Used Alto Saxophones
How To Buy Second Hand Alto Saxophones
Used alto saxophones are common. Given that the alto saxophone is about the most common saxophone around today it should mean your options are plenty and choices vast.
Buying A Used Alto Saxophone
Buying a used alto saxophone does not require a degree in anything, just apply some common sense thinking to your shopping style
Yes, they are the most common type of saxophone around today, this means you can afford to be picky and carefully choose the type of sax you want.
If you apply some logic to the purchasing process instead of shopping blind, you should, without a doubt, get a bargin.
What Used Alto Sax To Buy?
The most common makes of saxophone around are:
If you stick to the above you won't go too far wrong. The top three of the list usually come with a hefty price tag new so it would stand to reason the owners would look after them
A good make of alto can be had for as little as £400. That may seem expensive but bear in mind a well loved sax will last a lifetime.
What To Look For With Used Alto Saxophones
With Alto saxophones being so common every man and his dog has probably had one. This includes small children who have no idea of the value of an item
Altos are relatively light enough to be thrown around by anyone with a big enough temperCheck the following when buying used alto saxophones:
Final Thoughts On Buying A Used Alto Saxophone
Try to stick to a named brand. Sometimes you will be tempted by an unbelieveable bargin. Ask yourself the question:
"Why is it so cheap?"
Many a dropped saxophone has been sold cheaply. They rarely sound the same once dropped. Even if they've been repaired.
Used saxophones are many. Used alto saxophones are the majority. If you miss one there'll be another one along at any time
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