There really is nothing like finding the instrument that feels right. These instruments that open new sounds, colours and textures is so very special! Normans Musical Instruments stock a range of Saxophones to suit all requirements.
The Alphasax is based around the original body tube of the Trevor James Alto Saxophone with a completely redesigned mechanism and tone hole positioning for the smaller individual who would previously have been told to "wait until they got bigger" before they could learn to play the Sax! Winner of the 2014 UK Music Industry Association award for 'Best Woodwind & Brass Instrument' The Alphasax in the key of Eb, has a full two octave chromatic facility using established finger positioning to enable the smaller player to learn the Alto Saxophone using current study books. The new and innovative mechanism has enabled Trevor James to maintain the finger positioning of a normal Saxophone. Problematic keys, requiring long finger stretches, have been removed and redesigned for extra comfort, while at only 1.86kg in weight, the revolutionary Alphasax Saxophones are 33% lighter than a traditional Alto Saxophone. These great Saxophones are complimented with a lightweight (1.48kg) moulded case with backpack straps, mouthpiece, cap, single screw ligature and reed.
We understand the importance of the Trevor James 'Horn’ Classic models of 2018 staying faithful to the design objectives of the original 'Horn' (1993), demonstrating perfectly, that with dedicated research and design, quality is affordable! The Trevor James Horn Classic II Saxophone was built to fit into the distinctive, reasonably priced ‘improving saxophonist’ category without compromising quality. In my opinion these are the finest looking instruments on the market. With a two-tone black silver and lacquer option, easy sound production, excellent build quality and an affordable price tag these will not disappoint. As such, Trevor James have gone with the ‘if it isn’t broke don’t fix it’ mind set. With some minor modifications, the Classic II stays true to the design objectives of the original Horn. Trevor James Classic II Alto also has the added advantage of an optional luxurious and unique deep chrome black finish. It will gain envious and endearing looks wherever you take it and whenever you play it!
Here at Normans Musical Instruments we realised that there was a hiatus in the Tenor Saxophone market. Nothing available between student models and high-end models costing well over a £1000. Thankfully for us, and you, Elkhart came to the rescue! This instrument has a perfect balance of high quality, superb sound production and affordability. Built with the same ‘attention to every detail’ focus as the Alto Sax’s. This Tenor produces a tone in comparison with Saxophones costing double. This Elkhart ‘Classic’ is one of the most popular intermediate Tenor Saxophones on offer. It ticks all the boxes and ensures you make a great start to playing the Sax. Their focus has always been on sound quality and reliability. Elkhart Saxophones offer the discerning musician an affordable and superb instrument and musical investment without breaking the bank.