Yamaha YAS-280 Alto Saxophone
Everybody always asks about the Yamaha YAS-280 Alto Saxophone.
If you’re a beginner who is starting out, I would consider the Yamaha YAS-280. This instrument sells for about $1,100 and some saxophonists have actually played on Yamaha Saxophones for their entire musical careers.
Unless you’re at the highest level of saxophone playing, this instrument is all you could ever need. It is the cheapest Yamaha saxophone you can get and it is truly an excellent instrument.
Check out the full unboxing and review of the YAS-280 in the video above.
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The BetterSax Alto Saxophone
While you’re shopping for your next saxophone, we are now happy to also recommend the BetterSax Alto Saxophone. I have recently developed this instrument in partnership with Conn-Selmer to fill a gap in the market for a high quality, reliable and desirable entry-level saxophone at the affordable price of $649. This makes it a little more than half the price of the Yamaha YAS-280 yet comparable in quality and value.
My vision for the Better Sax alto saxophone is to change the way we think of an entry level instrument. I want people to be able to buy this horn and not have to think they are going to need a step up instrument a few years later. If your budget is around $650 this can be your one and only main instrument no matter what level player you are. This truly is a fantastic horn and I’m excited to finally get it into your hands!
You can purchase the BetterSax Alto exclusively here on bettersax.com.