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Soprano saxophones for sale

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  • Buescher Tipped Bell Soprano Fresh Overhaul Rare and Fantastic! 193407

    $ 5,000
  • Couf Superba 1 Soprano Saxophone Grover Washington! Orig Lacquer 80896

    $ 2,950
  • Haynes Solid Silver Piccolo Rare! Old Pads 10436

    $ 1,250
  • Sold Out Sale!

    Ishimori New Vintage Soprano Gold Lacquer Two Necks New

    Original price was: $ 4,500.Current price is: $ 4,000.

    The Ishimori New Vintage professional soprano saxophone is an extremely well put together and easy to play modern soprano that most people have never played. The Ishimori New Vintage soprano saxophone (notice, I’m using the name a few times for the sake of the search engines) is well worth consideration when you’re considering buying a modern soprano, because it is top quality, but costs quite a bit less than a pro Yamaha or Selmer soprano, and it doesn’t sound like all the other sopranos either. It tunes well, feels good under the fingers, and comes with straight and curved necks, nice engraving, and beautiful gold lacquer. It’s overhauled by Ishimori in Japan, and comes with an excellent setup. I’ve bought Ishimori saxophones like this that had been played heavily for 5-7 years and were still sealing perfectly and feeling like a new horn under the fingers. There are not many brands today that you could say that about. The tone is more wide than a Selmer, and more complex than a Yanagisawa. Brighter than a Keilwerth, but darker than Selmer and Yanagisawa. It is most similar to a Selmer in tone, and that is probably on purpose, but the tuning and keywork are better than, say a Selmer Series III soprano, and the setup is way better (Sorry Selmer, I keep telling you to fix the same old pad work issues on your modern horns…). So if you want a nice do-it-all soprano for less than a Yamaha/Yanagisawa, and you want a Selmer-like tone but none of the Selmer setup issues, then the Ishimori New Vintage Professional Soprano saxophone (;-) might be just the thing!

    Only one available!

  • Sold Out

    LA SAX Soprano Saxophone Great Deal Excellent Condition 1507

    $ 850

    This LA Sax Soprano is in almost new condition and just got a tune up so it’s ready to go right out of the case. It was probably built by Chateau, who makes some of the best quality instruments that are sold at the affordable price range. You get a nice horn for the money here, and it even has the two necks design, so you can put the curved neck on and have the horn hang comfortably on your neck strap. If you’ve been wanting to play around with soprano, but you don’t want to spend much money, this is a great option. It probably won’t last long.

  • Selmer Mark VI Sopranino 5-digit RARE Original Lacquer Excellent! 98569

    $ 7,500

    This is an incredibly rare 5-digit Selmer Mark VI Sopranino saxophone. Serial 98569, close to Coltrane’s famous VI soprano. Original lacquer at about 98% intact; extremely clean condition with no damage and no past repairs. Original case is great as well. I may have this significantly underpriced. It’s the ultimate collectible sopranino saxophone. This is the only 5-digit sopranino I’ve had in the history of GetASax, so there is most certainly only one available!

  • Sold Out

    Selmer Mark VI Soprano Original Lacquer Near Mint Original Pads 210640

    $ 5,000
  • Soprano Brilhart Reproduction 3-Band Ligature Hard Rubber Mouthpieces

    $ 165

    For Hard Rubber Soprano mouthpieces. This fits everything including vintage Buescher and Conn, Meyer, Selmer Soloist, Selmer S80, Yanagisawa, Vandoren, and virtually all of the boutique soprano mouthpieces.

    As an added bonus, this EchoMaster ligature also fits metal Dukoff alto mouthpieces like Dukoff Miami alto saxophone mouthpieces perfectly!

    There’s a reason why the vintage Brilhart 3-Band ligatures have been singled out by the market (players) as by far the most desirable vintage ligatures. They are great ligatures! But there will never be enough vintage Brilhart ligatures to meet the high demand for this style of ligature. And never before has there been a Soprano ligature available! (Brilhart only made alto and tenor.) This is an amazing ligature and also fits almost every soprano hard rubber mouthpiece ever made.

  • Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone

    Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone – In stock now!

    $ 699

    On sale!

    The Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone is a new kind of digital saxophone. It is more like a real saxophone than any digital saxophone that has come before, because it has regular saxophone keywork. So unlike an EWI 4000S, 5000, or a WX5, you don’t have to switch to a different keywork feel in order to play the digital saxophone anymore.

    This is going to be huge for people who want to practice saxophone quietly rather than people who just want a midi or digital interface sax. You can practice with headphones on and not bother your neighbors at all hours. Or play it quietly on one of the 15 volume settings. The Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone also works fine as a digital input into whatever sound processing software that you want to use. But it feels more like a regular saxophone under the fingers. I’ve been having fun with digital saxophones ever since the Casio DH-100, and I think like the Casio, this Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone will probably become an instant classic of its genre for the same reason – it feels more like an actual saxophone to play than any similar option.

