NOVA Woodwinds Lacquered Brass Low A Baritone Saxophone NEW Great Deal!

$ 2,250

Introducing the new NOVA Woodwinds line of instruments. The NOVA Woodwinds line meets a need in the marketplace for a lower-priced Low A Baritone saxophone that is still good quality. People have been asking me for years if I can recommend anything in the sub-$3500 price range for a low A baritone. I have had to scrounge for deals on used Yamaha or Yanagisawa baritones, but if the used baritones need a repad or other repairs, then you’re immediately back in the $4k price range, so it really is hard to get anything decent, particularly around $2500-3500. That’s where the NOVA baritone shines. For only $2200, you get a NOVA baritone (NOVA means ‘new’ in Latin) that is brand new and plays quite well, and that holds up well over time by all accounts.

If you are shopping for a baritone saxophone, whether for a school band program, for doubling and taking extra gigs on bari, or just for playing some sick funk lines with your Tower of Power cover band, this horn is worth a look.  It is very similar to, and made in the same factory as the Kessler Custom Soloist baritone saxophone. This is made in China and based on the Yanagisawa B901 baritone design, though it is not identical to it. Yanagisawa makes the best baritones in the world, and I would be happy to get you a great price on a new Yanagisawa as well, but in this price range, the NOVA Woodwinds baritone is very hard to beat. I have friends who have used this bari in their band programs for years, and it holds up to punishment by middle and high school students quite well. That’s saying a lot!

It comes in this version, which is brass, and then in the bronze version also. The bronze is a slightly darker tone, and gives you the two tone look, where the all brass like this just looks like a typical new saxophone. You won’t go wrong with either one. Both of them include the pictured hard case which has wheels, as well as the other accessories in the photos. I would recommend a Yamaha 5C or Rousseau for an inexpensive beginner baritone mouthpiece for concert band, and the Rico Metalite bari for jazz, or there are lots of other options getting listed in the baritone mouthpieces section of the site. 

These low A baritone saxophones tend to sell quickly, so please let me know if you are wanting to order more than one, so that I can be sure to order them far enough in advance to fill your order quickly.

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Description

Introducing the new NOVA Woodwinds line of instruments. The NOVA Woodwinds line meets a need in the marketplace for a lower-priced Low A Baritone saxophone that is still good quality. People have been asking me for years if I can recommend anything in the sub-$3500 price range for a low A baritone. I have had to scrounge for deals on used Yamaha or Yanagisawa baritones, but if the used baritones need a repad or other repairs, then you’re immediately back in the $4k price range, so it really is hard to get anything decent, particularly around $2500-3500. That’s where the NOVA baritone shines. For only $2200, you get a NOVA baritone (NOVA means ‘new’ in Latin) that is brand new and plays quite well, and that holds up well over time by all accounts.

If you are shopping for a baritone saxophone, whether for a school band program, for doubling and taking extra gigs on bari, or just for playing some sick funk lines with your Tower of Power cover band, this horn is worth a look.  It is very similar to, and made in the same factory as the Kessler Custom Soloist baritone saxophone. This is made in China and based on the Yanagisawa B901 baritone design, though it is not identical to it. Yanagisawa makes the best baritones in the world, and I would be happy to get you a great price on a new Yanagisawa as well, but in this price range, the NOVA Woodwinds baritone is very hard to beat. I have friends who have used this bari in their band programs for years, and it holds up to punishment by middle and high school students quite well. That’s saying a lot!

It comes in this version, which is brass, and then in the bronze version also. The bronze is a slightly darker tone, and gives you the two tone look, where the all brass like this just looks like a typical new saxophone. You won’t go wrong with either one. Both of them include the pictured hard case which has wheels, as well as the other accessories in the photos. I would recommend a Yamaha 5C or Rousseau for an inexpensive beginner baritone mouthpiece for concert band, and the Rico Metalite bari for jazz, or there are lots of other options getting listed in the baritone mouthpieces section of the site. 

These low A baritone saxophones tend to sell quickly, so please let me know if you are wanting to order more than one, so that I can be sure to order them far enough in advance to fill your order quickly.

Additional information

Weight 38 lbs
Dimensions 46 × 17 × 13 in

Reviews

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    T. Keith @ 12/21/2019 11:21
    I’d give it 4-1/2, but of the options, I chose 5.

    So, what can I say abou the Nova? A lot.

    First, the intonation is frighteningly easy. I have played a Mark VI bari since 2005, because nothing is close. Now, settle down, the Nova has not bumped off my Mark Vi. But it IS my go-to #2. It’s intonation is easier to control than the Mark VI, which is barely possible. I *did* find that it was not a great match for my RPC .125 B mouthpiece (too open), but have since snagged a Theo Wanne Durga 8*. To be frank, it’s still too open, but other than that, this combo does EVERYTHING I would ask of it. Projection? Check. Beef? Check. Intonation? Check. Free blowing? Oh yeah!

    It feels a bit more fragile than the Mark VI (a tank, by any measure), but not “cheap”. It just feels like it needs to be respected (like a nice set of dishes). Thus far, it’s been able to caress my inner-Mulligan, as well as bark like Pepper. The VI has more bark, if a half-step less range. I think the intonation of the VI above octave-B (the palm, especially) is better, but if you push this horn, it stay sin tune (the VI struggles0.

    How’s it look? Flat sexy. Seriously… I wanna buy this horn drinks. On the whole, this is precisely what I was looking for — a solid back-up keyed to Low-A. I was going to grab a Kessler (had a tenor previously and loved it), but the price of this was just that much better. For the price, you can’t go wrong. You won’t find a better person to deal with than Brian.

    So, only one question remains: What are you waiting for?

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