• Alto Eb Saxophone Sax Blue Lacquer Brass 2 Tone w/Tuner Case Carekit Accessories

    Professional✔w/Accessories✔Ship from CHI&LA&NJ&HOU✔
    $199.90
    Top Rated Plus
    Free shipping
    56 sold
  • New ListingNICE SELMER PARIS SUPER ACTION 80 SERIES II ALTO SAXOPHONE SAX IN ORIG CASE LOOK

    Band Director/Buyer/Seller/Collector Selling Nice Horn!
    $2,750.00
    Brand: Selmer
    Free shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Mendini Eb Alto Saxophone Sax ~Gold Silver Blue Green Purple Red +Care Kit

    $219.99 to $249.99
    Brand: Mendini
    Was: Previous Price$699.99
    Free shipping
    191 sold
  • Professional Eb Alto Sax Saxophone School Paint Gold w/Case Mouthpiece Carekit

    Top Selling✔Free Delivery✔USA STOCK✔
    $192.90
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    Free shipping
    198 sold
  • Selmer Paris Super Action 80 II Tenor Saxophone

    This sax is in used condition. This sax is gig ready. The dents are small and easily removable by a qualified technician. They do not affect the intonation or anything else. these are normal dents that any sax can get from normal use and by bumping into things like music stands, other musicians, mic stands, etc.
    $2,999.99
    Brand: Selmer
    Free shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Cannonball Alto Big Bell Stone Series Black Nickel WOW!!!!

    This is the Big Bell Stone series in Black Nickel.This sax is in like new condition. I have included many pictures for you to see what you get. comes in the original hard shell case. It has no big dents and I only found a few small scratches as shown in the pictures.
    $1,899.00
    Brand: Cannonball
    $35.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • 1940's Conn 10M Naked Lady Tenor saxaphone

    10m pat applied 289xxx. comes with original case. Pads look very good however I do not play so you may want to change them.
    $3,500.00
    Brand: Conn
    $30.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Vintage Conn Curved Soprano Saxophone Low Pitch Nice

    Pads look great but like I said I don't play so you may want to change. Horn was really take good care of.
    $1,400.00
    Brand: Conn
    $20.00 shipping
    18 watching
  • New ListingConn 6M Alto Saxophone, Silver 1949 Naked Lady- Comes with Bam Softpack Case!

    The serial number on the alto sax reads 334319, and it was made in 1949. It plays well and has no material problems or faulty-keys. The neck of the alto sax is also the original Conn 6M adjusting neck, which rotates for intonation.
    $1,300.00
    Brand: Conn
    Free shipping
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingVintage YANAGISAWA T-500 {6 series} Tenor Sax Complete Pro Serviced Second Owner

    It’s a Yanagisawa T-500. . Confirmed Model with Peter Hales (expert) and he states: ". I can confirm 1982 for the serial. FWIW, nickel keywork is better than brass. The finish has gotten associated with student horns only because the Yamaha, Vito, and Bundy student horns all had this finish.
    $1,395.00
    Brand: Yanagisawa
    $36.88 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • SELMER PARIS MARK VI ALTO SAXOPHONE"PLAYS GREAT "BEAUTIFUL SOUND"

    SELMER PARIS MARK VI ALTO SAXOPHONE. ONE OF TH E BEST SAXOPHONE MADE. NO AIR LEAKS, SOUND AND TUNING IS GREAT. ORIGINAL LACQUER EVEN PART OF THE LACQUER IS FALLEN. COMES WITH CASE. MOUTHPIECE NOT INCLUDE.
    $4,499.00
    Brand: Selmer
    $38.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
    13 watching
  • ORIGINAL LACQUER NEAR MINT SELMER MARK VI ALTO SAXOPHONE #125XXX

    SER #125XXX. 98% ORIGINAL LACQUER SELMER MARK VI ALTO SAXOPHONE. THIS SAX HAS A RECENT OVERHAUL. ORIGINAL TRAYPAC CASE. SHOULD BE IN A MUSEUM.
    $6,899.99
    Brand: Selmer
    $69.99 shipping
  • VINTAGE 1970S SELMER MARK VII FRENCH TENOR SAXOPHONE WITH SKB CASE

