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Trevor James Alphasax Eb alto saxophone

Ultra lightweight Eb alto saxophone ideal for young beginners

Product code: TJ371A-GL Manufacturer: Trevor James
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FEATURES

  • Supplied as an outfit with moulded case and accessories
  • Reduced keywork and short reach mechanism designed for small hands
  • Fully chromatic range from low C to high D
  • Suitable for students up to ABRSM grade 3
Product code: TJ371A-GL Manufacturer: Trevor James
Description

Trevor James have collated years of feedback from teachers and parents regarding the challenges facing aspiring young saxophonists and tried to solve some of the common problems. The instrument’s weight is of course a major issue, and compared to the clarinet or flute it is often difficult for those with smaller hands to master the saxophone’s fingering techniques.

Enter the Alphasax. This Eb alto saxophone has been specially constructed to provide a comfortable experience for children and finally enables players as young as 2 to start learning. At only 1.86kg, it is 33% lighter than the average alto saxophone, and its significant keywork reductions and redesigns allow small hands to control the whole with ease.


The unique design of the Alphasax is based on the original body of Trevor James’s award-winning Horn saxophone. Its tone holes and mechanisms have been precisely positioned to ensure that the Alphasax looks and functions exactly like a normal saxophone. A full list of key removals and editions is available on the more info tab.

Despite all these changes, the thickness and material of the instruments body remains unchanged, allowing players to achieve the same tonal characteristics as a regular alto saxophone. It has a fully chromatic range from low C to high D making it capable of completing ABRSM grade 3 at least.

Outfits come supplied with a lightweight moulded case with backpack, a padded neck strap, mouthpiece, mouthpiece cap, ligature, and Vandoren reed.

More info

Full list of key work differences:
Left hand palm keys for top D#, E and F have been removed
Top D key has been adjusted to fit small hands
Low B & Bb keys have been removed
Redesigned G# and low C# keys are now easier to reach
Right hand side F# keys and side C key have been removed
Redesigned low D# and C keys are now easier to reach
Bb bis and side Bb keys are retained
Problematic keys have been removed or redesigned for extra comfort

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