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Stand out from the crowd with this head turning, affordable Straight Tenor Saxophone!

Completing the Sakkusu range in the most dramatic of styles is this extraordinary Straight Alto Sax. It is a rarity to be able to find a modern-production straight tenor sax these days, let alone an affordable one, and so we took the opportunity to fill this gap in the market!

This Sakkusu straight alto represents incredible value for money; the build quality is solid, the key ergonomics are well designed and comfortable, the intonation is reliable, and the tone is warm and full-bodied. Comes equipped with a Yamaha 4C mouthpiece and ligature. The range is identical to that of a regular alto sax – just be prepared for a good deal of the sound to come out around your knees! 

Features

Material: Brass

Finish: Clear Lacquer

Key Touches: Simulated Mother of Pearl

Neck: Sakkusu

Engraving: Basic floral pattern

Case: Oblong hard-board case

Mouthpiece: Yamaha 4C

Made in: China

9 Month Interest Free Finance Available on this Product

Free Professional Set Up & Free Check over within a year

Recommended for: Keen amateurs/curious professionals

 

Staff Review

It’s such a rarity to get the opportunity to be able to play on a straight alto or tenor, and the fact that this instrument is priced in the student market means that people looking to involve themselves with the quirkier end of the saxophone spectrum will be extremely interested in this horn! But on to the way it performs and plays. One of the main criteria that I wanted to mark it on was the intonation – I have tried one or two straight

tenors/altos in the past and they had some intonation faults, particularly around notes below the ‘bow’ section. However, I was pleased to find that there were no such issues here. In fact, I would even go on to say that the tuning scale was extremely even throughout the entire range. The second area that I wanted to judge it against was the physicality of playing the instrument. The feeling of playing a straight alto or tenor is quite different from that of their straight cousins – the centre of gravity is in a different place and therefore the balance takes some adjusting to. I found that this sax felt more comfortable than I was initially expecting it to be; when standing up, the lower part of the sax naturally wants to tilt in towards your knees (or ankles, depending on your height!), and this in itself is fine once you get used to this idea. When sitting down, the sax naturally balances on your right thigh and feels reasonably comfortable in this position.

Tone-wise, this sax is typical of our best Sakkusu student altos; warm and full bodied. One thing to note though, its straight design removes some of the snap and immediate feeling of power that you get with a regular alto. For me it just goes to prove that the sound waves within a regular alto are amplified and ‘brightened’ when hitting the floor of the sax and coming up through the bell again. Whereas this straight-through design rather leans more to a sonorous horn-type sound.

All in all, a great piece of kit, and for the money, it’s a bargain! Jim Cheek

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 Sax.co.uk 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 1st Class Delivery on all orders over £75 to UK MAINLAND

Free Next Working day Delivery on all Saxophones to UK MAINLAND (excluding hire saxophones)

Competitive International Shipping Rates

Delivery Schedule

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

We have a massive selection of goods, although If your item is not in stock, we will back order it for you. You will always be emailed with the option to choose an alternative or cancel your order if you would rather not wait.

If you're based overseas and would like more information on shipping including customs duty, please read our Based Overseas guide located here.

Goods purchased online from www.sax.co.uk can be returned within 14 days of receipt.

If you wish to return products purchased on our website please follow the guidance below.

Goods purchased online from www.sax.co.uk 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.

Please print and complete returns document found here: Return Document and include it inside your package.

  1. You must obtain a receipt with tracking information from the Post Office or chosen courier service. This can be used to track the item(s) that you are returning. We cannot accept liability for returned goods that we don’t receive or for those that get damaged in transit on their return.
  2. In all cases, (except where an item is faulty) the item(s) returned must be in its original and saleable condition. This includes all original packaging that must be undamaged and intact.
  3. All goods will be inspected on return. Where we have to make reductions in price to facilitate re-sale, you will be notified and the cost will be deducted from your refund.
  4. Goods are your responsibility until they reach our warehouse, so please ensure you package them up well to prevent any damage or loss during shipping.
  5. The initial postage and packaging charge is non refundable.

We aim process refunds 24 hours of receipt. If you do not see your original payment method credited within ten days please contact us.

Please send all returns to the following address:

SAX.CO.UK RETURNS DEPARTMENT
BROOKLANDS PARK
FARNINGHAM ROAD
CROWBOROUGH
EAST SUSSEX
TN6 2JD

If you have any difficulty or have any other queries regarding our returns policy, our customer services will be able to assist at help@sax.co.uk or 01892662533.