    SELMER MARK VII TENOR SAXOPHONE. THIS HORN PLAYS EASY! THE INSTRUMENT HAS SOME FINISH WEAR ON IT. IT IS IN A NEWER SKB HARDSHELL CASE. CASE APPEARS TO BE NEW WITH AN OVER THE SHOULDER STRAP. HAS A LOT LACQUER WEAR AROUND THE BELL AND VARIOUS OTHER SPOTS ON THE HORN AS SHOWN IN THE PHOTOS.
    $1,990.00
    14 bids
    $35.00 shipping
    Ending Today at 9:50AM PST3hBrand: Selmer
  • Selmer Balanced Action Tenor Saxophone No. 21894

    Auction is for a Selmer Bundy Paris Action Balanced saxophone. This was my grandfathers saxophone and has been stored in the case for many years untouched. Included in auction is case, Runyon Mouthpiece and an old vintage Selmer Reed. Saxophone No. 21894 See photos for more details and more accurate description of instruments condition. There are a couple small dents that I have included photos of. Please ask your questions before bidding. Thanks for looking and good luck!
    $8,900.00
    Brand: Selmer
    $59.99 shipping
    or Best Offer
    11 watching
  • Vintage BUESCHER SOPRANO SAXOPHONE - orig.lacquer, orig.Case - Very Nice $599

    Model yts-23 Tenor Sax. Beautifully-engraved original Lacquer finish, pads are very good, key action is very good. Some after-market pearl key inlays have been added, as depicted, to enhance playability.
    $599.00
    Brand: Yamaha
    $45.00 shipping
    16 watching
  • KING H.N. WHITE CO. ALTO SAXOPHONE PAT. NO. 1-549-911 ~ BEAUTIFUL SILVER FINISH

    KING H.N. WHITE CO. ALTO SAXOPHONE PAT. NO. 1-549-911 ~ BEAUTIFUL SILVER FINISH In great condition. Serial # 100137 made in 1925. Excellent condition.
    $499.00
    Brand: King
    Free shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Selmer Mark VI Baritone Bari Saxophone 5 digit 1959 vintage sax great player 6

    1959 Selmer Mark VI Bari Sax with nice ProTec case. This horn deserves a great player. This a great playing horn for a "working musician". It is NOT a collector piece. 5 digit serial dates to 1959.
    $4,250.00
    Brand: Selmer
    $89.55 shipping
    or Best Offer
    20 watching
  • 50's MEYER BROS New York 6M Small Chamber Hard Rubber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece

    6M SMALL CHAMBER. GREAT ORIGINAL PIECE. INCLUDES ORIGINAL BOX.
    $1,799.99
    $9.99 shipping
  • 163,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, Original Lacquer

    This horn just came back from my repairman who performed some pad adjustments. The instrument is sealing well and plays from top to bottom with ease. The pads are in decent shape and have plenty of life left.
    $4,400.00
    Top Rated Plus
    $55.00 shipping
    Brand: Selmer
    22 watching
  • selmer mark vi alto saxophone original lacquer

    Selmer Mark Vi Alto Saxophone (1959) original lacquer 84,xxx serial number, original neck included Comes with Walt Johnson Case
    $6,000.00
    Brand: Selmer
    $20.20 shipping
    or Best Offer
    16 watching
  • Other Martin Committee 3 "The Martin" Tenor S / N 152xxx

    This is in beautiful condition very little lacquer ware I'd say 95% intact plays and sounds great awesome tone comes with original case and all the latches are working fine. This is a 72 year American Classic horn truly amazing instrument.
    $2,500.00
    Brand: Martin
    $100.00 shipping
    14 watching
  • Vito Low A Baritone Saxophone by Yanagisawa

    This is a NICE Yanagisawa - Vito baritone saxophone with LOW A. Yanagisawa makes some of the best saxes currently available. These saxes not only have a great tone quality, but have ergonomic key-work, and play in tune.
    $2,600.00
    Brand: Vito
    $75.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
    36 watching
  • Yamaha Custom 82 Z UL Tenor Saxophone

    This is a fantastic playing Yamaha 82ZUL Tenor Sax in great condition! Comes with the original case and Yamaha Custom G1 neck original to the horn. Get this great instrument for a great price! Below is a video of me playing it.
    $3,600.00
    Brand: Yamaha
    $65.00 shipping
  •  CECILIO TENOR SAXOPHONE IN SILVER AND GOLD.

