• Professional Silver Gold Eb Alto Sax Saxophone with Accessories Kit+Case D9O9

    Eb saxophone, made of brass. 1 Saxophone. Color:Silver/ Golden(optional). We send randomly color (red, yellow, green and colorful) of cleaning brush. 1 Carry Case. Cleaning brush and cloth keep trumpet clean and dry.
    Type: Alto
    Free postage
    or Best Offer
    39 sold
  • Paul Mauriat custom Class TENOR Sax

    Superb condition.personally see the saxophone. NB PICK UP ONLY.
    Collection in person
    or Best Offer
    Type: Tenor
    20 watching
  • New listingMartin Handcraft Committee 1 Searchlight/Skyline Tenor Saxophone

    Martin Committee Searchlight tenor saxophone in need of a full repad. Mid 1930's, has been relacquered. Mechanically fine with all parts present. Not sure whether or not the case is original but it certainly does the job. Key guard has been slightly pushed in (see photo) but this is cosmetic only. £20 covers uninsured shipping to UK mainland only. Please feel free to ask any questions. Thanks for looking. Collection welcome.
    Click & Collect
    £20.00 postage
    Brand: Martin
    or Best Offer
    Type: Tenor
  • New listingBuescher True Tone Tenor Saxophone

    The Saxophone is a Low Pitch and its serial number is 233470. The Sax is not supplied with a mouthpiece. The horn and neck will be thoroughly bubble wrapped and case filled also with protective wrapping.
    3 bids
    £12.50 postage
    Ending Saturday at 10:06PM GMT4d 14hClick & CollectBrand: BuescherType: Tenor
  • New listingBrand New Yamaha YAS/YTS-280 Student model saxophone Stand Case Reeds Cleaners

    Includes reeds, reed holder, cleaners x 3, mouthpiece pads, cork grease & Hercules stand & carry case. Student model in Gold lacquer finish. Relatively light-weight and ergonomically shaped, they are easy to hold and to play.
    0 bids
    £20.00 postage
    Ending 19 Nov at 10:16AM GMT6d 2h
    or Best Offer
    Click & CollectBrand: YamahaType: Alto

    0 bids
    £7.95 postage
    Ending 19 Nov at 6:00PM GMT6d 10h
    or Best Offer
    Click & CollectType: Tenor
  • New listingYamaha YAS 280 Alto Saxophone no reserve

    I bought this new in December 2015. Have upgraded to the yamaha yas 62 so have no need for this one. Plays great. You will probably know if you are looking at this that it is pretty much the industry standard quality student saxophone.
    9 bids
    £25.00 postage
    Ending 19 Nov at 7:38PM GMT6d 12hBrand: YamahaType: Alto
  • New listingAlto Saxophone

    0 bids
    £15.00 postage
    Ending 19 Nov at 7:15PM GMT6d 11h
    or Best Offer
    Type: Alto
  • Buescher Soprano Saxophone In Buescher Hard Case

    The hard case is also made by Buescher with a nice purple felt inlay. The key for it is not included. The saxophone is functional and working. Acorns provide care for babies, children and young people from 0-18 with life limiting or life threatening conditions and support for their families.
    25 bids
    £3.95 postage
    Ending Sunday at 8:39PM GMT5d 13hBrand: BuescherType: Soprano
  • Trevor James Saxaphone with Case and extras

    Now surplus to requirements due to other instruments taking precedence. In very good condition with cleaning materials, strap and extra reeds. Perfect for junior player. No reserve. Collection preferred.
    1 bid
    £5.05 postage
    Ending Sunday at 3:07PM GMT5d 7hClick & CollectBrand: Trevor JamesType: Alto
  • Older Otto Link tenor saxophone mouthpiece 7

    Older Otto Link tone master tenor saxophone mouthpiece with an original 7 tip opening. Not sure of the age (I got it used) but could be an EB. Great Link sound.
    6 bids
    £7.50 postage
    Ending Sunday at 6:57PM GMT5d 11hBrand: Otto LinkType: Tenor
  • Professional Silver Gold Eb Alto Sax Saxophone with Accessories Kit & Carry Case

    Eb saxophone, made of brass. 1 Saxophone. Color:Silver/ Golden(optional). We send randomly color (red, yellow, green and colorful) of cleaning brush. 1 Carry Case. Cleaning brush and cloth keep trumpet clean and dry.
    Type: Alto
    Free postage
    19 watching
  • New LADE Alto Saxophone Sax with Case Gloves Cloth Grease Belt Brush【Rose Red】

