This beautiful, brand new black and gold saxophone is a full-size, adult instrument. It’s suitable for professional use as well as for students from the age of 12 years. Children can’t grow out of it.
The Masterpiece range of colored saxophones all sound the same, so I have not recorded individual tracks for each one. The color of the paint does not make any difference to the sound. So a green sax will sound just as good as a gold one. The gold color that many saxes have is not due to gold plating, which would make a difference. It’s actually gold colored lacquer. The recordings below let you hear that this saxophone is not a toy, but a fully professional instrument.
This saxophone has the same number of keys as the Yamaha, and other famous brands. It sounds pretty much the same, and its weight is nearly identical to the Yamaha.
I’m a saxophone teacher and I hire and sell my Masterpiece brand saxophones to my students. Occasionally, I need to make a small adjustment, which involves tightening a tiny screw about 10 degrees. This is a small price to pay for the joy and excitement of playing on a shiny, brightly colored instrument. Admittedly, if my students were playing brand new Yamaha 280 saxophones, it’s unlikely that any adjustments would be necessary.
However, there won’t be any WOW! factor, because Yamaha does not make colored saxophones. Furthermore, their student model 280 costs $1480 – about 3 X as much as my Masterpiece brand. You can even find cheaper colored saxophones than the ones I sell, but I cannot recommend them because I have no control or faith in the quality.
When I first started offering colored saxophones I bought them from several different suppliers. Some suppliers sent me saxophones that were so badly made they were unplayable. I don’t buy from those factories anymore. Some of my competitors must be buying from them because those factories are still in business. Now that I have found a reliable supplier I still check every saxophone to make sure it is playable. Every Masterpiece saxophone is working perfectly when it leaves me.
The warranty I offer says that for 12 months, if you have any problem with the saxophone you can return it to me and I will fix it free of charge, or replace it if it’s unfixable. In 2013, St Peter’s Girls School in Adelaide hired a batch of Masterpiece saxophones for two terms and did not report any problems.
|Full Size Instrument|
|Suitable for School Band|
|Gold Lacquered Keys|
|High F# Key|
|Transposition||Bb (B Flat)|
|Neckstrap with Safety Clip|
|Carry Case||Ballistic Nylon|
|Weighted Cleaning Cloth||Included|
Before manufacturers ship their saxophones to suppliers, they usually insert packing wedges to support the keys in transit. These wedges need to be carefully removed with tweezers before playing. The wedges are not always easy to spot. If you don’t remove every one, you risk bending the keys. Most suppliers of budget saxophones don’t bother to remove these wedges – they simply unpack your saxophone from a shipping container and send it to you. I remove all the wedges from every saxophone before I send it out.
During transit from the factory, the last phase of seating of the pads occurs, as the pads become compressed into their proper position Tiny adjustments are often necessary when the saxophone reaches its destination. The adjustments are simple to perform, but if you don’t know where to put your screwdriver your saxophone won’t play at its best. Those suppliers who ship straight from the container and don’t even bother to remove the packing wedges care even less about fine-tuning your saxophone before you get it. I play test all Masterpiece instruments and adjust them for you so that they are ready to play when they reach you.
I know a good saxophone when I see one. Since 1980, I have been a professional musician, teacher and author. I have taught hundreds of students i n thousands of lessons. I have written more than 60 books on how to play musical instruments that have collectively sold more than one million copies worldwide.. Masterpiece instruments are the same instruments that I recommend to my students. I sit beside them and listen to them play all day long.
A variety of shipping options are available, depending on how quickly you want your new instrument. Each option includes I send by next-day-delivery overnight express post, or registered post. Any loss or damage during shipping is borne by me. I ship via Australia Post, one of the most reliable postal services i n the world. My warehouse is located in the Adelaide Hills. All postage options include tracking
This item ships via Australia Post Air Mail and is covered for replacement if the item is damaged during shipment. Optional loss insurance is available.
You can pay by credit card, PayPal, bank transfer, cheques, cash and money orders. I usually send orders on the same day that I receive payment.
Don’t have the funds right now? If you can send me a 10% deposit I will hold the instrument for you until you are able to pay it off.
This brand has been developed to provide great value instruments for entry level players who are in the early stages of learning. You can reasonably expect several years of trouble-free playing from a Masterpiece instrument.
The Art of Saxophone is an easy-to-follow system designed for the absolute beginner. It teaches you all the things you need to know to play the saxophone. The method consists of a 56 page book and CD set.
It contains music from all styles and eras, so there is sure to be something you will really love. Through a sequence of explanations, diagrams, exercises and songs, you will learn how to play the saxophone at your own pace. It will be helpful if you take lessons from a teacher also, but you can still achieve a lot by yourself. No musical knowledge is necessary. Topics covered include:
For 30 days, you will be able to thoroughly test the saxophone, show it to your teacher and get their opinion. If, at the end of that time, you are not convinced that this instrument represents great value for the price you paid, or for any other reason, simply contact us and tell us you are returning it. We will promptly and courteously refund your purchase price.