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I began selling student horns while I was a Band Teacher because kids would come to class after paying too much for a cheaply made ‘instrument’ that was really in need of repair to work properly anyway. So I
decided to offer ONLY trusted brands in good-to-perfect working order so that you don’t have to go pay out for unknown repairs
Student Saxophones for local Washington customers was a expansion wing of Worldwide Sax in 2010 and officially merged in 2013.
I will only offer brands/models that are respected and endorsed by band teachers,
sax players and me! (Yamaha, Selmer, Keilwerth, Jupiter, Vito, Buescher,
Martin, Armstrong, Evette, Conn, King, Buffet ...etc.)
Goal #1: Get you set up with THE right sax. (Buy, Rent)
Goal #2: Keep the paperwork SIMPLE! (for my life and yours!)
Goal #3: Get playing music as soon as possible!
Currently, all rental saxes are "used" instruments. They will always leave the
shop tuned up and playing great.
or 12 month
* Baritone Price reflects low Bb baritone
~Pro-Sax Rental? Inquire via email. There may be options starting at $150 per
month for special choice altos.
~DEPOSIT; refundable, minus amount towards the first month's payment.
***For In Person review:
-Rent-to-Own Contract ....DISCONTINUED at this time.
"Only Saxophones" was officially created in 2010 with the goal to provide quality saxes at worthwhile prices--ranging from Student, to Intermediate, to vintage/modern Professional models.
The same year I began studying under Sarge at WWS, 2008, I also became a Band
Teacher for the Arlington School District at Stillaguamish Valley School, which is where I started seeing the problem with bad instruments showing up to class. I spent my days split between teaching at the school but mostly in the WWS shop through 2013 when I decided to focus fully on the shop. This left the summer months for my lessons with very limited students during the year. I owe my start to Sarge and it's been fun every step of the journey.
Only Saxophones originally started in my house and it slowly began to be more onsite and congruent with the WWS shop for ease of access and repairs.
The saxes here get repaired as necessary and I always disclose the work that has been done in their descriptions. Sometimes I will go through and do "PC" (Playing Condition) repairs--this is what would happen at any
local music store... But I'm a saxophone specialist.
In 2015 it officially merged with WWS legally, and through other potential partnerships, began carrying a few other music-student items: talks of beginner clarinets, etc... Now I'll have to change the name!!!
Created to Help Parents
Whether you're looking for your child's first starter sax or you're looking to
step up to an intermediate-pro horn, there are more factors to consider than you
probably want to worry about. That's why Only Saxophones was created. I'm here
to help you find the right sax for you. We'll take all the important aspects: price (which usually starts the search), but also quality, tone, reliability, intonation, ergonomics, ...etc. and come up with a plan.
One of my main goals is to inform parents and, together, gather information to put your money to its best use. Sometimes it will be best advised to Rent vs Buying.
To be honest it's usually going to be: $450-600 for an Alto... This is the best use of your money for a good, all-round starter sax that I've inspected and put into great playing condition. I don't mean to push any family away if that seems like a lot, so please contact me so we can talk it out. I have that guilty-teacher side that always wants kids to get the chance to play music.
I still like to schedule visits during the week but I realize that can't work for everyone. I have started to reserve every-other weekend for special
appointments (and I try to be very available as school starts).
Saxophones that go un-played usually like a small adjustment after several weeks of sitting. So because of that, I ask that we plan out your requested visit. Once we set up a time, I recommend bringing any current gear you're using to compare.
STEP UP WITH A GOOD MOUTHPIECE!
Another important aspect of the saxophone is the mouthpiece. If your 4th-6th year player has not upgraded yet, it is time. A good mouthpiece will improve tone, response and the playability of the entire saxophone! A mouthpiece controls 70% of the player's sound. So mom & dad, a mouthpiece is the most bang for your buck! ...and with care, they never really wear out. I got my first mouthpiece in 11th grade and my skills/love for music took off. I wish that I went and got it earlier... seriously!
RENTALS vs BUYING
If you don't know your commitment level, I recommend renting.
-ALTOs ... starting at $35 month
-TENORs ... starting at $45 month...vs...
Buying (my target range)
-ALTOs (450-650) ...New +900
-TENORs (700-1150) ...New +1500
If I don't have it, I will go find it! I am not fully vested in immediate sales. It is important that you buy THE proper instrument. That helps me sleep at night. Deposit required.