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    Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone
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    Yamaha YTS-62III Professional Tenor Saxophone Yamaha YTS-62III Professional Tenor Saxophone
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    Allora Paris Series Professional Alto Saxophone Allora Paris Series Professional Alto Saxophone
    Allora Paris Series Professional Alto Saxophone

    Featuring ribbed construction, a red brass body, Pisoni Pro pads, hand engraving, and a choice of finishes,...

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    Allora Student Series Tenor Saxophone Model AATS-301 Allora Student Series Tenor Saxophone Model AATS-301
    Allora Student Series Tenor Saxophone Model AATS-301

    Free blowing and offers excellent intonation.

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    Allora Vienna Series Intermediate Straight Soprano Saxophone with Two Necks Allora Vienna Series Intermediate Straight Soprano Saxophone with Two Necks
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    The Vienna Series Straight soprano saxophone ia a value priced intermediate saxophone that features two necks,...

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    Allora Student Series Alto Saxophone Model AAAS-301 Allora Student Series Alto Saxophone Model AAAS-301
    Allora Student Series Alto Saxophone Model AAAS-301

    Rich, strong, even sound. ideal for the advancing player or doubler on a budget.

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    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
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    Allora AASS-301 Series Student Soprano Saxophone Allora AASS-301 Series Student Soprano Saxophone
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    Yamaha YAS-62III Professional Alto Saxophone Yamaha YAS-62III Professional Alto Saxophone
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    Yamaha YTS-875EX Custom Tenor Saxophone Yamaha YTS-875EX Custom Tenor Saxophone
    Yamaha YTS-875EX Custom Tenor Saxophone

    Based on the original Yamaha Custom tenor saxophone, the Yamaha YTS-875EX tenor saxophone has been retooled to...

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    Allora Vienna Series Intermediate Tenor Saxophone Allora Vienna Series Intermediate Tenor Saxophone
    Allora Vienna Series Intermediate Tenor Saxophone

    The Vienna Series Tenor Saxophone is a free blowing sax with a good scale. Features include a fully ribbed...

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    Allora Vienna Series Intermediate Alto Saxophone Allora Vienna Series Intermediate Alto Saxophone
    Allora Vienna Series Intermediate Alto Saxophone

    The Vienna Series Alto saxophone is a value priced intermediate horn that features a fully ribbed body,...

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    Yamaha YBS-52 Intermediate Baritone Saxophone Yamaha YBS-52 Intermediate Baritone Saxophone
    Yamaha YBS-52 Intermediate Baritone Saxophone

    The Yamaha YBS-52 baritone saxophone the baritone saxophone most requested from its school bid department. The...

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    Jupiter JBS1000 Deluxe Baritone Saxophone Jupiter JBS1000 Deluxe Baritone Saxophone
    Jupiter JBS1000 Deluxe Baritone Saxophone

    A great buy for a first baritone or for the doubler, the JBS1000 Deluxe Baritone Saxophone has all of the...

    $4,429.00
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    Yamaha YAS-26 Standard Alto Saxophone Yamaha YAS-26 Standard Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $2,124.00
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    Yamaha YSS-875EX Custom EX Soprano Saxophone Yamaha YSS-875EX Custom EX Soprano Saxophone
    Yamaha YSS-875EX Custom EX Soprano Saxophone

    Lower vent tube. Revised key post rib plate. Ergonomic key design. Bullet tip adjustment screw. Hand engraved...

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    Allora Paris Series Professional Baritone Saxophone Allora Paris Series Professional Baritone Saxophone
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    Yamaha YAS-82ZII Custom Z Alto Saxophone Yamaha YAS-82ZII Custom Z Alto Saxophone
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    Allora Paris Series Professional Straight Soprano Saxophone with 2 Necks Allora Paris Series Professional Straight Soprano Saxophone with 2 Necks
    Allora Paris Series Professional Straight Soprano Saxophone...

    A professional quality sax, the Paris Series Straight Soprano Saxophone features two necks, ribbed...

