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by vindeisel1
(6 posts)
1 year ago

New beginner

I am very new to this site and to Saxophone's. I have been wanting to play the Sax for years actually decades. Anyway, I am looking to purchase a Sax and this site has helped me in making a decision. I am looking for a teacher as well in the area that I am in and want to learn. Thanks to all in having a site like this. My joke has always been I want to play the sax so I can be Vinny G , Kenny G's brother. hehehe Vinny

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  1. by vindeisel1
    (6 posts)

    11 months ago

    Re: New beginner

    Can anyone help me. I am finally getting around to looking at a used Alto. (student Sax) Looking at the Yamaha YAS-23 or a Selmer Alto to purchase. I have done research on some models, but getting input from people who have played models , would give me a better understanding . Thank you Vinny

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    1. by kelsey
      (793 posts)

      11 months ago

      Re: New beginner

      For the money the YAS 23 is a good place to start but the new ones are overpriced. Good conditioned used ones are as little as $400.00 When bought right they are the best beginner sax that I'm aware of for the money.

      Barry Kelsey

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      1. by vindeisel1
        (6 posts)

        11 months ago

        Re: New beginner

        that is great information. I am sold on it. That is of course one that I was looking at. If I can get a good price like that , that would be great. Thank you again

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        1. by SaxBunnie
          (3 posts)

          11 months ago

          Re: New beginner

          Yamaha does make a good horn but definitelty find a used one if you can. Don't shy from an older horn either. I prefer older horns over newer. Also when you go horn shopping, shop for a MP too. Most beginner MP are ok but see about getting a beginner MP like a Yamaha 4c. This is the mosty recommended MP in the school districts I service. Not expensive either about 30-40 depending where you go. 

          The only thing I don't like about newer yamaha's is the tone. The action is great though. 

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        2. by vindeisel1
          (6 posts)

          11 months ago

          Re: New beginner

          Just to let the site know, I did decide to do a rent to own on a Sax just so that if I find that I do not like it or its not working there is not such a big cost. This is what I am thinking anyway? I will have my first lesson tomorrow. Excited, like a Kid in a candy store. Vinny

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        3. by Saxquest
          (306 posts)

          10 months ago

          Re: New beginner

          Good Luck Vinny! Have fun with it!!

          Cheers,
               Mark Overton
               www.saxquest.com

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        4. by vindeisel1
          (6 posts)

          10 months ago

          Re: New beginner

          sorry for the long delay. Thank you. I am looking at this time at purchasing , I do have a new rented Sax, but dont want to rent long. I am trying to have fun with it LOL

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        5. by vindeisel1
          (6 posts)

          9 months ago

          Re: New beginner

          thank you and I will look on the website that I see that you have down. www.saxquest.com. I have rented now for a month taking lessons and loving it and will look to purchase soon Vinny

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