    Brass bodyEb E-Flat alto Saxophone is perfect for the student,teacher, musicians and music lovers. The tone is deep and rich with abalone shell buttons for high-level test! EbE-Flat alto saxophone has high F#.
    Type: Alto
    Free postage
    or Best Offer
    Only 1 left.
  • New listingYamaha YTS-L2 Tenor Saxophone mouthpiece

    Yamaha YTS-L2 Tenor Saxophone mouthpiece complete with original ligature. hair line marks on bite. Always used with patch, which has been removed to show.
    0 bids
    £4.00 postage
    Ending 19 Nov at 7:45PM GMT6d 12h
    or Best Offer
    Click & CollectBrand: YamahaType: Tenor
  • Baritone saxophone

    1 bid
    £15.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 10:25AM GMT4d 2hClick & Collect
  • New listingAlto Saxophone Trevor James The Horn Revolution

    The sax is in excellent condition no discolorations or dents. Please look at the photos like part of the description Cleaned lubricated checked. Plays from up to bottom
    Click & Collect
    £15.00 postage
    Brand: Trevor James
    or Best Offer
    Type: Alto
  • Arbiter Pro Tenor Saxophone

    Nice tone and good condition. Complete with mouthpiece, hard case, pad saver, reeds, neck strap - everything you need. (Stand not included in sale).
    40 bids
    £12.50 postage
    Ending Today at 7:25PM GMT11h 48mType: Tenor
  • Buescher Saxophone With Selmer Mouthpiece In Hard Case

    We have attempted to get the best photo we can of the Buescher logo on the saxophone but due to the material it is made out of the photo above is the clearest we could get it. Both the saxophone and mouth piece are in good condition however both have signs of wear from age, storage and use.
    13 bids
    £6.95 postage
    Ending Sunday at 9:13PM GMT5d 13hBrand: Buescher

    15 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending 22 Nov at 8:03PM GMT9d 12hBrand: SelmerType: Alto
  • USED Yamaha Tenor Saxophone (YTS-23)

    My lovelyYAMAHA TENOR SAX, YTS- 23 Model. I have owned this sax for approx 20 years and have recently up graded to a Yamaha YTS 62. The sax is in very good condition, plays very well and was serviced last year by the Sax Shack.
    0 bids
    or Best Offer
    Ending Wednesday at 11:08AM GMT1d 3hCollection in personBrand: YamahaType: Tenor
  • New listingTrevor James Classic II 'The Horn' Alto Saxophone  - Gold Lacquer

    Two year old Trevor James Classic II Horn.  This Alto Sax has been tremendous and my son has progressed to a professional saxophone.  It is in very good condition and has been serviced annually (twice).  Pads are excellent as one was recently replaced during the last service.  It comes in the original case with cleaning cloths and a neck strap.  As you can see from the images, the mouthpiece has hardly been used.  It is from a non-smoking home.  Currently selling new for £600. 
    0 bids
    £5.05 postage
    Ending 19 Nov at 7:29PM GMT6d 11h
    or Best Offer
    Click & CollectBrand: Trevor JamesType: Alto
  • Freddie Gregory tenor sax mouthpiece hard rubber 7** MINT

    Stunning Freddie Gregory piece 7 . Great tone.
    0 bids
    £15.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 9:33PM GMT5d 13hType: Tenor
  • Gear4Music Alto Saxophone - Perfect For Beginners

    Since then I’ve bought a tenor so three sax’s in the house is a bit excessive, this one which I christened “Goldie horn” has been mounted on my wall of my man cave for the last 8 or so months gathering dust, I’ve given it a clean and played a few tunes on it and it still sounds as good as it used to.
    4 bids
    £12.00 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 9:28PM GMT1d 13hClick & CollectType: Alto
  • Yamaha YAS 275 Alto Saxophone in VGC with Hard Case and Accessories

    Excellent saxophone, almost new condition, from Yamaha. This model has excellent playing characteristics and tone, very close to the professional series.
    2 bids
    £17.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 8:42PM GMT5d 13hClick & CollectBrand: YamahaType: Alto
  • Meyer soprano sax mouthpiece, 6M

    Mouthpiece only, no cap, ligature or box.
    Type: Soprano
    Free postage

    29 bids
    £6.39 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 3:04PM GMT1d 7hBrand: Otto LinkType: Tenor
  • New listingYamaha Alto Saxophone mouthpiece 7C

