Soprano saxophones for sale

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  • Buescher True Tone C Soprano Original Silver Very Good Condition 140769

    $ 1,950
  • Conn New Wonder II Sopranino Original Silver, Overhauled 153973

    $ 4,950

    This is a rare and beautiful example of a Conn New Wonder II SopraNINO Saxophone in original silver plate. It has a recent overhaul done at Saxquest, and it’s ready to play, right out of the case. They used black kangaroo leather pads and noyek/hollywood waffle style resonators. Black felts complete the look.

    The great thing about Conn sopranos and sopraninos is that they are warmer, darker, and rounder tonally than what you might think of as a typical sopranino or soprano tone. More like an alto and less like an oboe than modern instruments tend to sound, if that makes any sense. These horns tune well with the right mouthpiece. This one doesn’t come with an original Conn piece, but we can discuss options if you don’t have one already.

    It would be hard to find a Conn sopranino in better condition than this. It’s the nicest one I’ve had in years. They’re hard to find in any condition, but original silver and no evidence of past repairs like this is very special.

    Only one available!

  • Conn NWII Soprano Burnished Gold w/ Train Portrait Plays Great! 184812

    $ 4,000

    You never see burnished Conn sopranos with special portrait engraving. This one has a train scene, which I find extremely delightful. This beautiful gold-plated soprano saxophone was also recently overhauled and plays well on the fresh pads. There’s no significant past damage. Original gold plate.

    The tone is warm, spread, and pleasant to listen to. Compared to modern sopranos, it almost sounds like a different instrument. It’s hard to capture on the recording below, but listen with good headphones and you’ll get a rough idea. It’s better in person!!

    I’ve only seen one other portrait soprano like this, and it had an owl on it and sold in 1 day.


  • Conn NWII Soprano Original Silver Plate 160380

    $ 1,350
  • Conn Transitional 4M Curved Soprano Art Deco Silver Overhauled 220678

    $ 6,250
  • Ishimori New Vintage Soprano Gold Lacquer Two Necks New

    $ 4,500
  • Keilwerth ToneKing Soprano (Couf Superba 1) Old Pads Great Value! 91506

    $ 1,450
  • King Saxello Soprano Original Silver Excellent Condition 72077

    $ 2,750
  • King Saxello Soprano Original Silver Old Pads Nice! 72266

    $ 2,500
  • Lyon and Healy Bb Soprano Original Silver 200211

    $ 850

    Lyon and Healy branded straight Bb soprano saxophone from 1928 or so. Who actually manufactured this is disputed, as Couturier (the usual name) was both a cornet manufacturer, and also was not actually involved in making this saxophone (having retired in 1923). But the quickest way to find them is to look for Lyon and Healy Couturier saxophones.

  • Martin Handcraft Soprano Original Silver Plate Near Mint + Overhauled 67718

    $ 3,850

    Amazing example of a near mint Martin Handcraft soprano saxophone that just got a fresh high-end overhaul through GetASax. You won’t find a nicer sounding vintage soprano! The ergonomics are vintage, but pretty comfortable. I play a 68k Handcraft just like this myself. Warm, balanced, round, medium spread, good intonation, and even not very picky on mouthpiece compatibility.

  • Monique Curved Soprano Near Mint 1117785

    $ 450
  • Selmer Mark VI Sopranino 5-digit RARE Original Lacquer Excellent! 98569

    $ 8,250

    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. A 5-digit Mark VI soprano of this serial would sell much higher. In any case, it’s the ultimate 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!

  • Selmer Mark VI Soprano Near Mint Original Lacquer 222370

    $ 6,000
  • Selmer Mark VI Soprano Original Lacquer Excellent Condition! 210073

    $ 4,950

    Gorgeous original lacquer Selmer Mark VI soprano. The later serials like this tune the best of all the VI sopranos, and sound great. Both Coltrane and Kenny G play(ed) a VI soprano, so that should give you some idea of the range of tone possible on one of these. This one is about as clean and nice an example as you could find. The pads are original, and still sealing fairly well, but plan on a repad soon. Priced to be a great deal for someone.

  • SML King Marigaux Soprano Saxophone Gold Medal 2 Excellent 25321

    $ 2,250
  • 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!

    $ 799

    November 2022 Inventory Update: Two in stock!

