Simply the best alto sax under £1000 you can buy.
The all new Hanson ‘SA-5’ : Updated and improved, our best selling alto saxophone outfit is now better than ever.
Already the market leader for quality and price for over a decade, we have ‘raised the bar’ with new features and a fantastic new look with dark gold lacquer.
Players moving up from a student model will immediately feel and hear a big difference with this saxophone.
The Hanson SA5 vs other makes and model comparison chart – details are accurate at time of publishing using data from the manufacturers and dealers websites.
|Make and model||Yamaha 280||Yamaha 480||Trevor James SR||Buffet 400||Hanson SA-V|
|Yellow brass corpus||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Integrated key posts (strap mounted)||✖||✖||✓||✓||✓|
|Tri point body to bell brace||✖||✖||✓||✓||✓|
|Blue steel springs||✖||✖||✓||✓||✓|
|Mother of pearl key touchpieces||✖||✖||✓||✖||✓|
|Waterproof leather pads with wool felt and reflectors||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Articulated table keys||✖||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Soldered body/bell joint||✖||✖||✖||✖||✓|
|Spring loaded key mounting screws||✖||✖||✖||✖||✓|
|5 years warranty, 5 years servicing including ‘wear and tear’ repairs.||✖||✖||✖||✖||✓|
|UK web price (indicative ‘google shopping’ search)||£850||£1450||£1219||£985||£730|