    Complete with original box.
    0 bids
    £4.00 postage
    Ending 19 Nov at 8:06PM GMT6d 12hBrand: YamahaType: Alto
  • Vintage alto saxophone

    It is silverplated but this is quite tarnished. All the keys are there. Despite this I suspect they may need replacing. It is the shape of an alto but there is no indication of which key it is in.
    2 bids
    £20.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 8:16PM GMT5d 12hClick & CollectType: Alto
  • New listingArtemis MKII Alto Saxophone and Case - Excellent Condition

    Mother of Pearl detailing
    Brand: Trevor James
    £2.99 postage
    Type: Alto
    or Best Offer

    Tip opening is C and it's in original condition. Good Luck!
    4 bids
    £5.00 postage
    Ending 22 Nov at 8:10PM GMT9d 12hBrand: SelmerType: Alto
  • Elkhart Soprano Saxophone 300 Series

    Used Elkhart 300 series soprano saxophone. Newly maintained by Bullfrog Music in East Grinstead so saxophone is in working order (receipt included in photo).
    0 bids
    £14.75 postage
    Ending Wednesday at 10:17AM GMT1d 2h
    or Best Offer
    Click & CollectBrand: ELKHARTType: Soprano
  • Tenor saxophone, King 615 Fully Refurbished

    An American King tenor saxophone - bought some years ago but little used and only just fully professionally refurbished at a cost of £150 (dated receipt.). Has a a beautiful sound, desirable slight tarnish finish, and comes with original old hard case. Stand and beginners music included.
    0 bids
    or Best Offer
    Ending Sunday at 5:51PM GMT5d 10hCollection in personBrand: KingType: Tenor
  • Conn New wonder 2 tenor saxophone

    All the springs are functional. There are no dents on the horn. It has a nice quiet snappy action and there is plenty of life left in the pads. There are no corks or felts missing from this sax.
    0 bids
    £28.55 postage
    Ending Sunday at 4:30PM GMT5d 8h
    or Best Offer
    Click & CollectBrand: ConnType: Tenor
  • Trevor James Alpha Saxophone - Immaculate Condition - Gold

    Immaculate Trevor James Alpha Saxophone. Only used a few times as daughter gave up learning very quickly.  Also includes immaculate case.
    0 bids
    or Best Offer
    Ending Sunday at 6:33PM GMT5d 10hCollection in personBrand: Trevor James
  • New listing“Super” Tone Master Otto Link 6* for Tenor Sax

    Good condition metal mouthpiece 6* slight wear marks see photos uk only thanks
    3 bids
    £2.95 postage
    Ending 19 Nov at 10:08AM GMT6d 2hClick & CollectBrand: Otto LinkType: Tenor
  • Selmer tenor supersax 1931

    The number is 14655.
    0 bids
    or Best Offer
    Ending Friday at 11:21AM GMT3d 3hCollection in personBrand: SelmerType: Tenor
  • New listingTrevor James The Horn Classic Alto Saxophone Gold Lacquer, Case, Strap and Stand

    In good condition - NB the lacquer has worn in a number of small areas (see photos).
    Collection in personBrand: Trevor JamesType: Alto
  • Tenor Saxophone.

    A well loved and very playable Tenor sax made by Lafluer by Boosey and Hawkes of London. I have had this sax for approx 4 years, had it professionally cleaned and serviced but played it very little. It has sat like a well loved ornament for most of that time, it really should go to a person that will appreciate it. The sax overall is in tidy condition although it has obviously age related tarnishing but no real dents as such. It has a brand new gigging(soft) bag and a quality mouthpiece and plenty of reeds. Would much prefer collection but could post at a reasonable cost over and above the winning price. Ideal Christmas pressie.
    3 bids
    £15.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 10:11AM GMT4d 2hClick & CollectType: Tenor
  • Earlham Alto Saxophone

    5 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 4:37PM GMT5d 9hClick & CollectBrand: EarlhamType: Alto
  • Trevor James Alpha Alto Saxophone for child / beginner - very good condition

    Great saxophone for a young person to begin and improve on. Comes with case. Can be seen if required. Please just contact me. I'm advertising as collection only but you are more than welcome to arrange a courier at you expense.
    0 bids
    or Best Offer
    Ending Wednesday at 4:44PM GMT1d 9hCollection in personBrand: Trevor JamesType: Alto
  • John Packer JP 041 alto saxophone