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    Yamaha YTS-480 Intermediate Bb Tenor Saxophone Yamaha YTS-480 Intermediate Bb Tenor Saxophone
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    Yamaha YAS-875EXII Custom Series Alto Saxophone Yamaha YAS-875EXII Custom Series Alto Saxophone
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    Yamaha YAS-480 Intermediate Eb Alto Saxophone Yamaha YAS-480 Intermediate Eb Alto Saxophone
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    Allora Chicago Jazz Alto Saxophone Allora Chicago Jazz Alto Saxophone
    Allora Chicago Jazz Alto Saxophone

    The Chicago Jazz Alto Saxophone features ribbed construction, Pisoni pads, floral engraving on bell and bow, ...

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    P. Mauriat PMXT-66R Series Professional Tenor Saxophone P. Mauriat PMXT-66R Series Professional Tenor Saxophone
    P. Mauriat PMXT-66R Series Professional Tenor Saxophone

    PMXT-66R Series Saxophones incorporate P. Mauriat's unique rolling process which requires no soldering. Tone...

    Starting at $3,399.00
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    Yamaha YTS-82ZII Custom Z Tenor Saxophone Yamaha YTS-82ZII Custom Z Tenor Saxophone
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    Yamaha YTS-26 Standard Tenor Saxophone Yamaha YTS-26 Standard Tenor Saxophone
    Starting at $2,680.00
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    Selmer Paris Series III Model 62 Jubilee Edition Alto Saxophone Selmer Paris Series III Model 62 Jubilee Edition Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $6,939.00
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    Allora Vienna Series Intermediate Curved Soprano Saxophone Allora Vienna Series Intermediate Curved Soprano Saxophone
    Allora Vienna Series Intermediate Curved Soprano Saxophone

    The Allora Vienna Series Saxophones are a great value for schools on a budget as well as individuals looking...

    $749.00
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    Bundy BTS-300 Tenor Saxophone Outfit Bundy BTS-300 Tenor Saxophone Outfit
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    Andreas Eastman ETS640 Professional Tenor Saxophone Andreas Eastman ETS640 Professional Tenor Saxophone
    Starting at $2,720.00
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    Allora Paris Series Professional Tenor Saxophone Allora Paris Series Professional Tenor Saxophone
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    P. Mauriat PMXA-67R Series Professional Alto Saxophone P. Mauriat PMXA-67R Series Professional Alto Saxophone
    P. Mauriat PMXA-67R Series Professional Alto Saxophone

    PMXA-67R Series Saxophones incorporate P. Mauriat's unique rolling process which requires no soldering. Tone...

    Starting at $2,579.00
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    Selmer Paris Series II Model 52 Jubilee Edition Alto Saxophone Selmer Paris Series II Model 52 Jubilee Edition Alto Saxophone
    Starting at $6,169.00
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    Selmer SBS280R La Voix II Baritone Saxophone Selmer SBS280R La Voix II Baritone Saxophone
    Selmer SBS280R La Voix II Baritone Saxophone

    The acoustic response of the Selmer LaVoix II baritone sax is quick and fluid through all registers, and the...

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    P. Mauriat System 76 Professional Alto Saxophone P. Mauriat System 76 Professional Alto Saxophone
    P. Mauriat System 76 Professional Alto Saxophone

    With an expanded bore and bell the P. Mauriat System 76 Alto Saxophone produces a bigger sound with a core...

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    P. Mauriat PMSS-2400 DK Curved Soprano Saxophone P. Mauriat PMSS-2400 DK Curved Soprano Saxophone
    Starting at $2,379.00
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    Allora Chicago Jazz Tenor Saxophone Allora Chicago Jazz Tenor Saxophone
    Allora Chicago Jazz Tenor Saxophone

    The Chicago Jazz Tenor Saxophone features ribbed construction, Pisoni pads, floral engraving on bell and bow,...

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    Yanagisawa WO20 Series Alto Saxophone Yanagisawa WO20 Series Alto Saxophone
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    International Woodwind Model 661 Bass Saxophone International Woodwind Model 661 Bass Saxophone
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    Allora Paris Series Professional Black Nickel Baritone Saxophone Allora Paris Series Professional Black Nickel Baritone Saxophone
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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.

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