• 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.
    £179.99
    Type: Alto
    Free postage
    or Best Offer
    Only 1 left.
  • New listingYamaha Custom Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece

    This is a 3CM custom mouthpiece in superb condition comes with a Vandoren2 Reed.
    £24.00
    Click & Collect
    £3.45 postage
    Brand: Yamaha
    or Best Offer
    Type: Soprano
  • Professional Silver Gold Eb Alto Sax Saxophone Case Gloves Cloth Grease Belt Bag

    Eb saxophone, made of brass. 1 Saxophone. Cleaning brush and cloth keep trumpet clean and dry. We send randomly color (red, yellow, green and colorful) of cleaning brush. 1 Cleaning Brush. 2 Gloves(a pair).
    £185.99
    Type: Alto
    Free postage
    30 sold
  • Palatino Saxaphone

    No dents at all and I’m perfect working order.
    £56.00
    8 bids
    £2.95 postage
    Ending 18 Dec at 6:45PM GMT3d 22hType: Alto
  • New listingSaxophone tenor sax

    Tenor Saxophone unused like new Comes with everything including some reeds ,gloves ,tickleing stick.This is a gear for music sax nicely made perfect present .rrp is £350 Any questions please call 01246 239923
    £210.00
    Click & Collect
    Free postage
    Type: Tenor
    or Best Offer
  • LADE Alto Saxophone Sax Eb E-Flat Shell Button Wind Instrument Golden Brush Case

    Brass Eb E-Flat alto Saxophone is deep and rich sound. Natural white shell buttons for high-level test! perfect for the student,teacher, musicians and music lovers. Eb E-Flat alto saxophone of glossy Brass body.
    £179.99
    Type: Alto
    Free postage
    36 watching
  • Curved SOPRANO SAXOPHONE Bb Lade Silver Practically New

    Hi and welcome to the sale of this Lade Soprano Saxophone. I bought this on a whim and have now decided to stick to Tenor instead. It has only been played by me twice and was unused when I bought it. It is as you can imagine in perfect unmarked condition. Its body and keys are finished in silver nickel. It really is a beautiful little Sax. It comes complete with mouthpiece, ligature, cap, cleaning cloths, pull through cleaning cloth, pad saver, cork grease and 2 new unopened reeds. There is a case to keep it safe with backpack straps included. Cash on collection or I can send it if needed. Thanks for looking and good luck...
    £100.00
    1 bid
    £15.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 8:30PM GMT1d 23hClick & CollectType: Soprano
  • Professional Alto Saxophone Sax Mute Sound ABS Dampener Silencer Gold UK

    1 x Sax Mute Dampener. Suitable for most size alto saxophone. Made of ABS material, durable and practical. Material: ABS. Reduce the noise effectively. Features: Color: Gold. Great for anti-interference and practice.
    £3.79
    Brand: Unbranded
    Free postage
    Type: Alto
    127 sold
  • New listingSakkusu Soprano Saxophone in new as bought condition.

    There is a bit of pitting in the lacquer ( see photo ) which was on when it was bought.
    £165.00
    0 bids
    £6.69 postage
    Ending 21 Dec at 12:33PM GMT6d 15h
    or Best Offer
    Click & CollectType: Soprano
  • ammoon Mini Pocket Bb Saxophone Set + Bag +Mouthpieces +10pc Reed Musical Gift

    Bb saxophone with beautiful embossed patterns on the frosted surface. With alto mouthpiece, easy to play and its tone is close to a real sax. 1 Mini Sax. Mini size and lightweight, convenient to carry around.
    £24.62
    Free postage
    60 sold
  • New listingSaxophone - Hanson of England- stunning instrument

    BEUTIFUL HANSON OF ENGLAND TOP QUALITY SAXOPHONE, COST OF THESE NEW OVER £800. STUNNING GOLD LACQUER FINISH WITH UNIQUE ENGRAVINGS AND GENUINE MOTHER OF PEARL KEYS.
    £285.00
    0 bids
    £28.45 postage
    Ending 21 Dec at 3:53PM GMT6d 19h
    or Best Offer
    Click & Collect
  • Bb Tenor Saxophone Amati Corton

    Selling my old Saxophone. It's a beginner sax that has not be used in a long time. Probably needs new pads and a service, price reflects this. No mouthpiece as selling it separately. The case is Berkeley of London hard case but light and easy to carry and great quality.
    £100.00
    2 bids
    £6.69 postage
    Ending 18 Dec at 8:40PM GMT3d 23hClick & CollectBrand: AmatiType: Tenor
  • Zebra 8 Holes Key-Bb Mini Pocket Sax Musical Instrument Mouthpiece With Bag

