Buffet 100 Series Alto Saxophone

Code: BC0795
RRP: £652.00 Our Price: £586.00
£488.33
5.0(based on 1 user reviews)
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An ideal choice for your first saxophone.

The Buffet 100 Series will provide years of excellent performance for the beginning saxophonist.


Description

The importance of a superior instrument for beginning sax players cannot be underestimated, and the 100 Series provides consistent intonation (tuning) and easy response, a centered tone and range to high F#.

This entry level model shares many of the features of the more expensive 400 Series and will ensure the best possible start to your sax playing.


Material: Brass

Finish: Gold lacquer

Key Touches: Mother of Pearl

Neck: Buffet

Engraving: Bell engraved

Case: Buffet hard case

Mouthpiece: Buffet plastic

Made in: China

9 Month Interest Free Finance Available on this Product

Free Professional Set Up & Free Check over within a Year

Recommended for: Students


Review

The combination of French design by one of Europe's leading woodwind manufacturers with Chinese production has produced a good and very affordable student instrument. It blows smoothly through the ranges with a good, if somewhat light, tone - but that's not always a bad thing when you first start! As with so many of these beginners saxes it blows so much better if with a relatively inexpensive mouthpiece upgrade to something like a Yamaha 4c. Phill (Sax.co.uk)

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    5.0(based on 1 user reviews)
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    "Great step up sax"
    charliegolf
    Im not very scientific when it comes to choosing a Sax. I also have zero experience or authority when it comes to recommending things having only ever played a (very) cheap Chinese made Stagg alto for the last 4 years. First thing, made in China, all Ill say about the Stagg, it was made of soft bendy metal, felt flimsy, low notes were really hard to blow, but it sounded lovely, and thats compared to French Selmers and other pricey horns the people in my sax group play. The buffet was bought blind from the heart and not the head. I wanted a horn with a brand no-one I know had, but a decent brand and heritage- wise, they dont come better than Buffet- Crampon. So I assumed they wouldnt put their name on rubbish. Im on a budget, so while Ive read nice things about the 400, I can only afford the 100. First impressions were love at first feel. It was heavy. it just felt well made and well finished, it looks understated but lovely. The springs felt responsive, the pearls felt nice under my fingers, dont know if theyre real mother of pearl but they arent nasty cheap plastic like my last sax. I was impressed with the case, feel and presentation, it all felt quality. Playing, initially was a mixed bag, I struggled with the ergonomics (likely because my first sax didnt have any), I couldnt get a decent tone, yet alone my tone, I squeaked and swawked for a couple of days and thought Id made a mistake buying the Buffet. Despite the fact that the build quality felt great for the money, its no good if it doesnt play well. I persevered though and it did come, I got my tone and then it got better. I thought its a new horn so I ditched the Yamaha 5c that had worked well with the Stagg, got a Bari ebonite and messed around trying to find a reed I liked (again). In the end though Im well pleased with what I have now. After a month, Im used to the ergos, I have what Id call my tone, now richer and easier to reach low notes etc. I feel like I have a setup that will take me a good way further up the road. I wouldnt hesitate to recommend this to anyone as a first instrument, Its well built easy blowing and will take a starter well into intermediate level. For a step up, an new experience for me, Id say definitely a good move but it was a surprise to me that I had to work a bit to get back to my sound again, though the effort was definitely worth it. For beginners or those moving up from a cheap sax, I thoroughly recommend the Buffet.
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