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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
Comes with case, mouthpiece, ligature and care products.

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

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EtudeEAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone
 
4.1

(based on 42 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (28)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (3)
  • Easy to play (3)
  • Quality craftsmanship (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

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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it's ok

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...Read complete review

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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1.0

I wouldn't buy it again.

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from Indio,Ca

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Comments about Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone:

The instrument came out broken.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
1.0

Don't waste your money

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from Wyoming

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Comments about Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone:

This instrument may be cheap, but the money you save on the initial purchase you will have to spend, and then some later because you will either have to buy a new one. The local repair shop has said they won't repair these because they can't get the parts. The students that have brought these into the band hall where I teach have had adjustment issues within a month and have such a harsh, gross tone that I end up giving them a school horn anyway.

 
5.0

Very quality product for the price!

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from Jackson, Ms

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Comments about Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone:

Our 11 year old daughter was selected to play the alto saxophone in her school band but we had no idea how expensive they could be. We have not had any problems and it plays really well. And the price was very good!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

satisfaction Gauranteed

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from Lake Arrowhead

Verified Buyer

Comments about Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone:

Shipping was super fast
For my sons fourth grade band
Product was in great condition
Packaging was like you could send it to the moon and there would be no scratches on the product!

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  • No
 
5.0

Great quality for price point and perfect 1st sax

By 

from Kansas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone:

Sounds great looks expensive and perfect for 1st time student

Service and delivery comments:

Came fast could of waited 2 weeks for labor day sale and saved $40 but school was on.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

good product!

By 

from Saint Paul

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Comments about Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone:

The product do exactly what I expect!

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great instrument for the price.

By 

from Williamsport PA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Play
  • Quality Craftsmanship
  • Rich Sound
  • Warm Tone

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone:

      Just returning to playing after 35 years. Great choice of an affordable instrument.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Great value, well in tune with the right mouthpiece.

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      from Howell, MI

      About Me Professional Musician

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      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Play
      • Quality Craftsmanship

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • School Bands

        Comments about Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone:

        I bought this horn when it was remarkably on sale for under $200. It has been great for me. I'm a woodwind specialist and play in a lot of pit orchestras. I needed a sturdy horn that wouldn't break the bank and was reliable. This is it. I've used this horn on numerous shows that are heavy on saxophone and had no problems with tuning.

        I found the spring on the E-flat key to be very stiff, but I was able to bend it a bit and make it more comfortable. The left hand pinky cluster is in an odd angle, but nothing too awful that can't be worked around.

        The mouthpiece was awful. When ordering the horn I also ordered a new Yamaha mouthpiece and rovner ligature to go with it. It's helped a lot. I'm not ashamed to play this horn in a professional pit orchestra.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        sounds good

        By 

        from kansas

        About Me Child

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        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Play
        • Quality Craftsmanship
        • Rich Sound
        • Warm Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Jazz Clubs
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Etude EAS-100 Student Alto Saxophone:

          good student sax for school, this one replaced an Accent brand saxophone financed, through school for $1100.00. the only functional difference we can see between the two is the Etude has slightly thinner felt cushions on the the valve mechanisms. the etude definitely sounds better to our ears.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          GOOD PURCHASE

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          from IRVINGTON NEW JERSEY

          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.

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