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by cbra77
(1 post)
6 years ago

Help with Buying Son's first Sax

Hello everyone out there. I am considering buying my 11 year old his first sax. He started playing two years ago. What would you recommend at this age?

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  1. by Altonian11
    (39 posts)

    6 years ago

    Re: Help with Buying Son's first Sax

    hey, I've been playing saxophone for 3 years now and theres only one brand that I trust and that's Yamaha. Without a doubt the best saxophone brand when it comes to students. Is your son an alto, tenor, or baritone saxophone player?

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    1. by cuber
      (653 posts)

      6 years ago

      Re: Help with Buying Son's first Sax

      YAS 23 @altonian11- have you ever seen an 11yr old play a bari?

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      1. by connsaxman_jim
        (2336 posts)

        6 years ago

        Re: Help with Buying Son's first Sax

        I agree, Yamaha is a great sax for a beginner. They're easy to play, and they hold up very well. You can't go wrong with Yamaha. There are many new saxophone brands. Some are decent horns, some are not so good. The Yamaha YAS-23 is hands down the most popular beginner sax.

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        1. by connsaxman_jim
          (2336 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: Help with Buying Son's first Sax

          Something I forgot to add to my post. I would highly recommend a few private lessons to get your son started. They can help him work on the basics; embrochure, fingerings, etc. to prepare him for school band. He'll get the individual attention that he may not get from the school band director. Ask the instructor, or school band director if a lessor-known brand meets their approval.

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        2. by Altonian11
          (39 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: Help with Buying Son's first Sax

          No, i don't believe I've seen an 11 year old play bari, but if I do, i'll pay him for all his troubles, poor kid.

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