Two Saxophone brands

Two Saxophone brands

    
Two Saxophone brands    10:04 on Wednesday, May 16, 2018          

antiquenut
(4 points)
Posted by antiquenut

Hi all,
I've been wanting to learn how to play a saxophone for many years, but never had enough spare time to practice. Since I've retired, I now have plenty of spare time. I want start with a "cheaper" sax, in case I find that it to difficult, I don't want to blow a lot of my retirement money. And a cheaper sax would be easier to sell.
I have 2 brands in mind, (b) a ZEFF and (b) a MASON. I suppose they are from eastern origin. Does anybody know these brands?
Your advice would be appreciated.
Many thanks.

<Added>

I forgot to say, I don't anticipate becoming a professional player, I want to do it for my own enjoyment and to jam together with my grandson, who plays the guitar.


Re: Two Saxophone brands    14:29 on Saturday, May 26, 2018          

ChrisSmithUK
(13 points)
Posted by ChrisSmithUK

Hi - I am a complete beginner too (I started 18 days ago). I don't know the brands you suggested, but what worked really well for me, was that I booked a taster lesson with a local sax teacher, and he loaned me a sax for the lesson ( I just had to provide a reed). He then suggested a few reliable brands that he recommended. I then found a local place that repairs and renovates second hand saxophones, and they had a couple in stock, so I tried them out, and bought the one I liked the sound of. It was about half the price of a new one, and I am really happy with it.

Good luck! :-)


Re: Two Saxophone brands    05:24 on Sunday, May 27, 2018          

antiquenut
(4 points)
Posted by antiquenut

Hi Chris,
thanks for the advice, it sounds like a good idea.
Regards.


Re: Two Saxophone brands    20:09 on Monday, July 9, 2018          

happyjazz
(1 point)
Posted by happyjazz

You can try to get good quality cheap affordable Saxophones at Bayfrontshop https://bayfrontshop.com/product-category/saxophones/. Is from China.


Re: Two Saxophone brands    04:42 on Wednesday, July 11, 2018          

antiquenut
(4 points)
Posted by antiquenut

Hi, thanks for the suggestion.


Re: Two Saxophone brands    10:44 on Friday, July 13, 2018          

MikeLansing
(9 points)
Posted by MikeLansing

Wiki did 47 hours of research for the 6 top economy horns. Mendini is #2, and that's the one we choose. After 25 years on tenor, we (me and all these authors in my head) really don't care what horn is under the mouthpiece and reed. We care about the mouthpiece and reed.


Re: Two Saxophone brands    07:57 on Monday, July 16, 2018          

antiquenut
(4 points)
Posted by antiquenut

Hi, many thanks for the helpfull reply.


Re: Two Saxophone brands    09:08 on Monday, July 16, 2018          

MikeLansing
(9 points)
Posted by MikeLansing

Good luck on your saxaphone adventures.


   




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