Trevor James - Alphasax - Gold Lacquer - 1 Month Hire
If you've dreamed of playing the sax, it's easier than you think! Learn at home at your own pace with our FREE "You Can Play Too" tuition DVD included with every hire. We supply you with a brand new alto or tenor sax and everything you need to make a successful start for only £22.17 per month. Give it a try and start playing today!
With high–quality brand new alto and tenor saxophones available from just £22.17 per month, there has never been a better time to hire a saxophone from sax.co.uk.
Try before you buy
Our simple and low cost hire to buy scheme lets you try a sax at home without a long-term financial commitment. You pay just FOUR months in advance and receive a brand new sax and accessories. After 4 months you can return the instrument at any time and the agreement is cancelled. Keep hiring and the instrument is your at the end of 18 months and you will have paid no more than the original cash price.
Brand new and professionally set up
We hire brand new saxophones. All instruments are quality assessed and set up upon arrival into our workshops. Once a saxophone is hired it's then checked again prior to dispatch by our expert team of dedicated engineers.
Come and visit us at either of our locations and bring along a recent utility bill and photographic ID.
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A full sized Eb alto saxophone designed for small hands so that younger players can now start 2 - 3 years earlier and weighing 33% less than most conventional models. An incredible 46% lighter in it's special lightweight hard case! Supplied with the YOU CAN PLAY TOO saxophone tuition DVD.
A full sized Eb alto saxophone designed for small hands so that younger players can now start 2 - 3 years earlier and weighing 33% less than most conventional models.
(An incredible 46% lighter in it's special lightweight hard case!)
Made of brass and based on the award winning Trevor James Horn, the Alphasax has been designed in consultation with education professionals so that it can be used for the first three of the Associated Board Grade Examinations.
TYPICAL PROBLEMS FOR A PLAYER WITH SMALL HANDS
Some keys are impossible to avoid, making the instrument unplayable & other keys are impossible to reach.
The weight can be too much for some young players (& some adults).
The fragility (and even taste) of the reed can deter some players.
THE ALPHA SAX SOLUTION
Problematic keys have been removed or redesigned for extra comfort.
The weight has been reduced by an amazing 33%.
The left hand palm keys for top D#, E and F have been removed.
The top D key has been adjusted to fit small hands. The low B & Bb keys have been removed.
Redesigned G# and low C# keys are now easier to reach.
The right hand side F# keys and side C key have been removed.
Redesigned low D# and C keys are now easier to reach.
The Alphasax retains a fully chromatic range from low C to high D.
Bb bis and side Bb keys are retained.
The 'missing' keys are those at the extremes of the instrument's range that are not usually required until later on in the student's development. In all other respects the Alphasax plays and sounds like a conventional alto saxophone.
A new lightweight (1.48kg) moulded hard case with backpack straps is included along with a padded next strap, mouthpiece, cap and single screw ligature. A Legere synthetic reed completes the package, which has altogether been designed to provide fast and rewarding results to encourage young students.
Don’t believe what you are told - size doesn’t really matter!!
The saxophone is one of the most popular musical instruments around today, and features in many high profile bands. Until now however, a new generation of potential musicians have been denied the opportunity to learn the instrument, based solely around their age and size!
This age and size discrimination has now been rectified by UK woodwind specialist Worldwind Music Ltd, with a revolutionary new design of alto saxophone enabling young children to fulfil their dream of learning to play the saxophone.
The challenge facing Worldwind Music was to design and manufacture an alto saxophone that would meet the needs of the smaller and younger players currently unable to learn to play the instrument, due to weight and hand positioning issues. To enable future progression it was also essential that any such new instrument would also fit in with established instrumental teaching publications by retaining fundamental fingerings and instrumental key of Eb.
The Alphasax is based around the original body tube of the award winning Trevor James Horn alto saxophone (thereby offering the proven rich tonal possibilities of an established and award-winning alto sax) with completely redesigned mechanism and tone hole positioning. It has a full two octave chromatic facility and utilises established finger positioning to enable the smaller player to learn the alto saxophone using current study books.
At only 1.86kg in weight the revolutionary Alphasax saxophone is 33% lighter than the traditional alto saxophone. Not only that, but with a packaged weight of an incredible 3.34kg in its carry case (compared to the usual 4.9kg +), the instrument outfit is a stunning 46% lighter than a standard packaged instrument.
Hire This Sax
- Free 1st Class Delivery on all orders over £75 to UK MAINLAND
- Free Next Working day Delivery on all Saxophones to UK MAINLAND (excluding hire saxophones)
- Competitive International Shipping Rates
We deliver your order right away. Orders received before 2pm are normally shipped the same day. International orders are generally received in under 7 days.
We have a massive selection of goods, although If your item is not in stock, we will back order it for you. You will always be emailed with the option to choose an alternative or cancel your order if you would rather not wait.
Postage Prices Outside of the UK
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UK Shipping Guide
Listed below is a guide to our UK Mainland shipping charges.
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Postage Within The UK
Royal Mail First Class (Default Shipping)
First Class Delivery aims to deliver within 1 to 3 days of postage but do bear in mind larger items are likely to need hand delivery (sax stands don't fit through letter boxes).Royal Mail Special Delivery (Next Day)
If your order is placed before 2pm and is in stock we promise to deliver next day. If an Item is not in stock we will refund your additional postage costs and deliver as soon as the goods are available. Over 2kg we use a mixture of regular post (low value items such as bags and heavier stands) & various couriers (usually DPD or UPS) depending on location and value.
Postage Within The EU
Anything under 2kg ships with Royal Mail. Orders amounting to over about £50 ship using a signed for and, if necessary, insured postal service. Orders over 2kg ship with various courier services- again, usually UPS or Fedex.
Rest Of The World
Any order under 2kg ships in the regular mail (unless otherwise requested at time of ordering). Higher value shipments are sent using a signed for and, if necessary, insured postal service. Heavier items ship by courier - again, we tend to use UPS or Fedex. Please note that, should you want smaller orders by courier (an advisable security measure in some countries) please specify clearly when ordering. This will often incur a higher shipping price which we may have to cover by sending a paypal invoice.
For any order which has shipped with tracking: the full tracking information can be checked using the "my orders" section on our website (a link is on your initial order confirmation).
If you're based overseas and would like more information on shipping including customs duty, please read our Based Overseas guide located here.
If you wish to return products purchased on our website please follow the guidance below.
Goods purchased online from www.sax.co.uk can be returned within 14 days of receipt. This does not apply to products where hygiene is concerned and product seals have been broken (Reeds, mouthpieces etc). Goods purchased through our website cannot be returned to our retail stores.
Please print and complete returns document found here: Return Document and include it inside your package.
- You must obtain a receipt with tracking information from the Post Office or chosen courier service. This can be used to track the item(s) that you are returning. We cannot accept liability for returned goods that we don’t receive or for those that get damaged in transit on their return.
- In all cases, (except where an item is faulty) the item(s) returned must be in its original and saleable condition. This includes all original packaging that must be undamaged and intact.
- All goods will be inspected on return. Where we have to make reductions in price to facilitate re-sale, you will be notified and the cost will be deducted from your refund.
- Goods are your responsibility until they reach our warehouse, so please ensure you package them up well to prevent any damage or loss during shipping.
- The initial postage and packaging charge is non refundable.
We aim process refunds 24 hours of receipt. If you do not see your original payment method credited within ten days please contact us.
Please send all returns to the following address:
SAX.CO.UK RETURNS DEPARTMENT
If you have any difficulty or have any other queries regarding our returns policy, our customer services will be able to assist at email@example.com or 01892662533.