Ever since the first alto saxophone was designed and produced by Belgian instrument designer Adolpe Sax in the 1840s, this beautiful-sounding instrument has been a mainstay in bands, orchestras and ensembles around the globe. From rock and jazz groups to pop hits from Jenifer Lopez and Macklemore, the alto sax can be heard in just about every genre of modern music. When you play a professional alto sax, you're joining a family that includes legendary horn players like Cannonball Adderley, Phil Woods, Johnny Hodges, and Benny Carter. If you want to make your mark on the music world like one of these greats, you're going to need an instrument that showcases your talent in the best way possible - and any one of the professional alto saxophones in this section will do just that.
It's safe to say that if you're spending time here you're already familiar with the sax and all its working parts. That said, you may not be sure where to begin your search for the professional alto sax that is going to meet your specific needs. A great sax to start with is the Selmer AS42 Professional Alto Saxophone. Considered an entry-level professional saxophone, this Selmer sax is very responsive and plays exceptionally well in classical and jazz pieces. As beautiful to look at as it is to play, the AS42 features an exquisite hand-engraved pattern on the bell.
Another fantastic choice is the P. Mauriat Professional Alto Saxophone Kit. Not only does this hand-crafted horn sound amazing; it comes with nearly everything you need to play right out of the box. This includes an alto saxophone mouthpiece, Rovner dark alto saxophone ligature and cap and an alto/tenor saxophone stand with flute/clarinet peg.
And these are just two examples of the professional alto saxophones waiting in this catalog. As you consider all your options, keep in mind that no matter which sax you choose, you're getting an instrument that's the best of the best in terms of quality, craftsmanship and design.