The Alto SaxophoneÂ â€¯is very much favoured to start with for beginners. The alto sax is heavily played in classical, jazz ,big band, concert bandsÂ andÂ commercial, and is an instrument as well as being the lead voice in a lot of other music from funk to classical chamber music.â€¯Â
The alto saxophone is slightly smaller than the tenor and looks and sounds as youâ€™d expect a saxophone to. Compared with the tenor it is lighter, slightly quieter, takes less puffÂ andÂ less finger stretching.Â
Theâ€¯Â alto saxophoneÂ â€¯is the best type of saxophone for beginners because they are the most common. When you are starting out on your â€¯alto saxophoneÂ â€¯journey, you'll need to become familiar with the sound of the saxophone by listening to music, especially jazz, and you're most likely to hear anâ€¯Â alto saxophone.Â
All models in the Odyssey range of high quality brass band and orchestral instruments have been meticulously designed down to the finest details by Peter Pollard. Itâ€™s hardly surprising that, with over 50 years experience and having listened to the â€˜wantsâ€™ of countless high profile musicians, this master craftsman is one of the most sought after custom brass and woodwind builders in the world.Â Â
At Odyssey, we recognise the significant contribution that an instrument makes to the willingness of a student to persevere, practice, pursue the process of learning to control and master the instrument, enjoy making music and progress. WithÂ this in mind all our Saxophone family have been tested in France, at BG, and fitted with the best BG Ligatures possible for each instrument.Â ÂWith a luscious BlackÂ lacquered body, bell and neck offset with clear lacquered parts, the aesthetics of the 'Eb' Alto Saxophone from the Odyssey Premiere Series speak for themselves. A stunning looker!
A real eye catcher without doubt, but itâ€™s also the performance to cost ratio that make this beautiful Alto Sax a winner. Players from students to seriously professional musicians have commented on the excellent response, it has been designed to provide comfort and security when performing in the high register, while maintaining a beautiful warm sound in any range. With superb intonation. As with all Odyssey instruments only the highest quality materials are chosen in the construction.Â
Reliable Beginners InstrumentÂ
This Alto Sax is ideal for beginners due to its relatively â€¯small body â€¯which is comfortable to hold. â€¯The combination of this instrument's size and range makes it an extremely versatile and popular choice.Â
Strong & Durable BodyÂ
This instrument has been designed with affordability, durability and comfort in mind. The â€¯body is fully braced â€¯for strength helping it stand up to the demands of regular play and transport to and from lessons. The â€¯adjustable thumb rest, bell joint, neck and stack adjusting screws can be used to make the set-up more comfortable. The saxophone's Rose brass body is finished with a protective lacquer.Â
Smooth Response & ToneÂ
Blue steel springs provide a â€¯robust and durable â€¯action and give a brightness and snap to the instrument's sound whilst domed reflectors aid projection. This Alto Sax has a light, free blowing response that will reward new players with excellent intonation and a stability and evenness throughout the registers. Precision drawn tone holes allow maximum air passage through the instrument. â€¯An auxiliary high F# key provides extra versatility. These features make it easy for students to start seeing results fast.â€¯Â
As a company producing some of the worldâ€™s finest brasswind instruments, Odyssey recognise the fact that protection whilst travelling with a delicate instrument is paramount. To ensure players can maintain a high standard with this instrument Odyssey has included gloves,Â cleaning cloth, cork grease and neck sling.Â A plush lined, Zero-gravity â€˜backpackâ€™ hard foam, canvas covered case with shoulder straps takes all the worry out of commuting with such a delicate instrument.
- Eb with high F#
- Mouthpiece and cap
- BG â€“ L12SR Super Revelation Ligature
- Quality Italian pads & springs
- Rose brass body, bell & neck
- Black lacquer finish
- Zero-gravity â€˜backpackâ€™ hard foam, plush lined, canvas covered case with shoulder strapsÂ
- Accessories: Gloves, cleaning cloth, cork grease, neck sling
Taking proper care of your instrument will also help you produce the best sound quality possible,Â weÂ recommend Odyssey and Ultra-PureÂ brand accessories.
Odyssey Brasswind isÂ designedÂ and created byÂ UK Master Craftsman Peter Pollard and the UK Odyssey design team.