    UP FORE SALE IS A CECILIO TENOR SAXOPHONE IN SILVER AND GOLD SHOWS SOME LIGHT WEAR FROM USE. SALE TO THE U-S LOWER 48 STATES ONLY.PLEASE SEE PHOTOS FOR COSMETIC CONDITION, WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET.
    $240.00
    $44.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Selmer Super Action 80 (SA80) Series I Alto Saxophone Sax

    This is the original Super Action model, made before there was a Series II or III. The serial number is 334XXX. I am not the original owner and have never played it, but this has been in my closet for several years now.
    $3,000.00
    Brand: Selmer
    $50.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
    30 watching
  • YAMAHA YAS 62 PRO SAXOPHONE WITH CASE JUST SERVICED READY TO PLAY

    THIS IS A VERY LIGHTLY USED YAMAHA YAS 62 II. ALTO SAXOPHONE. SAX LOOKS AS NEAR TO NEW AS POSSIBLE. INCLUDES CAP AND LIGATURE BUT NO MOUTHPIECE. VERY SLIGHT MARK ON THE OCTAVE KEY FROM A RING. IN LAST PICTURE.
    $1,899.99
    Brand: Yamaha
    $69.99 shipping
  • Otto Link DOUBLE RING Super Tone Master Tenor Sax Mouthpiece w/ "T" LIG WHOA!

    This mouthpiece has its fair share of scratches, knicks, dings, dents, fleabites, patina, metal wear and various other anomalies associated with sticking a mouthpiece in your mouth and such. There is a good deal of tooth marks and wear on the bite plate which is pictured.
    $1,499.00
    Brand: Otto Link
    $15.00 shipping
    13 watching
  • YAMAHA YAS-23 ALTO SAXOPHONE - NEW PADS, TOP PLAYER, PERFECTLY CLEAN

    This is aYAMAHA YAS-23 alto saxophone,professionally overhauled with high quality new pads (Prestini USA). This is a wonderful, free-blowing student saxophone with a deep, resonant sound. Intonation is great.
    $569.00
    Brand: Yamaha
    $25.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingParis Selmer Mark VI Alto Sax

    Beautiful Paris Selmer Mark VI. Silver plate finish in very good condition. Year of manufacture: 1974. S#224xxx. Pads seemed to be in good condition, however this sax has not been played in a long time and may need.
    $2,750.00
    2 bids
    $41.81 shipping
    Ending Jan 31 at 3:35PM PST9d 8hBrand: Selmer
  • Otto Link Super Tone Master FLORIDA Orig #7 Tenor Sax Mouthpiece w/ T LIG & BOX!

    This mouthpiece has its fair share of scratches, knicks, dings, dents, fleabites, patina, metal wear and various other anomalies associated with sticking a mouthpiece in your mouth and such. If you have been looking for a life long Otto Link to own and grow into THIS IS THE ONE!
    $1,650.00
    Brand: Otto Link
    $20.00 shipping
  • CONN 10M TENOR SAXOPHONE @@SCHMIDT GOLD PADS@@ INCREDIBLE SOUND!!!!

    INCREDIBLE PLAYING AND RESONANT SOUNDING CONN 10M TENOR SAXOPHONE OVERHAULED WITH JIM SCHMIDT GOLD METALLIC PADS! These Schmidt pads have a fantastic feel, and the sound is just fantastic! No dents!
    $2,500.00
    Brand: C.G. Conn
    Free shipping
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingYamaha YTS 62 Tenor Sax with Four Mouthpieces - Good Playing Condition.

