An Affordable Baritone Saxophone That Plays Like a Pro Horn – Better Sax

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You all have been asking for my baritone saxophone recommendations…

So I went looking for a cheap yet good, baritone saxophone that you can order online with confidence.

Well in the end, a great yet affordable baritone saxophone found me and I’m going to tell you all about it today.

Singer’s Day Baritone Saxophone on Amazon

In the video I compare the Singer’s Day Baritone Sax to my Yanagisawa B-901 which is a professional instrument and certainly a good point of reference for comparison.

I am told that the design of the Singer’s Day Baritone Saxophone is inspired by the Yanagisawa horn so let’s examine the similarities and differences.

First let’s talk about the price. a new Yanagisawa horn equivalent to this one will cost you about $7000

The Singer’s Day Baritone sells for $2300 and is available on Amazon right now.

So the professional sax costs 3 times the price, but is it a 3x better instrument?

And just because the Singer’s Day is more affordably priced, does that mean it’s not up to professional performance?

Watch the video and listen to me playing both of them and see if one sounds better than the other.

Listening back, I can hardly tell the difference between the two saxophones. I will say that the Yanagisawa B-901 is more fun to play and has a slightly better tone from the perspective of the player. However, to be fair, the Yanagisawa is about as good as it gets when it comes to baritone saxophones. The Singer’s Day horn is really not all that far behind.

This instrument is very well made and is an extremely good copy of the Yanagisawa overall just at a much lower price.

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8 thoughts on “An Affordable Baritone Saxophone That Plays Like a Pro Horn”

  1. Amazon, unfortunately does not have this in stock. They say that they don’t know if or when it will be back. I did a little research and found that Singers Day are made by a company called Tianjin Shengdi Music Instrument Co. Their website however does not appear to have any way to purchase their products

    1. I’ve spoken to them and the problem has to do with the supply chain delays due to the virus in China and the factory closings. Apparently, Amazon is marking some items that are being delivered from China as unavailable based on their expectation that the supplier cannot meet the delivery timeline. I think this will sort itself out as things return to normal over there.

      1. Thats good word, Jay. I was about to give in and try a taishen. They look nice… but too cheap. Makes me nervous.

  2. When I had the $$ I got a Yamaha 62 because my school had a model 52. I didn’t know that much about the bari sax stuff but was familiar with the Yamaha. Plays good, I get comments on good tone, low A and high F# keys. Can ghost low Ab. Can’t afford another one but it does fine. Actually would like to check out tenor by this mfr, as mine is a very limited student tenor. After the big deal has settled, would like to investigate this mfr. It’s not at all un-American to buy musical instruments from foreign companies!

  3. Great review, Jay. I was wondering if you have ever played the Kessler Solist. It’s also a B-901 copy and appears to be a quality instrument identical to the Singers Day except for the neck support (the Solist neck looks identical to the B-901). Since Kessler is also sold out, I wonder if both are made by the same manufacturer.

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