The unique saxophone designed for the younger and smaller player!
Recipient of a prestigious UK Music Industry Association award for 'Best Woodwind & Brass Instrument of the Year,' the Alphasax is a true game-changer!
The Alphasax preserves the body tubing of the acclaimed TJ alto saxophone, while introducing a revolutionary reimagining of its mechanism and tone hole placement. This trailblazing approach eradicates the common refrain of "wait until you grow bigger" for young players venturing into the realm of saxophone music.
Key and Mechanism - The Alphasax in the key of Eb, with a full two octave chromatic facility using established finger positioning to enable the smaller player to learn the alto saxophone using current study books. New and innovative mechanism has enabled us to maintain the finger positioning of a normal saxophone.
Key and Mechanism Detail
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.
Weight - At only 1.86kg in weight the revolutionary Alphasax saxophone is 33% lighter than the traditional alto saxophone.
Case - A lightweight (1.48kg) moulded case with backpack straps is included along with a harness strap, mouthpiece, cap, single screw ligature and reed.
The Alphasax is an incredible 3.34kg in its carry case (compared to the usual 4.9kg + for the TJ 'Horn' alto saxophone). A stunning 44% lighter!
TJ sax warranty and owner guide (click here).