    This wonderful tenor sax belonged to a band-mate who passed away recently.  I am selling this for his widow. He was a serious amateur and played professionally in the past.  He took meticulous care of his instruments and always sounded good right up to about three months ago.  In inspecting this sax, I could only find two small dents - one about 1/8 " on the bell and the other about 1/4 "  on the bottom (pictured).  Lacquer is about 80 %.  The listing includes four mouthpieces - Otto Link Tone Edge, Clark W Fobes Debut, Vandoren T-75 and one Beechler metal.  All four come with ligatures. I will try to answer questions although, as a trumpet player, I have limited knowledge of saxophones.  Thank you for checking this listing.
    $1,500.00
    0 bids
    $59.64 shipping
    Ending Jan 28 at 8:59AM PST6d 2hBrand: Yamaha
  • New ListingBuescher Aristocrat Alto Sax, Model Big B, Serial #329490, plus accessories

    I don't play anymore and feel the sax should be owned and used by a professional or a good amateur. It was last used by me in March 2017. I have been a musician most of my life and have always taken excellent care of my instruments.
    $1,900.00
    Brand: Buescher
    $65.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingSelmer Series II Tenor Saxophone

    Selmer Series II Tenor Saxophone with hard case. Plays well. Message me with any questions!
    $1,825.00
    2 bids
    $60.00 shipping
    Ending Jan 28 at 6:12PM PST6d 11hBrand: Selmer
  • 1969 Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 162xxx Serial #- W/ Original Case 8/L33294A

    The saxophone has several scratches, discoloration and other marks from use. It appears to be in original condition. The saxophone is missing one of the key guards as shown in the pictures. The saxophone plays beautifully with no signs of malfunction.
    $1,000.00
    27 bids
    $49.99 shipping
    Ending Jan 29 at 7:13PM PST7d 12hBrand: Selmer
  • yamaha alto saxophone yas-62

    This is my Yamaha 62 alto. The body has no dents or dings. There are surface scratches and the lacquer is rubbed off two small places on the the bell where the sax fits on a stand. Look carefully at the pictures and ask any questions. The horn has no secrets. No refund. This sax is a free blower. It plays clearly and cleanly all the way up and down. It has a clean, crisp sound with the potential for plenty of attitude. It is mechanically in great shape. No issues. Includes the case and mouthpiece. If you’re looking for a great playing Yamaha, here it is.
    $1,150.00
    0 bids
    $70.00 shipping
    Ending Tuesday at 6:00PM PST1d 11hBrand: Yamaha
  • Vintage 1962 King Super 20 Alto Saxophone 376xxx

    Serial number 376xxx (1962). This is a great playing horn with a rich, beautiful sound. All of the pads are in good condition and the key action is smooth.
    $3,200.00
    Brand: King
    $55.40 shipping
    or Best Offer
    12 watching
  • Conn Soprano Sax Silver Plated Saxophone w/Original Conn Case

    Up for grabs is a very rare Conn Soprano Saxophone with original mouthpiece and case. No cap or ligature included. Serial number is the horn is 200760 which dates this horn at 1927. This horn has been cleaned but not thoroughly.
    $999.99
    Top Rated Plus
    Free shipping
    Brand: Conn
    11 watching
  • Vandoren VINTAGE BLUE ELEPHANT Jumbo Java Sax Mouthpiece

    This mouthpiece is the most hard hitting mouthpiece of the Vandoren Jazz mouthpiece line. Designed with a small chamber with a very high baffle and a large bore. The mouthpiece produces a powerful, aggressive tone with excellent projection, comparable to edgy metal mouthpieces but with the warmth from a not having the metal!
    $799.00
    Brand: Vandoren
    $15.00 shipping
  • Yamaha Custom YAS-875EXS Alto Saxophone, Silver Plated

    Yamaha Custom YAS-875EXS alto saxophone. This is Yamaha's top of the line professional saxophone with an upgraded silver finish. This is an incredible playing EX. The tone is clear and it projects very well.
    $3,250.00
    Top Rated Plus
    $55.00 shipping
    Brand: Yamaha
  • Brand New Selmer La Voix Alto Saxophone, Silver Plated, MSRP $2989

    Semi-Professional Model, Large Bell, Huge Savings!!
    $1,036.75
    Brand: Selmer
    Was: Previous Price$1,595.00
    $34.95 shipping
    24 watching
  • Otto Link Vintage New York Ligature For Tenor Saxophone

