of a big band. Marcel Mule and Daniel Deffayet were saxophone professors at the Conservatoire de Paris who led respected saxophone quartets and the Mule quartet has served as an example for many acts following it. However, some non-traditional quartets exist such as James Fei’s Alto Quartet composed entirely of alto saxophones. Saxophone groups may even contain as many as 52 saxophonists like the group Urban Sax. Other influential and well-known saxophonists include John Coltrane who was part of Miles Davis’ quartet and Stan Getz whose quartet recorded the 1960s popular song “The Girl from Impanema.” Today’s preeminent jazz saxophone quartet is the World Saxophone Quartet and saxophones can also be heard in pop and rock music with groups like Pink Floyd.

Woodwind & Brasswind offers a wide selection of alto, soprano, tenor, baritone, and bass saxophones. Find your perfect saxophone whether you are new to the instrument or a seasoned professional.

© Woodwind & Brasswind. All rights reserved.     Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Accessibility Statement

You are changing the Ship-To country.

Our product catalog varies by country due to manufacturer restrictions. If you change the Ship-To country, some or all of the items in your cart may not ship to the new destination.