McNeela Premium Student Alto Saxophone Set
- 2,500.00 Grams
- Calculated at Checkout
Hear the McNeela Premium Student Alto Sax in action in the hands of world renowned Irish musician, Tara Breen:
A stylish, durable instrument, its traditional sleek good looks with gold lacquered finish are well matched by its smooth, clear, bright tone.
The McNeela Premium Student Alto Saxophone is a responsive, lightweight instrument that offerings a comfortable playing experience and easy blowing response.
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 Premium Student Alto Sax:
- Alto Saxophone
- Key of Eb
- Lacquered brass with gold finish
- Pearlescent keys
- Smooth, rich, resonant tone
- Easy blowing design & response
- High F# auxiliary key
- Tilting spatula keys: G#-Bb
- Adjustable thumb rest
- Lightweight construction
- Comfortable to hold
- Suitable for beginners
- Includes mouthpiece, reeds and case
The McNeela Premium Student Alto Saxophone Set Includes:
- Saxophone neck strap
- Mouthpiece cap
- Protective/polishing gloves
- Cork grease
- 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 gold lacquer finish. In addition to giving the saxophone its characteristic traditional good looks, the gold lacquer will protect the brass from surface corrosion, as well as minor scratches, ensuring your sax stays looking like new for as long as possible, 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)