    Although this is a functional ligature this is being sold as USED & is extremely old. This ligature has its fair share of scratches, knicks, dings, dents, fleabites, patina, metal wear and various other anomalies associated with sticking a ligature of this age!
    $350.00
    Brand: Otto Link
    $20.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • cannonball tenor saxophone big bell brute

    Great Condition Cannonball Brute Tenor. Plays and looks great! Comes with one neck and case is in great condition. Free shipping!!
    $2,500.00
    Brand: Cannonball
    Free shipping
    or Best Offer
    18 watching
  • Cannonball Tenor Saxophone Big Bell T-5 w/ RODE M3 condenser MIC and cable!!!

    Cannonball Big Bell Global T-5 Nickel/Silver Plated Tenor Saxophone. MONSTER sound, professionally tuned by South Florida's premier horn man, Mr. Lee Chandler and set up with SUPER FAST action. Overtones and altissimo play effortlessly.
    $1,699.00
    Brand: Cannonball
    Free shipping
    or Best Offer
  • KING ZEPHYR SILVER ALTO SAXOPHONE - RARE ART DECO - USA MADE - EXCELLENT SAX

    GREAT FOR PLAYER OR COLLECTOR - Sold by The Band Guy
    $1,750.00
    Brand: King
    $28.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
    11 watching
  • Conn 10M Tenor Sax USA

    This is a great Conn 10M tenor sax, serial #K06874. I've owned this sax for almost 20 years, and I played it up until I got a Seller MkVI. It's a great horm. Everything still works perfectly but, those who are serious will want to have the pads replaced. Includes original case, sax and neck. It's obviously showing how old it is but while I've owned it it's always been respected. There are a few very minor dents here and there. Please let me know if you have any questions.
    $1,050.00
    Brand: Conn
    $60.00 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • New ListingYamaha YAS-62 Alto Sax

    Pre-owned, single owner for 20 years, in excellent condition with great sound just no longer being played.
    $2,200.00
    Brand: Yamaha
    $19.39 shipping
    or Best Offer
  • Bb Bass Saxophone by O'Malley Year 2017

    Bb Bass Saxophone by O'Malley. Range is from low Bb to high F#. In great playing condition. Needless to say looking at my price, this is not a top-of-the-line bass saxophone. If you have only played smaller saxophones such as alto or tenor in the past, it may take several weeks of practice to play long tones on the lower notes on the bass.
    $6,500.00
    $107.11 shipping
    or Best Offer
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Saxophones

Jazz musicians and students alike have long known the appeal of the saxophone. The melody from this instrument was the basis for many of the great jazz hits. There are three different styles of sax, all with their own unique sounds.

What are the different types of saxophone?

Saxophones are classified as a woodwind instrument. There are a number of different versions within the saxophone family. The four common series are as follows.

  • Soprano: This has a higher register than the other versions and is the third-smallest type.
  • Alto saxophone: Along with the tenor, the alto is a standard version of the saxophone. Altos have range all their own.
  • Tenor: Along with the alto saxophone, this is a standard sax.
  • Baritone: This is a large type of saxophone.

Additional saxophone types, in order from highest pitch to lowest, include the sopranino, bass, contrabass, and subcontrabass sax. While the sounds and sizes of these instruments vary, the method of playing is the same. The ability to play one saxophone translates into the ability to play any pitch of saxophone.

Why are saxophones considered woodwinds?

Woodwind instruments are different from brass instruments because of how sound is produced through them. When playing a brass, the player's lips press against the mouthpiece while valves are being pressed. For a woodwind, reeds are used in order to push the breath through the instrument. Saxophones are typically played using a single reed in the mouthpiece, thus classifying them as a woodwind.

What are the different types of saxophone mouthpieces?

There are different things to consider when choosing what mouthpiece to use with your sax. This includes the style of music you want to play and what is more comfortable in your mouth. Mouthpieces come in a variety of materials as well. Some choices you might see include:

  • Ebonite: This vulcanized-rubber material helps create a cultivated sound.
  • Metal: Metal mouthpieces typically create a contemporary sound.
  • Wood: Wood mouthpieces are reinforced with metal so they don't break easily.
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