If you are filling out your saxophone section and looking for an affordable alto that is both durable and easy playing, the Allora AAAS-301 Student Alto Saxophone is an excellent choice. It is fr... Click To Read More About This Product
If you are filling out your saxophone section and looking for an affordable alto that is both durable and easy playing, the Allora AAAS-301 Student Alto Saxophone is an excellent choice. It is free blowing and offers excellent intonation for an instrument at this price range. With professional-style keywork, a high F# note, tilting G# key/Bb table keys, leather pads and an adjustable thumb rest, the AAA-301 will get students off to a great musical start. Includes molded case, mouthpiece, ligature and cap.
The Allora line of instruments was developed to offer the student musician an excellent start to their music career, at prices that parents can afford. Allora instruments meet exacting standards for intonation, comfort, and mechanical reliability and are an ideal alternative to renting.
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Comments about Allora Student Series Alto Saxophone Model AAAS-301:
I am an adult intermediate saxophone player. I have owned this saxophone for about a week, playing it every day. Price was a primary consideration in this purchase. For a basic student model, it seems so far to be a good value. It plays in pitch throughout its expected range and has a nice enough tone that I am unlikely to spend two or three times as much on a higher end model to get the results I want. I especially like the fullness of the tone I get at the bottom of the range on this horn -- this may be helped by my experience playing tenor (a professional model). I added a slightly better Selmer mouthpiece and a Rovner dark ligature and am using 2 1/2 Rico reeds to this alto setup. I have not used the mouthpiece or ligature that came with the saxophone. This saxophone comes with a plastic shell case, mouthpiece, ligature, and one reed. This being my first student model saxophone, I will be monitoring its durability -- how well it remains in good repair and good tone with frequent use over time. I ordered this Allora alto because I have owned an Allora intermediate curved saxophone for about a year and like it very much -- also purchased through this store. My customer experience with this store is consistently good, with helpful representatives, easy order tracking, and responsive assistance when I need it.
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