    In brief (more below) are the main features of the Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone that you might care about:

    1. The Yamaha Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone has a speaker in the brass bell, so that the sound you generate vibrates the instrument’s body tube. As you play louder, you feel more resonance.
    2. The Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone has a regular saxophone mouthpiece (basically a repurposed Yamaha 4C soprano piece) and even a ‘reed’ so that it feels like a saxophone in your mouth also. The reed doesn’t vibrate though! You can even swap out the Yamaha mouthpiece for your own mouthpiece, as long as it has a similar bore to a 4C, though this won’t do much to the tone if anything. It might make it feel a little more like ‘home’ to you.
    3. The Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone has an advanced breath sensor that responds instantly to small changes in breath support by changing the tone that you generate. Again, you see the theme – feels a bit more like a saxophone to play.
    4. The sound it generates is actual sound samples taken from real Yamaha saxophones. You can switch among Yamaha soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone tones on your Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone. It’s a pretty good idea, thought it still sounds like a midi sax to me. The bari sax model is actually pretty good though.
    5. There’s an app that lets you further modify and control the tone you get from the Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone. The app is actually quite good! And you can also input the sound from your Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone into Ableton or Garageband or ProTools or whatever you like and modify it there, or even run the output into analog or digital pedals, like in our saxophone looping video here.
    6. Interestingly it’s keyed from high F# down to low A so you can use it as a baritone model! And the tuning is adjustable within 5 hz so you can play with a flat piano or in different temperatures with acoustic instruments whose tuning changes with changing weather etc. Not a bad idea!

    Shortcomings of the YDS-150 are as follows:

    1. It’s a bit awkward changing notes with the digital switches on the keys versus the analog feel of a real sax.
    2. Similarly, starting and stopping notes with breath is different from how you articulate them on a real sax. So playing four quarter notes staccato requires you to learn habits that don’t transfer to sax.
    3. Reed doesn’t vibrate, so it doesn’t really feel like a saxophone to play.
    4. Saxophone sound samples don’t sound all that much like a saxophone. See our A/B comparison video for comparison of a Yamaha custom alto vs the YDS-150 alto sound model.
    5. No vibrato or control of tone with embouchure – breath only.

    I’ll put more Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone details and some review videos and sound clips in the long description below, so scroll down for the additional info! And for only $799, it’s not bad even just as a tool to get some late night practice time in.

  • Yamaha YSS-62 Purple Logo Soprano Saxophone Great Deal! 10884

    $ 3,150

    This is a great deal on an original lacquer Yamaha YSS-62 ‘Purple Logo’ soprano saxophone. This Yamaha 62 soprano sax has some regular ‘honest wear’ from use, with some scratches, but it is in nice condition besides that, and it is priced low to sell quickly. This one is on consignment, so I haven’t gotten it completely overhauled as I often do on Yamaha 62 sopranos. They are easy to work on, and your local repairer will be excited to overhaul this one for you. The original pads are from the early 1980’s so it’s definitely time to replace them. However, the price is so low that you can get that done and still come out way ahead of either an overhauled YSS-62 or a new YSS-82 (which is basically a reissue of the 62). The 62 is the most popular modern soprano saxophone for sure. No other soprano from 40 years ago retains nearly the number of enthusiastic follwers. The reason is simple – it has a rich, warm, interesting tone, modern keywork, and it plays in tune. That’s actually asking a lot of a soprano saxophone, which is proverbially difficult to play in tune. The Yamaha doesn’t make it effortless, but it takes away most of the effort, and a decent mouthpiece can get you much of the rest of the way there. Whether you’re playing this at church, with an R&B band, or in a classical saxophone quartet, you’ll sound great on this horn. Only one available!

  • Yanagisawa SWO2 Professional Solid Bronze Soprano Near Mint! 403560

    $ 4,450

    This is a barely used Yanagisawa solid bronze professional soprano that sold new last year to a customer of mine. He has too many horns, and sent me this one to sell for him. It’s a Yanagisawa SWO2 professional soprano saxophone, which is the single piece soprano (fixed neck) version that Yanagisawa currently sells. It’s among the best sounding and most beautiful soprano saxophones ever made, and the price is also lower than pretty much any other comparable quality soprano saxophone on the market. You can checkout some of our soprano saxophone comparison videos on the GetASax Youtube channel if you’re shopping sopranos (one is linked here if you want to take a look).

    It has also become hard to find a Yanagisawa soprano that is in stock these days, as they are very popular and often backordered. This one is near mint and also has the getasax new horn setup done on it, so it plays a little better than a typical new Yanagisawa. There’s virtually no wear, just some fingerprints and evidence of light playing. If you want a great soprano for a discount price that comes setup and ready to go, this is the one for you!