Our bamboo saxophones are unique instruments, originally designed and created by Sunreed Instruments. A traditional saxophone mouthpiece, fused onto a piece of bamboo, gives these instruments an incredibly sax-like sound enjoyed by novice & experienced alike. These instruments are being used by a wide variety of professional musicians, including a Grammy Award winning saxophonist. Yet, if you have never played a saxophone, and always wanted to learn, now is your chance. Not only are these economically priced, you will find them a simpler instrument to learn on. They have one full octave of range, and are fully chromatic (play all sharps and flats). They have an upper range available at an octave and a half. They come complete with new mouthpiece (alto), reed, cap, ligature (holds reed in place), warranty, songbook and instructions. Because of the physical acoustics of reeded instruments, these instruments play one octave lower than you would expect an instrument of this size to play. Because they play in the fundamental (lower) range, they will sound lower than their "parent" instrument, which most often play in the upper range. Our Baritone bamboo saxophones are made by utilizing longer, wider bore bamboo, and tenor mouthpieces and reeds, these newly created instruments offer the deepest, rich tones manageable in a bamboo sax. They are currently made in keys of A, G, and F (32-40"). Due to limitations of hand stretch, we are designing these in minor pentatonic (5 hole, 5 note) scales, making them easier to play for more people (These, nonetheless, are large, difficult sizes for many potential players.) More keys are to be designed in time or by commission, both in larger and smaller sizes (hopefully from an alto D down to a bass D.) We suggest you check with us for hand stretch before ordering. Handcrafted in Vermont, USA. Please note this instrument will take most likely 2-3 weeks to be made and arrive to you.
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