This bamboo sax is ideal for those who may want to learn sax , clarinet or other reed instruments or for those who want to travel without the hassles of a larger instrument . Like all my flutes these are made from the highly reliable and durable Aurea bamboo .
I use an alto saxophone mouthpiece that makes for easy playing once the vibrating reed technique is mastered. These bamboo saxophones have 7 holes , 6 in the front and a thumb hole. Well tuned in the usual diatonic scale . An alto sax reed seems to work best and I will send you a couple of spare reeds with your bamboo sax. Replacement reeds can be bought cheaply online or at music stores.
The first hole of the bamboo sax is usually played with the little finger and is offset for right hand on the lower part of the sax . Please contact me if you want one for the left hand on the lower part of the flute .
I make them in three keys from Bb , G , and E major . With the B flat the highest and E the deepest key.
The metal tube connecting the mouthpiece to the bamboo may come is usually chrome plated tin or stainless steel.
You can choose from the keys of E, G or Bb on the drop down menu on the buy flute page .
Contact me if a different key is required .
A week ago, I ordered these saxes in each key, as well as some flutes from the Windelf (Noel). They arrived today and I am just so impressed with the quality of sound and the craftsmanship which is solid old world durable. I had been watching tutorials on alto sax embouchere to prepare and it made a huge difference. I sing in choirs, so I have some understanding of breath control, but I'm really surprised how well I am going on the Bb. I'm writing this at a late night coffee shop in the city after having played in the stairwells of high rise carparks. What a sound! Honestly, if you are thinking about it and love music, just get some. I bought mine from the Windelf's own website, but I had researched before and he sells on etsy and ebay as well. Happy playing friend!
Lucian Samosata Perth, Australia
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See the youtube clip below of my friend Amir playing a few of my bamboo saxophones .