    Will include a saxophone starter book. Only very small spots of tarnish in line with age.
    31 bids
    £13.95 postage
    Ending Saturday at 10:39AM GMT4d 3hType: Alto
  • Hanson Alto Saxophone, Hardly Used

    Has been played maximum 10 times, has stickers on some of the keys for learning purposes, cleaning cloth is a bit dirty, comes with 3 reed holders/protectors (DOES NOT INCLUDE REEDS), cork greese and a brand new Saxophone teaching book. Message me with any questions
    5 bids
    £3.45 postage
    Ending Today at 10:44PM GMT15h 8mClick & CollectType: Alto
  • Windsor Alto Saxophone with Case Gold Lacquer Finish, Brass Body Ideal Beginner

    This is my daughters Windsor Alto Saxophone that she had as a beginner aged 10 Yrs. She has used this for 5 years and has now upgraded.
    2 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 10:59AM GMT5d 3hClick & CollectType: Alto
  • Yamaha YTS62 Crook, in good used condition.

    Good condition spare neck for Yamaha YTS 62.
    Collection in person
    or Best Offer
    Brand: Yamaha
  • Saxaphone Alto Sonata AS701

    A lovely saxophone Alto Sonata AS701.
    1 bid
    £15.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 9:21PM GMT5d 13hClick & CollectType: Alto
  • Windcraft Cork Grease - Lipstick Style - For Woodwinds Clarinet/Sax/Oboe

    Excellent value cork grease. Suitable for clarinet joints, oboe joints and sax crook corks.
    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Thu, Nov 15
    570 sold
  • 8 x Alto/Tenor Saxophone Sax Mouthpiece Mouth Patches Cushion 0.3mm Pads

    High quality and brand new unused. Protect teeth and reduce vibration when you palying the saxophone. Stabilize the tube boby so that you can show your performance skill. It's good for beginners to lay a solid foundation. Colour Black Dimension 2.7cm X 2cm Thickness 0.3mm VAT Price includes 20% VAT Brand OTOTEC MPN VO608415751700 EAN 608415751700.
    Top Rated Plus
    Est. delivery dateEst. delivery Thu, Nov 15
    161 sold
    Type: Tenor
  • New listingSelmer England ff, alto sax mouthpiece, as used by Charlie Parker

    This is what Charlie Parker used when he changed to King Super 20 alto, recorded with strings, and got his sound sorted. And stayed with it to the end. You might not easily recognize it since I don't have the original Link-type single-screw ligature for it.
    0 bids
    £8.50 postage
    Ending 22 Nov at 1:36PM GMT9d 6hBrand: SelmerType: Alto
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A saxophone is part of the woodwind family, even though it is made of brass. This is due to the single reed mouthpiece, similar to a clarinet. It was designed to be the most powerful wind instrument and the most versatile of the brass instruments.

A saxophone is similar to the bassoon, flute, cornet and tuba as it has a conical bore. The reed mouthpiece and the brass material sets it aside from any other instrument in either the wind section or brass section.

Saxophones are used in a number of different musical ensembles including:

  • Orchestras
  • Concert bands
  • Chamber music
  • Military bands
  • Marching bands
  • Jazz and big band music

Jazz is where a saxophone is most common and from there it has influenced many genres of music, including swing and pop music. The saxophone is often chosen to take solos.

Saxophones that are made for orchestral music are tuned in C and F. The standard saxophone is tuned in B♭ and E♭. There are different types of saxophone that give different sounds.

Soprano Saxophone

  • Plays in the highest register
  • Smaller than other saxophones
  • Tuned in B♭
  • Ideal for classical music
  • Often used for solos

Alto Saxophone

  • Larger than a soprano
  • Tuned in E♭
  • Common in classical music
  • Also used in military bands, marching bands, jazz and 80s and 90s pop music

Tenor Saxophone

  • Medium sized
  • Most used saxophone type, along with alto
  • Tuned in B♭
  • Distinguished by the bend in the neck
  • Most common in classical music
  • Plays supporting parts

Baritone Saxophone 

  • One of the largest saxophones
  • Tuned in E♭
  • Commonly used in classical music and jazz music
  • Distinguished by the loop in the neck

Notable saxophone players include:

  • Charlie Parker
  • John Coltrane
  • Kenny G
  • Stan Getz
  • Lester Young

 There are many accessories available to buy for your saxophone, including:

  • Hard cases for travel
  • Soft cases for comfort
  • Stands
  • Mutes
  • Mouthpieces
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