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Tenor Saxophones

Whether you are playing in the marching band, at a professional concert or having fun at your city's yearly festival, be ready with a tenor sax that not only produces an outstanding sound but also looks good in the process. The majority of saxophones are brass, but they do not typically appear in brass bands because they are still a woodwind instrument. You will find many popular brands, such as Alpine, Yamaha and Keilwerth that offer what you are looking for in a musical instrument.

New vs. Used

You have the option of purchasing new or used saxophones. There are pros and cons to both types. Price is the biggest consideration in buying used over new, and as long as the instrument is in good condition, there won't be any issues. The most significant advantage to owning a new tenor saxophone is that there are no worries about its condition, and often, it will have a warranty in case there is a mechanical problem.

Body Finish

Do you want to stand out in the band? If so, look at the black nickel-plated or silver-plated finish instruments. Gold-plated and gold lacquer are the two most commonly available finishes for brass instruments so if choose a less traditional finish, you will draw attention.


Let's not forget about the vast assortment of accessories for tenor saxophones. Mouthpiece patches or pads provide a more comfortable resting place for the teeth; plus, it takes away vibrations. Another important accessory is a soft cleaning brush that fits inside the saxophone to help you keep it clean and dry. Lastly, a high-quality case will protect the instrument and keep it safe when not in use.

Skill Level

Your level of experience is a key factor in choosing a new instrument. Are you looking for a beginner, intermediate or perhaps professional tenor saxophone ? Getting one that matches your skill level will help you sound better and play better.

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