The Trevor James Alphasax Student Alto Saxophone is designed with younger and smaller players in mind, to help them get to grips with performing on a saxophone with the utmost comfort. Embarking on a new musical journey and learning an instrument can be a difficult undertaking, but Trevor James has ensured that the Alphasax makes the experience as enjoyable as possible.
Taking their cue from the original body tube of an Alto saxophone, Trevor James' Alphasax features a redesigned mechanism and corresponding tone hole reposition that accommodates players for whom a full-size saxophone may be too cumbersome to learn on. Troublesome keys that required long finger-stretches, have either been removed or repositioned to make each one more accessible. At only 1.48kg, the overall weight has been reduced by a whopping 33% compared to your average Alto saxophone, so that younger players can build up their stamina without the weight of the instrument becoming taxing during performances.
The Alphasax is in the key of Eb, with a complete two-octave chromatic range, which utilises established finger-positioning to encourage smaller and younger players to learn the alto saxophone using standardised theory books. Thanks to the innovative mechanism, the finger positioning of a normal saxophone can be learned so that as players develop and grow, they can transfer onto a standard saxophone without having to relearn finger positioning, as it will be thoroughly established.
A detailed run-down of the Key and Mechanism changes are as follows:
- The left hand palm keys for top D#, E and F have been removed.
- The top D key has been adjusted to fit small hands.
- The low B & Bb keys have been removed.
- Redesigned G# and low C# keys are now easier to reach.
- The right hand side F# keys and side C key have been removed.
- Redesigned low D# and C keys are now easier to reach.
- The Alphasax retains a fully chromatic range from low C to high D.
- Bb bis and side Bb keys are retained.
Each model is supplied with its own moulded case, with backpack-style straps for easy and comfortable transportation. The case weighs 1.48kg, so when combined with the Alphasax, you have an overall weight of 3.34kg, a significant reduction in weight. Along with the case, players also get a BG harness strap, mouthpiece, cap and single screw ligature, as well as a Vandoren reed. As you can see, you have everything needed to get started as soon as your Trever James Alphasax Student Alto Saxophone arrives!
Manufacturer Trevor James Horn Model Alphasax Student Alto Saxophone Finish Gold Included Accessories Shaped case, BG harness strap, mouthpiece, cap, single screw ligature, and a Vandoren reed
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