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.
Outperforms all the other saxes in its class, and sounds as good as many pro saxophones.JIM CHEEKSAX.CO.UK
This is a great horn! It’s super solid. I would absolutely take this on the road with me.MICHAEL GHEGANInternational Touring and Recording Artist
The horn plays and sounds really great. A big surprise. I A B’d it with my Silver Mark VI and I think I liked the tone of your horn better. Well done!Jody EspinaPresident Jody Jazz Mouthpieces
I’ve been playing tenor for a few years and have had the Better Sax alto for just over a week. I’m so pleased on so many levels. Of course, sound is utmost, and I find the tones to be crisp and bright. It is very responsive, and those tones really fill the room when I go “full tilt.” Its form is elegant and comfortable. Being totally blind, I can’t comment on its appearance, but my tenor friend said that it was “beautiful.” I recently ordered a Burnin’ tenor mouthpiece and was thrilled with the result so that upgrading to a Burnin’ alto was a no-brainer. Long story… this was a dream 41 years in the making and so glad it’s a Better Sax!
Hey Jay! Wanted to say thanks for designing and creating the Better Sax Alto, haven’t put it down since I took it out of the case. Been needing a new sax to finish out high-school and go into college. Amazing!
I would not call this a beginner horn, I’ve played many and they were limiting the player. I would say a near pro horn with the right setup. Time will tell. For the money and your demonstration and the features, I am very impressed.
Just finished an hour on my new BetterSax alto. I’m a beginner using an AP3 and 2.5 Boston sax reed on this instrument. I couldn’t be more pleased. Played perfectly out of the box. Very nice sound and the intonation was good. Good key ergonomics. I’ll need to lower the thumb rest, and I’m happy it’s adjustable. I like the pinky key set up. This doesn’t look or feel like a ‘student’ instrument and I’m looking forward to taking it on vacation with me. I gave away my JeanPaul to a friends grandson but regretted not having a ‘travel’ sax. So, I took a gamble on the BetterSax, money well spent. Well done! And many thanks!
Hi Jay, I received the BetterSax from Sweetwater today! Wow! Excellent! Beautiful!!! Thank you again for the early holiday special, I will go ahead and order! I’m excited and really look forward to this new adventure!