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tips for buying a saxophone online.

Mar 1, 2008
When looking to buy a saxophone online, many people find success by looking on ebay.Saxophones aren't cheap though, so it is wise to do some research and some studying by going onto ebay and taking the plunge.

It's also worth trying to establish whether the saxophone has been used and maintained, or whether it has been sitting around gathering dust. Here's why -

1. It's not cheap to get a saxophone reurbished.

2. The quality of the sound will not be great if, for example, the pads are worn.

3. If someone is learning the saxophone, then their learning process can be much more difficult if the instrument is not producing the best quality sound.

It's well worth the time spent to familiarise oneself with the current prices of the different makes and models. Also bear in mind that if it has a colored coating or a pattern, this is likely to make the instrument more expensive.

There are also some budget saxophones available that have been manufactured in China, for example. If budget price is a priority, then it may be worth taking this route. But if quality of sound is paramount, then a budget saxophone is not recommended.

Some good reasons for choosing to purchase a brand new saxophone are -

1. A perfect (brand new) instrument is more likely to produce perfect sound.

2. A new instrument is going to have been created using the latest techniques and the mechanisms of the instrument are going to be more robust and of a better design.

3. Many online stores will provide a lengthy warranty period and a decent return policy.

The time spent doing a little learning online before making the purchase is probably time well spent. There is a lot of good information out there that can be found simply by searching google. A saxophone is a complicated piece of equipment and anything that goes wrong with it is likely to impact the quality of the sound that it produces, so be careful when making your choice and enjoy your beautiful new saxophone!
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