Saxophone Forum


by Elmer
(2 posts)
10 years ago

Beginner saxophone

Hi. first timer user. Just found the site today. I have a hypothetical question. A friend of mine has a 10 year old son who is going to learn the alto sax at school. The teacher can get a Blessing alto sax for x dollars new for him or he has the opportunity to buy a used Selmer alto sax from another family here in town. I do not know the model of either sax. If he can buy the used selmer for the exact price of the new blessin (say about $600) and assuming there are no probs with the used selmer (we would get it checked out), which would be (1 the better buy, and 2) the better to learn on? I will try to get exact model info tonight but I would like to start getting your thoughts. Thanks, Elmer

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  1. by tenor562
    (297 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Beginner saxophone

    go for the selmer, it's one of the big 4. Selmer makes great student saxes, and i'm not very familiar with Blessing. I know people with the Selmer Student Alto, and they say it is very nice. Blessing may be good, but it's doesn't have as much praise as Selmer.

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    1. by Wolfram
      (1 post)

      9 years ago

      Re: Beginner saxophone

      I agree. My personal fav fo beginners are the Yamaha 23's. They are really nice. Good intonation. Nice solid investments for that first sax.

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      1. by Face
        (11 posts)

        9 years ago

        Re: Beginner saxophone

        I have to agree as well, I'd go with the Selmer. My first saxophone was a Bundy II...good for beginning, though looking at it now I can hardly believe that I ever played on it. I also have to agree with Wolfram, I do prefer Yamaha for starting out...or in general. But given the choice, I'd certainly go for the Selmer.

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