Types of Saxophone

The saxophone (also referred to as the sax) is a conical-bored transposing musical instrument that is a member of the woodwind family. Saxophones are usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet. The saxophone was invented by the Belgian Adolphe Sax in 1841.

Alto Saxophone E♭


The alto saxophone is a member of the saxophone family of woodwind instruments invented by Belgian instrument designer Adolphe Sax in 1841. It is smaller than the tenor but larger than the soprano, and is the type most used in classical compositions. The alto and tenor are the most common types of saxophone.
alto-saxophone

Product Description:
Stagg (Belgium) - Eb Alto Saxophone w/ high F# key in lightweight, wear-proof nylon soft case featuring: outer compartment for small accessories, w/ pouches for pen & mobile phone - inner compartment for music scoresheets - inner pouch for Walkman/iPod w/ cord port to thread headphones outside - 2 ergonomic, slip-proof S-shaped transport straps w/ zippered cover for protection - Lush, padded interior - Stormflap to protect main zipper against rainfall - Outside reflector holder - Easy-grip rubber zipper pullers - Injection-moulded easy-grip plastic handle - Dim (LxWxD): 610 x 265 x 160 mm / 24 x 10 6/16 x 6 3/16.


Soprano Saxophone B♭


The soprano saxophone is a variety of the saxophone, a woodwind instrument, invented in 1840. The soprano is the third smallest member of the saxophone family, which consists (from smallest to largest) of the Soprillo, sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, bass, contrabass and tubax.
soprano-saxophone

Product Description:
Curved Bb Soprano Saxophone w/ High F# key, in ABS case - Adjustable thumb rest - Pivot arm on low B/Bb table - Gold-lacquered body and keys.



Tenor Saxophone B♭

tenor-saxophone

The tenor saxophone is a medium-sized member of the saxophone family, a group of instruments invented by Adolphe Sax in the 1840s. The tenor, with the alto, are the two most common types of saxophones. The tenor is pitched in the key of B♭, and written as a transposing instrument in the treble clef, sounding a major ninth lower than the written pitch. Modern tenor saxophones which have a high F# key have a range from B♭2 to E5 and are therefore pitched one octave below the soprano saxophone.

Product Description:
Bb Tenor Saxophone w/ high F# key, in ABS case - Mouthpiece + cover, attachment & strap included - Rocker-style octave key mechanism - Gold-lacquered body and keys.