    The pocket sax is Key-Bb with alto mouthpiece, easy to play and its tone very close to a real saxophone. Tone: Key-Bb with Alto Mouthpiece. 1 x Zebra™ Key-Bb Pocket Saxophone with Alto Mouthpiece. It can change all alto mouthpiece you want.
    £20.59
    Brand: Unbranded
    £2.99 postage
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  • Elkhart Series II Alto Saxophone with hard case

    £166.00
    14 bids
    £11.34 postage
    Ending Saturday at 3:50PM GMT19h 6mClick & CollectBrand: ELKHARTType: Alto
  • New listingYamaha Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece 4C

    Yamaha 4C Tenor Saxophone mouthpiece Excellent quality 4C mouthpiece to fit all Tenor Saxophones.
    £36.99
    Brand: Yamaha
    FAST & FREE
    Type: Tenor
  • Windcraft Cork Grease - Lipstick Style - For Woodwinds Clarinet/Sax/Oboe

    Excellent value cork grease. Suitable for clarinet joints, oboe joints and sax crook corks.
    £2.04
    Free postage
    650 sold
  • Zebra 8 Holes Key-Bb Mini Pocket Sax Musical Instrument Mouthpiece Bag Set Gift

    The pocket sax is Key-Bb with alto mouthpiece, easy to play and its tone very close to a real saxophone. Tone: Key-Bb with Alto Mouthpiece. 1 x Zebra™ Key-Bb Pocket Saxophone with Alto Mouthpiece. It can change all alto mouthpiece you want.
    £20.89
    Brand: Unbranded
    £2.69 postage
    or Best Offer
    10 watching
  • Yamaha Tenor Saxophone

    I must point out an historic issue with the G# - the photo shows evidence of a past repair though there are no current G# key issues. Can be collected and play tested if you wish from North Norfolk.
    £172.00
    6 bids
    £18.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 7:50PM GMT1d 23hBrand: YamahaType: Tenor
  • Tenor Saxophone

    John Packer JP042G tenor sax. Ideal for students or as a second instrument. Bought as a second instrument (£560 new) but only used a handful of times. In excellent working order. Comes with beginners mouthpiece (Yamaha 5C), a ligature and neck strap. Case has a little mildew on the outside having been sat very close to the wall and below a windowpane in our living room.
    £300.00
    Click & Collect
    £28.55 postage
    Type: Tenor
    or Best Offer
    11 watching
  • Alto Saxophone - Sonata Student

    Sonata student alto sax for sale. Ideal for beginner. The sax is two years’ old and is in excellent condition apart from a little tarnish (see photos).
    £93.00
    4 bids
    £22.00 postage
    Ending 17 Dec at 5:01PM GMT2d 20hClick & CollectType: Alto
  • Tenor saxophone

    Appears to be a stencil sax. Has bottom F# key like Buescher. Playing quite nicely, just lower notes from bottom C downwards a bit difficult to play.
    £99.00
    0 bids
    or Best Offer
    Ending 17 Dec at 11:22PM GMT3d 2hCollection in personType: Tenor
  • Alto saxophone sax mouthpiece

    For sale a Earlham alto mouthpiece, in great condition!
    £10.00
    Click & Collect
    £2.75 postage
    Type: Alto
  • Yamaha YTS 25 Tenor Saxophone

    Yamaha YTS 25 tenor saxophone is good condition with some lacquer scratches as shown in the picture . Excellent student Saxophone . Comes with Yamaha mouthpiece,some reeds and a neck sling . (No stand or case ) which are easily obtainable on e.bay
    £350.00
    0 bids
    £18.95 postage
    Ending 17 Dec at 7:51PM GMT2d 23hClick & CollectBrand: YamahaType: Tenor
  • Boosey & Hawkes 400 Sax - Excellent Condition

    I will describe this Saxaphone as in excellent condition Please study pics Boosey & hawkes 400 Serial number 309371 PLEASE CHECK OUT MY SUPERB FEEDBACK Starting price is £100 COLLECTION IS AVAILABLE POSTAGE WILL BE VIA MY HERMES FULLY INSURED TRACKED AND SIGNED FOR . I AM HAPPY FOR YOU TO ARRANGE YOUR OWN COURIER .
    £100.00
    0 bids
    £12.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 7:53PM GMT1d 23hClick & CollectType: Alto
  • Yamaha Tenor Saxophone - Excellent condition! - Japan 1885 mark

    There are also a few Tenor sax books included. Due to the size and for protection of the saxophone I would prefer this item to be collection only. There is no dents, scratches or discolouration that I have noticed anywhere on the saxophone - it really is in MINT condition.
    £260.00
    7 bidsEnding 21 Dec at 9:50PM GMT7d 1hCollection in personBrand: YamahaType: Tenor
  • YAMAHA YAS280 As Brand New ! Saxophone With Original Case

