Forestone (Japan) Alto Sax - Save 16% - Special Offer

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Amazing £400 saving to be had on this ex demo Forestone professional level Alto Saxophone. 

This Forestone Alto Saxophone has been out on some trade shows and picked up some signs of use on its way. Sadly it means what we cannot offer it as a NEW product. Fortunately, it does mean that we can offer an amazing saving that far outweighs the cosmetic imperfections!

Signs of previous wear show some minor hairline scratches to the palm D key and inner and outter bow and bell section.

Original Price: £2399

Now: £1999

Save: £400

9 Month Interest Free Finance Available on this Product

A wonderful cryogenically treated instrument that will satisfy any serious player.

A top quality instrument from the first new Japanese saxophone maker for over 50 years. It oozes with the high level of quality you expect from Japanese musical instruments.


Forestone saxophones are treated with B.Air's DCTV method to improve the sound and resonance. This is a cryogenic process where the instrument is frozen to smooth out molecular stresses from the manufacturing process.

Cryogenic treatment puts the brass through a deep stress cycle, which relieves residual stress from manufacturing at the crystalline level and makes the body more resonant. It is a way of rapidly achieving the "played in" characteristic of a horn that has been stress-cycled by vibration.

Fingers glide effortlessly across keys that feel exceptionally even, smooth and positive. Hand built by one of Japan's best saxophone gurus, Mr Watanabe Atsushi.

This lacquered version has a compact and warm modern sound which can be easy modulated. A flexible all-round horn even suitable for all styles including classical.

• Material: Brass

• Finish: Gold lacquered

• Key Touches: White mother of pearl

• Neck: Forestone

• Engraving: Hand engraved

• Case: Black Protec shaped case

• Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece

• Made in: Japan

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

• Recommended for: All serious sax players


My first impressions are very positive. Before I gave the sax a blow, our sax tech Colin Jones gave his technical assessment and he too was very impressed.

It produces a very uniform and rounded tone. Clearly they are well constructed, and this translates to an instrument that’s comfortable to handle and immediately playable. As this is a Japanese saxophone I compared it with a Yanagisawa in a similar price-range - the A991. I found them very similar in many respects; the keywork is concise and the tone is well balanced, sweet and full at the same time.

The whole package is nicely presented; no mouthpiece but the player does get a Protec case, a ‘Bird Strap’, a Forestone reed and a Forestone Gold Plated Ligature.... Jim (

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