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By Musicians for Musicians
McNeela Music Instruments, founded by Paraic McNeela and Irish family owned and operated to this day, is a brand with a deep understanding of the needs and aspirations of fellow musicians. Paraic established McNeela Music Instruments over 40 years ago with a dedication to providing exceptional instruments. McNeela Music continues to thrive as a brand driven by the love and appreciation for music.
Reduced Priority Shipping Worldwide
We understand that music knows no boundaries. That's why we offer Priority Shipping to the US, UK, Europe and Rest of World at a reduced rate, to bring our exceptional musical instruments and accessories to musicians around the globe. No matter where you are, you can enjoy the convenience of shopping with us and having your chosen items carefully delivered to your doorstep.
World class aftercare service
At McNeela Music, our commitment to our customers goes far beyond the initial purchase. We believe in providing world-class after-sales service to ensure that your experience with our musical instruments is nothing short of exceptional. From the moment you choose McNeela Music, you become part of our musical community, and we are dedicated to supporting you at every step of the way. Got a Question? Ask it here and we’ll respond very quickly!
McNeela Black Nickel Premium Student Alto Saxophone Set
Lead Time: 2 Weeks
With its distinctive finish and smooth sound, the McNeela Premium Student Alto Saxophone in Black Nickel is a sleek Alto Saxophone in Eb that offers a truly enjoyable playing experience.
Hear the McNeela Black Nickel Premium Student Alto Sax in action in the hands of world renowned Irish musician, Tara Breen:
Combining a black nickel finish, gold lacquered keys and decorative engraving, this eye catching instrument is guaranteed to delight players of all abilities.
A durable, well-crafted instrument, its stylish good looks are well matched by its smooth, clear, bright tone.
The McNeela Premium Student Alto Saxophone is a responsive, lightweight instrument that offers a comfortable playing experience and easy blowing response, making it the perfect choice for intermediate students, or anyone hoping to take their playing to the next level.
This quality saxophone comes as part of a set that includes everything you need to keep your instrument looking and sounding its best, including a pack of 10 cane reeds (2.5 reed strength) to help you get started.
The alto saxophone is suitable for any genre of music from classical to jazz, or even traditional Irish music. Whichever style you choose, it's up for the challenge!
Key Features of The McNeela Black Nickel Premium Student Alto Sax:
Key of Eb
Black nickel-plated body with gold lacquered brass keys
Smooth, rich, resonant tone
Easy blowing design & response
High F# auxiliary key
Tilting spatula keys: G#-Bb
Adjustable thumb rest
Comfortable to hold
Suitable for beginners
Includes mouthpiece, reeds and case
The McNeela Premium Student Alto Saxophone Set Includes:
Saxophone neck strap
Cleaning cloth & brush
Includes pack of 10 cane reeds (2.5 reed strength)
Comes with quality protective soft case
Please note: stand is not included
A Worthy Investment
Whether you're taking your first steps into the world of saxophone playing or hoping to take your playing to the next level, the McNeela premium sax will help you reach your goals in record time. Designed with playability, durability and affordability in mind, it makes playing a breeze - you'll want to pick up and play every day.
Designed to facilitate maximum airflow with zero leakage, it offers an even, balanced performance throughout all registers, and great intonation. With this superb alto sax in hand you'll be playing confidently in no time.
The McNeela Premium Sax's smooth response and bright clear tone are well matched by its sleek black nickel finish. In addition to giving the saxophone its distinctive good looks, the black nickel plating adds extra weight to the saxophone, producing a slightly darker tone than its gold lacquered brass counterpart, making it a worthy investment.
Alto Saxophone vs Tenor Saxophones:
The most obvious difference between the two instruments is their size. The alto sax is smaller and lighter than the tenor sax. As a result, the alto sax produces a higher, brighter sound, while the tenor saxophone has a deeper, more mellow tone:
Alto sax range: Alto saxophones are in the key of Eb. The range of the alto sax in concert pitch is Db3 to Ab5
Tenor sax range: Tenor saxophones are in the key of Bb. The range of the tenor sax in concert pitch is Ab2 to E5
Due to its smaller size, the alto saxophone is the perfect choice for young beginner musicians. It’s well suited for smaller hands, requiring less of a stretch for the fingers, and it’s also usually much more lightweight than its tenor counterpart, requiring less airflow.
The alto saxophone is the solo instrument of choice for classical music, while the tenor saxophone is arguably the most popular solo instrument for jazz musicians.
Everything You Need
The McNeela Premium Student Saxophone Set comes complete with a protective case, 10 reeds, mouthpiece cover, neck strap, cork grease, cleaning cloth and brush, polishing gloves, and even a digital tuner - everything you need to start making music straight away!
You're In Safe Hands With McNeela
We know you want peace of mind when making a musical investment, that's why we offer a one year guarantee on our saxophones against any material defects. Beyond one year we will happily service your instrument for a nominal fee.
The McNeela Guarantee:
100% refundable (including shipping), for any reason. Just return the sax within 14 days.
One year guarantee against material defects.
Free back up service for one year.
If purchased before 12pm (Monday-Friday) we ship it the same business day.
Low cost priority shipping worldwide
ESTIMATED SHIPPING TIMES:
All orders placed before 12pm are shipped the same day. IRELAND (Next Day) UK (5 - 7 days) EUROPE (7 days) USA and CANADA (7 - 10 days) REST OF WORLD (10 - 14 days)
McNeela Music was founded by Paraic McNeela, an Irish musician and enthusiast with a passion for providing high-quality musical instruments and accessories.
What modes of payments does McNeela Music accept?
McNeela Music offers a secure risk free payment experience. All Credit and Debit cards are accepted. Additionally, Paypal is also accepted at McNeela Music.
Does McNeela Music ship to my location?
Yes, McNeela Music ships worldwide, allowing musicians from different countries to enjoy their products and services. McNeela Music offers fast shipping to the United States, United Kingdom, and Rest of the world at a reduced rate, ensuring prompt delivery to customers around the globe.
When will my product be shipped?
McNeela Music strives to provide efficient order processing and shipping. In most cases, orders are shipped the same day or the next day after they are placed. If you place an order on a weekend, it will be shipped on the next working day. Our goal is to ensure prompt delivery and get your musical instruments and accessories to you as quickly as possible. Please note that shipping times may vary depending on the destination and the shipping method selected during checkout.
How are shipping costs calculated?
Shipping costs are calculated at the checkout page based on various factors, including the destination country, package weight, and chosen shipping method. This ensures accurate and transparent pricing for customers.
How can I track my order from McNeela Music?
Once your order is shipped, you will receive a shipping confirmation email from McNeelaMusic. This email will contain a tracking number and instructions on how to track your package. If you cannot locate the email, please check your spam or junk folder as it may have been filtered there. If you still cannot find the tracking number, please reach out to our customer support at by Clicking Here.
What is the return policy at McNeela Music?
At McNeela Music, we strive to provide our customers with high-quality musical instruments and accessories. We offer a 30-day “Try-At-Home” return policy. We take great care in ensuring that our products are in excellent condition and carefully packed before being shipped.
Are the products at McNeela Music suitable for beginners?
Yes, McNeela Music caters to musicians of all skill levels, including beginners. They offer instruments and resources specifically designed to support newcomers on their musical journey.
How can I contact McNeela Music for further assistance?