A great buy at this price, cheapest out there, very playable and good sound
JAZZARAZZER on 20.05.2013
Inexpensive but good quality tenor sax from thomann. For the price i recommend it highly. Nice tone, good enough intonation, nice ergonomic feel. Springs a bit tight at first so i loosened them for easier action. A little heavier than traditional sax at about 3.7kg. Nice case, strap etc, delivered to dublin in one week for 350euro! Copy of yanagisaw 901 i think. Very well made chinese but checked and guaranteed three years by thomann. Using a Rico Graftonite B5 mouthpiece, the best ive found. THe day i got this mouthpiece i sold my otto link tonemaster. Thats how good it is and for under 20 euro. Rico Plasticote reeds, easy to blow from crisp to smoochy and last much longer than ordinary reeds. So for under 400 euro you can be playing tenor sax. Really recommend this if you havent a lot of money and want to play tenor. Get someone to ease off the springs though or youll have very tired fingers. Any info you want just ask. I did this review as when i was looking for best cheap sax there were only two very sparse reviews on this so i took a chance,., It worked out well.
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Good choice for Beginners
As a guitar player and saxophone lover, I bought this for myself to start learning with a teacher in a school. It arrived within 2/3 days, and I were impressed with the quality of the case but also the light weight. The sax is very pretty and has some light etched decorations on it, it has a good sound and tone. No problems with it so far and my sax teacher liked it also. I had been struggling with producing enough force and air to hold a consistent note with other saxophones, but this one I picked up and was able to play several notes easily with one breath. It seems 10x easier to play, were able to produce a smooth sound and play some barely acceptable form of a scale. Hopefully this sax will hold up at least for a few years until I know I'm going to stick with it and can justify buying a more expensive one. Before I bought this sax, I was about to rent a Jupiter one for +/- the same price. Believe me, it's not worth spending money constantly when you can have this at such a low price. My main concern was that this wasn't going to be a "real" instrument, but a toy that no amount of effort could make usable. That's fortunately not the case. This is a very playable instrument that sounds good. At this point, I'm happy with the purchase and Thomann. Overall, this saxophone sounds good, and it's perfect for what I want to do with it. It's not the same quality of materials and craftsmanship that you get with the better name saxophone brands, but that is reflected in the price.
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