    Saxophone as brand new , as you can see from the pictures ! Also with sax I will give 2 different types of hangers ! We both it for our son , he try it few times on the lessons but ... Music still stays father s dream)! It has original case and instructions everything original! Happy bidding)
    £370.00
    3 bids
    £10.00 postage
    Ending 19 Dec at 2:17PM GMT4d 17hClick & CollectBrand: YamahaType: Alto
  • Artemis A1 Alto Saxophone with Case

    This used Model is in excellent condition, and would make a perfect Beginner's / Intermediate Sax. Artemis Saxophones are made by Trevor James, and have the same excellent build quality and sound. The action is slick and responsive, and the tone is rich and deep. A fantastic Saxophone! Comes with mouthpiece, reeds, metronome, neck strap, book and CD
    £87.00
    3 bidsEnding Today at 10:36PM GMT1h 52mCollection in personType: Alto
  • Freddie Gregory tenor sax mouthpiece hard rubber 7** MINT

    Stunning Freddie Gregory piece 7 . Great tone.
    £1,300.00
    0 bids
    £15.00 postage
    Ending Saturday at 3:49PM GMT19h 5m
    or Best Offer
    Type: Tenor
  • New listingSakkusa Soprano Sax - Complete Christmas Gift with Music, Case, Sling and Stand

    Perfect Christmas Gift with everything you need to get started!The saxophone is in full working order and in undamaged. There is some wear to the cork on the curved neck as you would expect with a secondhand item. Secondhand Soprano Saxophone features: *Straight & angled necks.*Low Bb to top F#.*Fully gold lacquered *Yamaha mouthpiece with cap and ligature. Also included: * 2 x neck straps * Cork grease.* 2 x reeds.* Case. * Stand (slight damage to soft covering on stand). * Music books inc "Learn as You Play Saxophone (with CD)" (Books did have some pencil marks in which have been rubbed out).Originally purchased from sax.co.uk, cost £299 without stand or books!
    £105.00
    1 bid
    £7.95 postage
    Ending 20 Dec at 10:04PM GMT6d 1hClick & CollectType: Soprano
  • New listingMartin Committee Tenor Saxophone, 1935-6, restored, play ready, New Hiscox case

    It does look it's age.
    £695.00
    0 bids
    £9.79 postage
    Ending 23 Dec at 10:00PM GMT9d 1h
    or Best Offer
    Click & CollectBrand: MartinType: Tenor
  • Antigua Tenor Saxophone (Used)

    £190.00
    8 bidsEnding Sunday at 12:22PM GMT1d 15hCollection in personType: Tenor
  • New listingYamaha Saxophone model YAS-25 NO.066472

    Yamaha YAS -25 Unique number 066472. Complete with reeds an all accessories. It was used for about 6 month's while lessons were being taken and has never been used since.
    £250.00
    1 bid
    Free postage
    Ending 24 Dec at 11:13AM GMT9d 14hClick & CollectBrand: YamahaType: Alto
  • Soprano Saxophone

    The horn itself is in perfect condition without a single scratch or ding of any kind. It is supplied with both a straight and an angled crook both of which will need to be re-corked. A simple cheap job for a repairer.
    £138.00
    17 bids
    £7.00 postage
    Ending Sunday at 12:07PM GMT1d 15hClick & CollectType: Soprano
  • Artemis A1 Alto Sax

    An A1 Artemis Alto Sax in A1 Condition! Like a lot of things I buy musically, I play it for a short while and then move on to my next project! With full hard carry case and various accessories this could be an ideal Christmas present - at a fraction of the £650 new ones retail at. I intend to post more pictures. At my girlfriends right now and sax is at my home. Will rectify that in the coming days. Good luck with your bidding!
    £102.00
    8 bids
    £15.85 postage
    Ending Sunday at 1:36AM GMT1d 4hClick & CollectBrand: Trevor JamesType: Alto
  • Old vintage BUESCHER ARISTOCRAT ALTO Saxophone Elkhart Indiana No 304081 & case

    The condition is old used with lacquer loss which is to be expected on an item this age.
    £273.00
    8 bids
    £15.00 postage
    Ending 17 Dec at 7:43PM GMT2d 22hBrand: BuescherType: Alto
  • Otto Link STM USA 7* Tenor Sax Mouthpiece

    The top half of a Florida Super Tone Master box! This late model Link is in tidy condition. The balance is good, and it has that typical Link precision. As such I’d say it was a good ‘jobbing’ piece – though that’s just my personal opinion, of course.
    £100.00
    0 bids
    £3.50 postage
    Ending Sunday at 7:28PM GMT1d 22hClick & CollectBrand: Otto LinkType: Tenor
  • Jupiter Alto Saxophone in Hard Case

