"Those who are truly interested in education and teach youngsters, get it straightaway. Alphasax sales are are going very well!"
Phill Straker – Director of saxophones.co.uk – the UK’s largest saxophone specialist and owner of the world’s biggest sax emporium in Crowborough East Sussex, UK
Player and Teacher Reviews
I'm a teacher based in Hampshire (UK) ..approached by a young pupil who had a very strong desire to play a sax..Aged 6! Spoke to Sax.co.uk and got his parents to purchase on a rental scheme. WOW.. what a well manufactured instrument and once the reeds/mouthpiece were sorted.lessons commenced. I have never seen a young pupil take to his lessons with so much pleasure. AND PROGRESS.
I feel the main reason for his progress is the weight of the Alphasax plus the ease of putting together and it blows so easily.
A good teacher also helps!!!! .......Great starter instrument for budding "Cool" sax players.
Many thanks for building an easy playing young musician's instrument.
David Cole - Teacher
The Alphasax is fantastic! The keys are all in the right place and the pointless keys, only suitable for the higher grades have been removed. There is no beginner’s music written that uses the high and low notes anyway so they are hardly, if ever, used!
(He held it in the palm of his hand and was amazed at the weight) “Kids all complain about hurting necks and moan about the weight of standard saxophones”
“The simple system for Sax Best advancement Kid friendly”
“at last the sax comes of age” or “at last the sax comes to all ages”
“Finally accessible to everyone, now easier than the curved soprano or Lyons Clarinet as starter”
John Berreen – Kent (UK sax teacher)
Initially I was skeptical when I opened the case and saw the Alphasax. However on playing the instrument and then understanding why it has been done, I believe it to be a truly fantastic opportunity for music education. It opens new doors for the younger or smaller players who want to play a saxophone…not a flute or clarinet!
Michael Watkin – Manchester (UK) sax teacher
What a fantastic idea! The alphasax is still an alto sax but has been designed for just the students I am turning away because they are too small!
John Doorman - Leeds (UK) sax teacher
A great new alto sax for younger players!
Amanda Cornock – Kent (UK) sax player
"I'll take one now and expect an order for 5 - 10 more. It's exactly what my younger students need!"
Kasper Hemmer Pihl. Sax teacher, Denmark on visiting sax.co.uk inDenmark Street,London
"I loved it as soon as I saw it...my son is only 9 years old but he has taken to the instrument really quickly. The Alphasax is much better to begin your sax life with as it is like playing an normal alto saxophone. Better than having to start on the clarinet or curved soprano sax!.
David Hosker - Sax Teacher, Sweden
I brought one of these for my 10 year old daughter as a birthday present. She is small for her age but has no problem at with the weight or the finger positioning. We found her a teacher straight away who was amazed that she could use the the standard tutor books and learn alongside her bigger classmates. The only request is can you make one in black.....or preferably 'pink'?"
Ammand Fuller - Singapore
Really love the instrument and it makes teaching younger players much easier now! I used to have to start them on curved soprano sax and teach them in a group by themsleves. Now the new players can start in a group playing the same tutor book with older people playing the usual style alto! Great!!
Petre Skosca - Norway
Saw this instrument on the Internet and brought one 'blind' for my daughter. Just to say that I had found her a possible sax teacher however she was sceptical about the Alphasax. How wrong scepticism is when you haven't yet seen one as Mary's teacher absolutely loves it! My only recommendation to other parents is that if their new teacher for their child hasn't yet seen one, then ask them to try one first!
David Shaw - Edinburgh
Why do we not have prices on our website?
We do not sell our instruments directly to musicians. Instead we sell our Trevor James saxophones via our international network of specialist distributors. The details of the TJ representatives in your area can found here .
Sax Assembly Guide
- Put the neck strap around your neck.
- Take the main body of the sax from its case holding it firmly by the bell.
- Hook the neck strap on to the ring positioned about half way down the back of the body.
- Ensure the neck screw is loosened and insert the crook, which should line up with the neck strap ring.
- Tighten the screw so that the crook is secure.
- Apply a little cork grease to the cork (re-do once a week) and push the mouthpiece on to the cork with the opening facing downwards.
It is vital that when you have finished playing your instrument that you either clean it correctly or put it away in it’s case or place the saxophone on to a saxophone stand. Most of the repair damage we see in our workshops comes from players who have simply laid their saxophone down on a chair whilst they have ‘nipped’ out for a coffee or for lunch. Saxophones can be easily damaged!
All our included sax slings come with a non metal sax hook attached. The choice of sax slings is vast however we recommed you do not use a sax sling with a bare metal hook (unless it has a non metaillic coating over it) as over a period of time, the metal hook could possibly cause some wear to the sling ring which is located on the rear of the saxophone.
What is the Trevor Jame warranty period?
For details of our Trevor James instrument warranty click here