    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-475II Soprano Near Mint Great! 42197

    $ 2,100

    The Yamaha YSS-475II soprano is always hard to find used, because it is the best value in a soprano saxophone on the market today. The new price has continued to rise, and used ones are rare because most people just keep them and play them. Yamaha wisely decided to keep the tooling from the modern classic YSS-62 saxophone, and used that same tooling to make the YSS-475. It was advertized as an intermediate soprano, but it is basically just a YSS-62 under another model name, which means you get pro quality for an intermediate price. That’s hard to beat. This particular example is nearly new condition with the cleaning cloth and manual still in the case. It’s the newer version, sometimes called the 475II, I think, though it is pretty hard to tell any difference from the classic 475 to me at least. I’m told there may be some improved intonation and key shapes, and there is the new backpack style case as well. But the horn plays like a 475/62, as it should, and I see no reason to mess with success.

    If you’re looking for a soprano to play that is pro quality and easy to learn on, but that doesn’t cost $4k++, the 475II is the saxophone to get. Along with the Yanagisawa S901, it’s the best quality modern soprano that is in the $2k range used that there is. I seldom get them, and they always sell quickly.

    Only one available!

  • Yamaha YSS-61 Soprano Good Condition Good Value 2042

    $ 1,950

    The Yamaha purple logo YSS-61 is like the highly coveted YSS-62, except that it costs less, and sounds a little brighter. It has the same kind of richness and resonance that people love about the 62, but costs a lot less!

    For the price of a used intermediate YSS-475, you can get a pro level 61, which is a great deal. This soprano has a mix of pads, so plan on repadding it at least partially if you want it to play its best. It is on consignment, or I would do it pre-sale myself. But it still plays pretty well on the current pads (some of which have been replaced), so just budget at least $250 to do a thorough playing condition job, and you should have a fun soprano to play, for a very reasonable price.  Mechanically, the horn is in good shape, There’s some lacquer wear from use, and from the stand, but that’s just because it is a good player and has been played.

  • Yamaha YSS-62 Soprano Very Good Condition 5142

    $ 3,650
  • Yanagisawa Curved Soprano SC-991 272321 Excellent Condition

    $ 3,450

    This is a Yanagisawa SC-991 curved soprano saxophone in excellent condition! The curved Yanagisawa sopranos are the best curved sopranos ever made. They tune excellently well! This one is about as nice as you’d be likely to find. It plays beautifully! It has been well cared-for and will be easy to own and will continue to play beautifully for many years to come! Yanagisawa saxophones have become hard to find in good used condition lately, as the new ones are now about a year backordered for most varieties. This will continue to be the case because of their popularity and high quality. And prices will continue to rise as a result. This is a rare chance to get their high end curved soprano for a lot less than the new price, in excellent condition!

  • Yanagisawa SC-800 Curved Soprano Excellent Condition! 114060

    $ 2,350
  • Yanagisawa SN6 Sopranino Near Mint Beautiful Tone! 78100055

    $ 1,850
  • Yanagisawa SWO2 Solid Bronze Professional Soprano Saxophone New! + Setup

    $ 3,950

    One just in!!

    This is a new Yanagisawa SWO2 Soprano saxophone in solid bronze. The one piece solid bronze Yanagisawa SWO-2 soprano is one of my favorite modern soprano saxophones of all. It has a noticeably darker, more complex tone than the SWO1, so to me, it’s worth the extra money to spring for the bronze on soprano. The one piece design means no neck socket to leak, and the horn resonates beautifully under your fingers when you play. It tunes beautifully as well. The keywork feels great under the fingers – dry and snappy. Yanagisawa has the best build quality of any modern saxophone, and it shows. Plus I get all new Yanagisawa saxophones checked out pre-sale by one of my excellent repairmen, so that any tiny improvements that will take it from good to great are done before you get it. This is a surprisingly big deal, and something you want to have done, regardless of where you happen to buy a new saxophone. A couple of tiny, smart fixes often take an already good horn into the exceptional category.

    If you’ve been thinking of getting a soprano, then Yanagisawa is really a great choice. These are precision instruments that are built to last and that sound beautiful. They work with a wide range of mouthpieces (Selmer sopranos are more ‘mouthpiece picky’), which is nice because you can shape the tone with mouthpiece choice a LOT.

    I have an extremely limited availability of these Yanagisawa saxophones, but ONE SWO2 is currently available as of November 2022. Whoever gets it will be one lucky saxophonist!