Xaphoon Standard C

Standard Xaphoon in C

The standard XAPHOON distinguishes itself above all by its precision. It was developed for schools, bands, ensembles and just for all that want each instrument sound exactly the same. The CLASSIC XAPHOON is a standardised Xaphoon. It is produced in Indiana / USA, using high-precision manufacturing process, it is made from the same material as clarinet and saxophone mouthpieces. It is an ideal instrument for beginners and in addition it is less expensive than other Xaphoons.

We especially recommend it for the interplay with string and keyboard instruments, C or F-flute. The C Xaphoons are somewhat shorter than the B ones, which for smaller hands is an advantage. The blowing force is sufficient already for 2-3 years old children, however, primarily due to the finger size, our experience shows that the standard XAPHOON can be well teached to children from 6 years. On this instrument C - / F - / B major and A - / D - / G - minor are the easiest to play.

The sound is more direct and a little stronger than that of the MAUI XAPHOONS.

  • Standard model
  • Pocket sax
  • Material: Plastic
  • Lowest note C'
  • Range of 2 octaves
  • a' = 440 Hz
  • To play with a tenor saxophone reed
  • Incl. reed, protective cap and ligature

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Fantastic little instrument
musiccollector, 11.11.2018
I was always curious how playing the sax feels, and I like its sound very much. So, without breaking the bank to get a sax which I may or may not use, I got a Xaphoon.
It's a very interesting instrument. I like the fact that it's very small and unpretentious, virtually maintenance free. Despite its size, it produces a nice full sound.
I also bought a 1.5 rico royal reed, as some have recommended for beginners. I will experiment after I become reasonably adept to see if I like that better than the original 2.5 reed.
I only rated it 4 stars for quality, because on the sides you can see the lines where the plastic was molded. However, that does not influence the playing or comfort, since you never touch that area during playing. So the finish isn't anything to write home about, but then again, you get the instrument for playing, and that it does very well.

Pros: small, nice full sound, relatively easy to learn, lots of fun, moderately priced compared to sax/clarinet;
Cons: the finish feels a little cheap (unlike 10e Yamaha recorder), it could've included a cloth bag (like aforementioned recorder).
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An advice for beginners
19.03.2017
Strong sounding instrument especially in the low range. The notes above F in the second octave are quite hard to play consistently so if you intend to play in the high register this may not be the right instrument for you.
If you haven't played a sax or clarinet before I suggest that you buy a Rico Royal 1 reed for Tenor Sax to help you get some decent notes out of this instrument. The Xaphoon comes with a 2,5 reed and to me it was very difficult to make a good sound from this reed. But with the softer reed you may have fun from the beginning and avoid many frustrations.
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Really great idea and perfect introduction to 'that' sound.
mckenic, 05.12.2020
Im a complete beginner to any reed instrument but I saw the Xaphoon on Thomann and thought 'For just over E70 I could get sax sounds!?!? Wow!'

As a total novice I was very surprised to get nice low sax type tones from the Xaphoon after 20-30mins or so of practice. Im somewhat used to the tin whistle and while they are very, very different, conceptually in my mind there are some similarities that make the Xaphoon not completely alien to me.

It came with the 2.5 reed which I immediately (and unintentionally) broke so Im glad of the advice from the other reviewers to get some 1.5 strength reeds. This made it easier for me to get a sound although I still have to work on my fingering and mouth shape... but its not going as bad as I expected! Its quite fun to have access to these type of sounds for this kind of price. It allows you to dip your toe into this world without investing in a full on saxophone. I appreciate it!

To echo others - get some spare 1.5 reeds. It is a little bit of a shame the finish is as rough as it is with the seams from the mold easily viewable. And a carry bag/cloth pocket would have been wonderful - its something Im going to have to source elsewhere.

All in all Im delighted to be trying out an new instrument, a new way of making sounds and something to practice and test myself with for such a great price. Im sure I need to spend many, many more hours with it bt the few I have so far have been a lot of fun.

If your considering it - its an easy one to recommend!
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A fun piece of kit
TootToot, 09.01.2019
This is a fun instrument to play, even though the fingering takes a bit of getting used to.

It comes supplied with a reed, though I found it way too hard and swapped it for one of my own tenor sax reeds.

The sound is very distinct but not unpleasant and with the right style of music can provide the highlight of a set.
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