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Trevor James - Alphasax - Gold Lacquer

SKU 371A

Perfect for small students who find a regular alto sax too large

The gold lacquer Alphasax by Trevor James is a full sized Eb alto saxophone designed for small hands so that younger players can now start 2 - 3 years earlier and weighing 33% less than most conventional models.

Made of brass and based on the award winning Trevor James 'The Horn,' the Alphasax has been designed in consultation with education professionals so that it can be used for the first three of the Associated Board Grade Examinations. 

Supplied with the YOU CAN PLAY TOO online saxophone tuition DVD (exclusive to


• Some keys are impossible to avoid, making the instrument unplayable & other keys are impossible to reach.

• The weight can be too much for some young players (& some adults).


• Problematic keys have been removed or redesigned for extra comfort.

• The weight has been reduced by an amazing 33%. 


• 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.

The 'missing' keys are those at the extremes of the instrument's range that are not usually required until later on in the student's development. In all other respects the Alphasax plays and sounds like a conventional alto saxophone.


 Material: Brass

 Finish: Gold Lacquered Brass

 Key Touches: White plastic

 Neck: The Horn

 Engraving: None

 Made in: Taiwan, set up in the UK

 Case: Trevor James hard shaped (lightweight) case with straps

 Mouthpiece: Trevor James plastic

 9 Month Interest Free Finance Available on this Product

 Free Professional Set Up & Free Check over within a Year

 Recommended for: Students


What a great idea! Not wishing to blow my own sax here but it was mine; but it took Trevor James' design wizard Dave Farley to make it a reality. The Alphasax plays and sounds just like their award winning Horn Classic sax because that's what it is, with a few important tweaks to make it playable by smaller hands. After years of disappointing enthusiastic 6 - 8 years olds by telling them they were too small I can now point them towards the Alphasax. Phill (


All of our instruments are fully checked and set-up by our experienced technicians. Regardless of size or price - all saxophones go through the same process.   

Here at we know that when you buy a sax, our pro set up is absolutley essential to ensure the instrument you're purchasing is playing to it's optimum peformance. 

In addition, all new saxophones purchased from us can be returned within a year for a FREE checkover to make sure your saxophone continues to perform its best. 

Our 12-Step Checkover:

• All transit packing and corks from the manufacturer are removed.
• Thorough visual check for any imperfections in the finish, includes unlacquered saxophones.
• All pads checked for quality.
• All pad seatings checked using leak lights and traditional feeler paper methods.
• Regulation checked and adjusted.
• All key corks and felts checked, adjusted to set vent heights.
• All spring tensions checked and adjusted to create an even feel across the instrument.
• Neck fitting checked.
• Crook cork checked for cork quality and provided mouthpiece fits.
• Thorough playtest from top to bottom, including alternate fingerings.
• Case inspected for quality, instrument fit and accessories.
• Instrument cleaned and carefully repacked.

Free Delivery on all orders over £75 to UK MAINLAND

Competitive international shipping rates & pay the final landed cost at checkout!

If you're based overseas and would like more information, please read our overseas guide located here

Delivery Schedule

Orders in stock and received before 2pm are normally shipped the same day. International orders are generally received in under 7 days.

Goods purchased online can be returned within 14 days upon delivery 

Goods purchased online from can be returned within 14 days of receipt. This does not apply to products where hygiene is concerned and product seals have been broken (Reeds, mouthpieces etc). Goods purchased through our website cannot be returned to our retail store.


Our simple and low-cost hire to buy scheme lets you try a sax at home without a long-term financial commitment. You pay just four months in advance and receive a brand-new sax and accessories. After 4 months you can return the instrument at any time and the agreement is cancelled. Keep hiring and the instrument is yours at the end of 18 months and you will have paid no more than the original cash price.

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