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Inexpensive Soprano Sax?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by berklee46, Mar 4, 2003.


  1. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    MA
    I used to play sax a long time ago, and now that my bass GAS is actually pretty well cleared up (new Status and Curbow in the works) I'm looking to pick up a decent, but inexpensive sax just for kicks.

    I used to play tenor and had a beautiful Buescher, but sold it. This time around I'd like to pick up a soprano sax, but have been out of the loop for so long that I don't even know what's decent and what's not. I don't want to get taken and pay a Sadowsky price for a Hondo-quality instrument, if you know what I mean :\

    Any suggestions for a decent sax?

    Thanks
     
  2. Aww, there's no such thing as a good soprano sax. :)
     
  3. Ohhh - you said "SAX"

    Sorry to bother you....

    Note to self: get eyes checked out :D :D
     
  4. berklee46

    berklee46 Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2000
    MA
    Yeah, I know what you mean about a good inexpensive sax. I guess what I meant was something along the lines of a student quality instrument. Something that is functional, but not big money.

    Essentially I'd be looking for the equivalent of a Made in Mexico or Japan Fender Bass....
     
  5. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    I bought my wife an alto sax for christmas.
    It's a "Jupiter" which I think is made in taiwan.
    It's a damn good instrument!
    I paid £400 for it which is about 600 dollars.
    It was secondhand but had only been played a couple of times.
    I guess new they would be around £700 or so (1050 us?).
    Incidentally it was bought from one of the U.k's top brass and woodwind shops - they sell a LOT of them and have very,very little trouble with them.