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Elkhart Deluxe SXAB Alto Saxophone
- Great entry level instrument
- Superb value for money
The Elkhart Deluxe SXAB Alto Sax is a great little horn, perfect for taking beginners through their first few years. It’s very responsive, well built and delivers the best value for money within that price range.
“The saxophone was developed in 1846 by Adolphe Sax, a Belgian instrument maker, flautist, andclarinetist born in Dinant and originally based in Brussels, he later moved to Paris to establish his musical instrument business. Prior to his work on the saxophone, he had made several improvements to the bass clarinet by improving its keywork and acoustics and extending its lower range. Sax was also a maker of the then-popular ophicleide, a large conical brass instrument in the bass register with keys similar to a woodwind instrument. His experience with these two instruments allowed him to develop the skills and technologies needed to make the first saxophones. As an outgrowth of his work improving the bass clarinet, Sax began developing an instrument with the projection of a brass instrument and the agility of a woodwind. He wanted it to overblow at the octave, unlike the clarinet, which rises in pitch by a twelfthwhen overblown. An instrument that overblew at the octave, would have identical fingering for bothregisters.” – Wikipedia