The Alto Saxophone is very much favoured to start with for beginners. The alto sax is heavily played in classical, jazz ,big band, concert bands and commercial, and is an instrument as well as being the lead voice in a lot of other music from funk to classical chamber music.
The alto saxophone is slightly smaller than the tenor and looks and sounds as you’d expect a saxophone to. Compared with the tenor it is lighter, slightly quieter, takes less puff and less finger stretching.
The alto saxophone is the best type of saxophone for beginners because they are the most common. When you are starting out on your alto saxophone journey, you'll need to become familiar with the sound of the saxophone by listening to music, especially jazz, and you're most likely to hear an alto saxophone.
All models in the Odyssey range of high quality brass band and orchestral instruments have been meticulously designed down to the finest details by Peter Pollard. It’s hardly surprising that, with over 50 years experience and having listened to the ‘wants’ of countless high profile musicians, this master craftsman is one of the most sought after custom brass and woodwind builders in the world.
At Odyssey, we recognise the significant contribution that an instrument makes to the willingness of a student to persevere, practice, pursue the process of learning to control and master the instrument, enjoy making music and progress. With this in mind all our Saxophone family have been tested in France, at BG, and fitted with the best BG Ligatures possible for each instrument.
With a luscious Silver plated body, bell and neck offset with clear lacquered parts, the aesthetics of the 'Eb' Alto Saxophone from the Odyssey Premiere Series speak for themselves. A stunning looker!
A real eye catcher without doubt, but it’s also the performance to cost ratio that make this beautiful Alto Sax a winner. Players from students to seriously professional musicians have commented on the excellent response, it has been designed to provide comfort and security when performing in the high register, while maintaining a beautiful warm sound in any range - with superb intonation. As with all Odyssey instruments only the highest quality materials are chosen in the construction.
Reliable Beginners Instrument This Alto Sax is ideal for beginners due to its relatively small bod y which is comfortable to hold. The combination of this instrument's size and range makes it an extremely versatile and popular choice.
Strong & Durable Body This instrument has been designed with affordability, durability and comfort in mind. The body is fully brace d for strength helping it stand up to the demands of regular play and transport to and from lessons. The adjustable thumb rest, bell joint, neck and stack adjusting screws can be used to make the set-up more comfortable. The saxophone's Rose brass body is finished with sliver plate.
Smooth Response & Tone Blue steel springs provide a robust and durable action and give a brightness and snap to the instrument's sound whilst domed reflectors aid projection. This Alto Sax has a light, free blowing response that will reward new players with excellent intonation and a stability and evenness throughout the registers. Precision drawn tone holes allow maximum air passage through the instrument. An auxiliary high F# key provides extra versatility. These features make it easy for students to start seeing results fast.
As a company producing some of the world’s finest brasswind instruments, Odyssey recognise the fact that protection whilst travelling with a delicate instrument is paramount. To ensure players can maintain a high standard with this instrument Odyssey has included gloves, cleaning cloth, cork grease and neck sling. A plush lined, Zero-gravity ‘backpack’ hard foam, canvas covered case with shoulder straps takes all the worry out of commuting with such a delicate instrument.
Eb with high F#
Mouthpiece and cap
BG – L12SR Super Revelation Ligature
Quality Italian pads & springs
Rose brass body, bell & neck - silver plated
Zero-gravity ‘backpack’ hard foam, plush lined, canvas covered case with shoulder straps