"I can't get that note... it just won't come out! What am I doing wrong?"
Every time I was playing that piece I would fluff that high note, put my sax down and stop. I didn't want to pick it up again because it made me feel embarrassed.
I couldn't play without constant squeaking; I'd be out of breath and my shoulders aching. Playing the saxophone became less and less fun and more of a chore.
I stopped practicing and wasted my time and money on lessons playing the same passage over and over, without any progress. I was so close to just giving up!
Does this sound familiar?
Then you have to play the Yamaha YAS-280
You can play so easily and freely right from the start. It's got a Yamaha mouthpiece and good quality keywork so you don't have to use as much puff.
It lets you concentrate on getting a nice tone rather than getting a note - After a while you'll feel like a professional!
It's lightweight and you can adjust the thumb rest to get your hand into a nice, comfortable position. Great for long concerts or lessons!
Because it's built so well it will play better for longer, so you won't need to adjust it or maintain it nearly as often as most saxophones.
Overall you're getting a fantastic instrument that makes you feel great playing it. It means the instrument stops getting in the way of you playing the music you love.
Does that sound good to you?
The most important factor in getting a great musical instrument is PRECISION. Nobody want somethings that's "nearly" in tune, or "pretty much" responds to your playing.
We get a lot of people coming into the shop asking why their new instrument isn't working. Almost all of the time they've bought it online from a place that ships it out straight from the factory. The instrument hasn't been set up to play well - it's not FINISHED.
We have to take these "new" instruments and put them back into the workshop, sometimes requiring a lot of work to actually make them PROPER instruments.
Every instrument we send out has gone through our workshop, where our team of expert repairers (with over 60 years of experience) will inspect the instruments to make sure they're as good as they can be before they reach you.
It makes the difference between getting a factory DUD or an instrument you'll fall in love with.
We pride ourselves in the idea that our instruments play perfectly straight out of the box!
Buying an instrument is a big decision, and we're committed to giving our customers the right instrument for them.
If you order one and it's not right for you, no problem. If you don't love it after TWO WEEKS you can send it back for a FULL REFUND no-questions asked.
We want to offer the best prices around so we offer price-matching on all our instruments. If you see the same thing for less, then please give us a call - you won't get a better price elsewhere.
So... do you want an amazing saxophone, expertly set up, at the best price with no risk if you don't like it?
What's the worst that could happen?
Buy the Yamaha YAS-280 now.
Here's what our customers say:
"My son has responded very positively to this instrument and his playing, and his enthusiasm, are already improving as a result."
"Music teacher very pleased with quality of sound from instrument.. Would highly recommend."
"Order process easy, communication excellent. Item delivered on time and with no defects. Would use Ackerman Music again."
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(Instruments over £100 are always sent by our Express service, regardless of the service selected in the checkout.)
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We are one of the top suppliers of woodwind, brass and orchestral strings across Sussex and are main agents for most of the instruments we sell. We only list instruments we normally carry in stock.
Our instruments are fully checked and set up through our workshop to ensure perfect playing.
Notus LT36 Mini Clip Chromatic Tuner
Vandoren Traditional Alto Saxophone Reeds
Vandoren Java Green Alto Saxophone Reeds
A&S Mouthpiece Patches 0.8mm (Black) Pack Of 4
K&M Alto Or Tenor Saxophone Stand14300
BG Saxophone Straps - Multiple Sizes
Hercules DS530BB Alto/Tenor Saxophone Stand
Neotech Junior Soft Sax Strap - Swivel Hook - Black
Rico SJA18 Soprano Or Alto Sax Padded Saxophone Strap: Plastic Snap Hook