    Jupiter Alto Saxophone in hard case. Good instrument for beginners. Comes with a green Neotech sling. A few scuffs and marks to the case.
    £67.03
    2 bidsEnding 18 Dec at 12:45PM GMT3d 16hCollection in personBrand: JupiterType: Alto
  • Yamaha alto saxophone YTS25

    Yamaha YTS 25 in used condition plays beautifully, some lacquer damage around the inside of the bell (pictured) otherwise in good condition. I am the second owner of this instrument but it has been well looked after. Included in the sale is a neck strap, mouth piece, original case and sax. Be advised the saxophone needs a service as the bottom C key is leaking. Therefore I will pick up the postage costs estimated at £60 with insurance. Any questions please ask and happy bidding!
    £193.00
    1 bid
    Free postage
    Ending Sunday at 9:00AM GMT1d 12hClick & CollectBrand: YamahaType: Alto
  • VINTAGE LOUIS ROBER ALTO SAXOPHONE 21893 WITH BERKELEY OF LONDON CASE & KEY

    ALTO SAXOPHONE BY LOUIS ROBER No 21893.
    £175.00
    0 bids
    Free postage
    Ending 23 Dec at 6:09PM GMT8d 21hType: Alto
  • Vibes Sax Partner Electronic whisper mute and stand

    £115
    £115.00
    0 bids
    or Best Offer
    Ending 17 Dec at 1:28PM GMT2d 16hCollection in personType: Alto
  • Yamaha YTS 275 Tenor saxophone

    Dual Saxophone / Clarinet stand. Would make a fantastic christmas gift. Collection from Uxbridge, West London.
    £399.00
    1 bidEnding Sunday at 2:06PM GMT1d 17hBrand: YamahaType: Tenor
  • LA Sax Soprano Saxophone "Satin Doll" brushed satin rose finish

    There are two minor dents (See pictures). Case included, but as you can see it's a bit battered.
    £53.00
    5 bidsEnding Sunday at 12:24PM GMT1d 15hCollection in personType: Soprano
  • ALTO SAXOPHONE , DEARMAN, SAX with case, VINTAGE OLD SAX

    Saxophone and case as shown. It's a bit tarnished as you can see but all the keys seem to be there and no dents that I can see. On the horn it says "Dearman President Foreign" and on the back numbers - 17863.
    £82.00
    6 bids
    £8.50 postage
    Ending Sunday at 1:27PM GMT1d 16hClick & CollectType: Alto
  • Trevor James Alpha Alto Saxophone for child / beginner - good condition

    Lovely sax for a chlid/ beginner. Plays beautifully. Ideal to learn on and progress.
    £125.00
    1 bidEnding Sunday at 11:08PM GMT2d 2hCollection in personBrand: Trevor JamesType: Alto
  • Veltklang Tenor Saxophone

    Really great first sax...it’s affordable, good to learn on and still sounds great despite its age. As you can see from pictures it’s in fair condition but as I said the sound is good. If any more pics wanted, ask and I’ll send. Case is worn of course but again, does it’s job of carrying and protecting the unit. Note - If you can’t collect from Guildford, am happy for you to arrange and pay for a collection by a courier and we can liaise so that I’m home on day of collection.
    £100.00
    9 bidsEnding 17 Dec at 4:15PM GMT2d 19hCollection in personType: Tenor
  • Vintage Buescher True Tone 20's Alto Sax

    Vintage Buescher True Tone Alto Saxophone 20's A great saxophone well know for it's tonality and sound. A instrument made on the 20's the golden era of saxophones. Instrument in great condition for it's age of almost 100 years old Instrument it's playing but would be a advantage of cleaning/ service to to bring it back for it's golden days. Instrument comes with yamaha 4c mouthpiece, some spare reeds, sling and case.
    £350.00
    Click & Collect
    £10.00 postage
    Brand: Buescher
    or Best Offer
    Type: Alto
  • TREVOR JAMES HORN 88 TENOR SAXOPHONE with Case etc - The Horn Sax Saxaphone

    This is a very big sounding sax and one for those players who really want to be heard! It has a f rosted gold/champagne finish, h igh quality Italian pads with reflectors, a new Horn88 three point bell / body brace design and a g un rifled crook to enhance the air flow and tonal dynamics.
    £499.00
    0 bids
    £25.00 postage
    Ending 20 Dec at 7:31PM GMT5d 22hBrand: Trevor JamesType: Tenor
  • Stagg Alto Saxophone - Used - Beautiful Condition

    Beautiful detailing on the front bell.
    £112.00
    10 bids
    Free postage
    Ending 17 Dec at 11:19AM GMT2d 14hClick & CollectType: Alto
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Saxophones

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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