the Better Sax – Better Sax

Better Sax

alto saxophone

Get on the Wait List

Due to extremely high demand, the BetterSax alto is currently back-ordered. Click the button to get on the wait list. When more instruments are available, we will notify you via email.

International Shipping

Now taking orders for US addresses. Click the button to get notified about international shipping to your region.

Jay Metcalf Profile with Better Sax

A Unique Partnership

Jay Metcalf has partnered with Conn-Selmer, the leading wind instrument manufacturer, to develop and design the Better Sax alto saxophone. The result is a unique and affordable instrument that plays great, looks great and is dependable. We set out to create a financially accessible horn that students, teachers and players will love and we believe there is no better saxophone in the marketplace at this price point.

Limited time bonus

Better Sax alto saxophones will come with a complimentary set of Key Leaves key props while supplies last.

Dry is Good

Watch my video on how to take care of your saxophone using Key Leaves.

Looking for a Tenor Better Sax?

Due to the tremendous response for the alto Better Sax and countless inquires, we are exploring the development of a tenor model as well. Click the button to be among the first to receive updates.

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Key Features

  • Similar bore design to top professional instruments allowing for proper intonation, comfortable ergonomics, a lively response and beautiful tone.
  • Underslung octave key design borrowed from the great, vintage King brand saxophones as well as elite Yanagisawa instruments.
  • Cognac tinted lacquer with a simple engraving pattern for a classic, vintage themed design.
  • Post to body construction for a lighter horn with less resistance.
  • Premium case for reliable protection and convenient transport.
  • Comes with complete accessory pack including: student mouthpiece, ligature, cap, reed, neck strap, cork grease and polishing cloth.
  • No high F# key
  • Auxiliary front F key
  • Blue steel springs
  • Pisoni metal resonator pads
  • Adjustable thumb rest
  • Guaranteed and backed by Conn-Selmer’s warranty for 1 year.

More Info

The Better Sax alto saxophone is built at a Conn-Selmer Associate Manufacturing facility located in China under strict supervision from expert Conn-Selmer agents.

Each and every instrument is carefully checked throughout the manufacturing process and then receives a final inspection before being shipped to Elkhart, IN.

Upon arrival at the Conn-Selmer Woodwind Factory each Better Sax alto saxophone is checked, setup and play tested by qualified saxophone technicians ensuring that each instrument plays perfectly right out of the case.

Comes with a mouthpiece, 1 reed, mouthpiece cap, ligature, cork grease and polishing cloth.

Warranty Info


Conn-Selmer, Inc. warrants that this instrument is free from defects in manufacturing, material and workmanship for one year. During the warranty period, and upon proof of purchase, Conn-Selmer will, at its option, either replace or repair a defective instrument or defective part should manufacturing defects become apparent during that time. Repair or replacement as provided under this warranty is your exclusive remedy.

This Warranty also gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.

Warranty Does Not Include

This Warranty does not apply to instruments sold through dealers not authorized to do so by Conn-Selmer, Inc. This warranty does not cover instruments that have been used previously and is not transferable.

This Warranty does not apply to any damage that, in the warrantor’s judgment, has been brought about by repair or alteration done by
a repairman not specifically authorized to do so in writing by the warrantor, misuse, negligence, accident, or failure to reasonably and properly maintain the instrument. Conn-Selmer may offer to repair such damage, at its discretion, upon acceptance of repair charges by the instrument owner.

This warranty does not apply to shipping damage. Please contact the carrier for resolution of damage due to shipping.

This Warranty does not apply to plating or lacquer impairments caused by the acids inherent in the systems of some persons. It is recommended that the purchaser remove fingerprints from the instrument by wiping it clean with a soft flannel cloth as often as possible to avoid such impairments. Pads, felts, springs and corks are also excluded from this Warranty, as are external causes such as extreme temperature or humidity.

This Warranty shall not extend to consequential damages, which include but are not limited to loss of use of the instrument, inconvenience, or loss of revenues incurred by purchaser, unless otherwise provided for by applicable state laws.

Purchaser’s Responsibilities

Remedies guaranteed by this Warranty are contingent upon purchasers allowing a full inspection by Conn-Selmer, Inc, or its duly authorized representative, of any alleged defective parts. Purchaser should retain this Warranty card and the original proof of purchase for presentation to the authorized dealer from whom the instrument was purchased; in the event service is required under the Warranty. If this is not possible, please contact Conn-Selmer at P.O. Box 310, Elkhart, Indiana 46515 USA.

Purchaser must have a Return Authorization Number prior to returning the instrument to Conn-Selmer. Postage, insurance and secure packing for the return of instruments for Warranty repair or replacement are the responsibility of the owner. Conn-Selmer will pay return charges for shipment back to the customer for approved warranty claims only. Any notice under this Warranty shall be made in writing to Conn-Selmer, Inc., P.O. Box 310, Elkhart, Indiana 46515 USA.

Return Policy

If you are dissatisfied with your purchase please contact us at the email address on your warranty card.  We will do our best to address any concerns you have. In the event you decide to return your saxophone for a full refund, a return authorization must be requested first. Do not return any instrument without the return authorization.

Return authorization must be requested within 30-days from the date of delivery. No returns will be accepted after 30 days.

Instrument must be returned in its original packaging with all accessories and in its original condition.

You will be responsible to pay return shipping to Elkhart, IN should you decide to return your instrument.


Package size 71 x 35 x 25 cm

Weight 8kg

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