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“very good price” . . . read more (by Brendon, Amazon).
“easier to play” . . . read more (by Ajay Pandey , Amazon).
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The Conductor Model 300 Alto Saxophone is a high quality instrument for the beginner to intermediate player. They are used in band and orchestra programs throughout the world. It is setup, adjusted and ready to play when you buy it. It is a gold lacquered alto sax and comes complete with a carrying case, mouthpiece, ligature, cap and neckstrap.
It is warranteed for one full year plus it comes with a full 30 day “unconditional” money back guarantee.
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Conductor Model 300 Alto Saxophoneis suitable for beginners and intermediate players. More than one buyer commented that a sax teacher was very surprised that an instrument at this low price was so good, and it was also commented that the price of this model new can sometimes be less than renting a beginners sax for a year.
One of the customer complaints about the Conductor Model 300 Alto Saxophonewas that one user found it difficult to get a good sound, but reading so many other reviews that say what a great sound it has for the price, and how easy it is to play, that could be more about the player than the instrument. Another buyer commented that while it is a good sax for a beginner, it might not be suitable for someone who wants a better instrument after they have been playing for a while.
Conductor Model 300 Alto Sax is said to be better in sound and ease of use than some rented instruments that players have had. It gets a 4.3 user rating on Amazon, with mostly positive comments by users.
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Alternatives to theModel 300 Alto Sax include the Green/Gold Alto Saxophone Lazarro which comes with 11 Reeds, Case and Care Kit. At the time of writing this report, the price is very similar to the Conductor model 300, with the major difference being the unusual looks of the green and gold, which gets an even higher user rating than the Model 300. This instrument also comes in red, pink, blue, purple, etc., offering lots of choices of unusual and individual looking alto sax’s.
Other alternatives include one sax which is (at the time of writing) priced slightly lower, the Noteworthy Student Eb Alto Saxophone, and one which (at the time of writing) is priced slightly higher, the LJ Hutchen Eb Alto Saxophone with Plush-Lined Case (see our product report on this), both of which get slightly higher user ratings than the Model 300, on Amazon. The Hutchen gets mostly good reviews, with a few minor complaints including one customer who said that they felt the need to buy a better mouthpiece, and someone who said it was difficult to play in tune. One buyer of the Noteworthy had the instrument arrive with the only reed cracked. So while there are minor complaints about all 3 saxes, the majority of the user feedback is very positive, and they are all said to be good value buy people that have bought them.
If price is the main issue, alto sax’s do start at prices which (at the time of writing) are a little less than the model 300. Here’s a list of alto sax’s in ascending price order (that sometimes includes used instruments), although some of those are unrated (at the time of writing) and some have a slower rating than the Model 300, but there are also sax’s in that list with a slightly higher rating than the Model 300 too.
The other factor in comparison is the look of the sax. As mentioned above, there are a range of colors, both traditional and new, to choose from, and many of those have good user ratings on amazon. Have a look at this link for a range of alto sax’s in the same price range as the Model 300.
The only real consumable with sax playing is Alto sax reeds. Other than the fact that they don’t last forever, different reeds are more suitable in different stages of learning the instrument, so ask a sax teacher for guidance or do some reading on the subject.
Of course, it is certainly possible to learn sax without the expense of a teacher. There are a number of books, with or without DVD/CD’s, including the Play Alto Sax Today! Beginner’s Pack: Book/CD/DVD Pack, and the Absolute Beginners: Alto Saxophone (book/CD), which are both best selling alto sax learning methods highly recommended by users.
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Here’s some more user comments from consumer reports by people who’ve used the Model 300 Alto Sax in practice . . .
“I would highly recommend this instrument to anyone” . . . read more (by AnnaM01, Amazon).
“The sound is great” . . . read more (by Frank from Reading, Amazon).
“This saxophone is good looking” . . . read more (by Mike, Amazon).
“Best possible buy for beginners!” . . . read more (by Frank from Reading, Amazon).
“superior look and a great sound” . . . read more (by AnnaM01, Amazon).
“A cool thing” . . . read more (by Ajay Pandey , Amazon).
“Great musical instrument for the beginner” . . . read more (by Ken, Amazon).
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In summary, the Conductor Model 300 Alto Saxophone gets an overall excellent rating by users on Amazon, so why not check the current Amazon price for the Conductor Model 300 Alto Saxophone – Gold Lacquer w Case, Accessories and 1 Year Warranty
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