Elkhart SXTD Deluxe Tenor Sax

Code: BC3734
RRP: £1,260.00 Our Price: £899.00
£749.17
5.0(based on 1 user reviews)
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One of our favorite student saxes - a great choice for your first saxophone.

The Elkhart SXTD is a saxophone with a little extra pedigree being made by the famous Selmer (USA) company who have a base in Elkhart, Indiana.


Description

One of our favourite beginners saxes here at Sax.co, the Elkhart SXTD features good design, excellent build quality and proven reliability across the range.


When compared with some other student instruments it comes across as more robust in many respects, especially the tone which is enhanced by the larger bell flare.


Should you start on tenor? A tenor is just a bigger alto with a lower tonal range so most adults can start on tenor as easily as a child can on alto.


• Material: Brass

• Finish: Gold lacquer

• Key Touches: Simulated Mother of Pearl

• Neck: Elkhart

• Engraving: Bell engraved

• Case: Elkhart hard case

• Mouthpiece: Plastic

• Made in: Taiwan

• 9 Month Interest Free Finance Available on this Product

• Free Professional Set Up & Free Check over within a Year

• Recommended for: Students


Review

The Elkhart Tenor SXTD sets a benchmark for a solidly made, reliable instrument which is an ideal choice for a first sax. These horns are easy blowing with a clean, precise scale making them a good choice for a beginners instrument or good 'back up sax' for more experienced players. The SXTD are a particularly well made horn with some of the best

factory set ups we've seen. Jules (Sax.co.uk)

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    "Elkhart Tenor Sax"
    Honkin Ron Howe
    I bought the Elkhart tenor as a spare while my main tenor was being overhauled five years ago. Since then Ive just kept using the Elkhart. It has therefore had five years of abuse. These are very robust instruments and mine just gets propped up at the side of the stage as I do a lot of guest work and would never treat my pro tenor in the same way. The Elkhart just keeps working no matter how much abuse it gets! It has a large bore bell and projects well with plenty of volume. The tone is also quite neutral being neither fat and mellow or edgy so, there is scope to modify the tone with various mouthpieces and it does respond well to those changes as it is a very resonant horn. All the pads are fitted with metal reflectors as well. The action is comfortable if not just a tad open handed in that it feels just a bit bigger in the hands by way of girth. Nevertheless all the table keys are pretty easy to reach, and I have fairly short fingers ... I can never quite reach that low Bb with any grace! This is a cheap instrument with a no fuss finish ... it is just a working tool but, the clear lacquer has faired reasonably well over the years with no more than the expected spots and blemishes here and there along with relatively few dents and scratches considering the battering mine takes. The brass is therefore nice and stiff. I have also had to do very little work on this horn over the five years apart from levelling a couple pads and no matter how much you spend on a sax leaks will always develop requiring some pad levelling. Intonation is also excellent with only modest sharpening to a very controllable level as you play into the higher register depending on which register you prefer to favour in your tuning. So, overall this really is an exceptionally good value for money tenor sax suitable for older students, general band work and as a low cost pro spare ... actually, to be honest, I take it to the studio as well so my tenor has appeared on a lot of recordings as well! If you?re fussy about sound it hasn?t got the rich tonal qualities of a Yanagisawa, Selmer or a P. Mauriatt, or the clinical intonation of a Yamaha as it hasn?t got the number of ribs and straps holding groups of key pillars but, by golly it is the equivalent of the Cockroach in a nuclear holocaust, a well built, tough sax that will last for many years. Mine is a bit clanky on the D, E and F keys as they spring back onto the lower body but no one notices and I could easily sort that with some softer felting and rebalancing of the action of those keys if I was bothered. So, if you want a particular sound you?ll have to work at it but if you just want to project and be heard then it is superb. Anyway, in my view, tone is a product of your own physiology and everybody tells me I have a very recognisable sound no matter what I play so there?s food for thought. Meanwhile, the Elkhart will deliver whatever you want from it and it won?t let you down! One of the best budget horns around.
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