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Trevor James Alpha Saxophone Outfit

Specially designed, lightweight student sax perfect for younger and smaller beginners
Code: SXA-TJC-371A
  • Now £385.00
  • (Delivery from £9.95)
  • RRP £575.00
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We have 3 Alpha saxes to clear at this incredible price. They are all brand new, in their original unopened packaging with a full warranty.

Once we have cleared these models the prices will be returning to our usual selling price. Alternatively you can rent from just £25 per month by applying online.

The Trevor James Alpha sax is an award winning instrument, popular among young beginners and many teachers as a variant of the popular Trevor James saxophone range. Specially designed for beginners, Trevor James have developed this unique instrument to provide a way into saxophone 2-3 years earlier than would normally be possible.

The Alpha notably differs from the full alto by the absence of several keys used for advanced and alternative fingerings, and notes at the extreme ends of the range. The keys removed are not required in earlier learning and the innovative mechanism maintains the finger position of a normal saxophone so the design has no impact on the ability of a student to learn a "normal" saxophone. This makes for a more streamlined learning experience for those first getting to grips with the instrument.

When will you need the removed keys? Typically you would need to progress to a full alto around grade 3 standard which makes the Alpha a perfect instrument to try on rental.

Lightweight by design

Everything about the Alpha has been designed to make the saxophone easier for students and smaller beginners. Problematic keys that can be difficult to reach have been removed or redesigned for smaller hands while retaining the sound and response of a full alto saxophone.

The result is the weight of the instrument has been reduced by an incredible 33% to just 1.86kg. This weight saving makes a considerable difference, especially to younger pupils or even those beginners with back problems.

Trevor James didn't just leave things there. The carry case has also been specially designed for the Alpha, at just 1.48kg it means the entire package including a harness, mouthpiece cap, and ligature weigh in at just 3.34kg. When compared to a traditional saxophone in case at around 5kg you can see what a difference this makes. 

Differences:

  • The top D key has been adjusted to fit small hands
  • Redesigned G# and low C# keys are now easier to reach
  • Bb bis and side Bb keys are retained and adjusted for ease of play
  • Low D# and C keys are now easier to reach
  • The left hand palm keys for top D#, E and F have been removed
  • The right hand side F# keys and side C key have been removed
  • The low B & Bb keys have been removed

(The Alphasax retains a fully chromatic range from low C to high D)

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