Simply the best sax under £1000 you can buy.
The all new Hanson ‘SA-5’ : Updated and improved, our best selling alto saxophone outfit is now better than ever.
Already the market leader for quality and price for over a decade, we have ‘raised the bar’ with new features and a fantastic new look with dark gold lacquer.
Players moving up from a student model will immediately feel and hear a big difference with this saxophone.
- Light weight from improved design and materials: Easier to hold and play without compromising durability.
- Faster key action and less maintenance: We’ve added the self-adjusting spring-loaded screws and bearings from our LX model and the new series 5 feels fantastic.
- Distinctive deep gold lacquer finish. We designed this finish for our top line saxes but it just looks so good we decided to use it on the series 5 too. The deeper colouring really makes the hand engraving stand out.
- Genuine mother of pearl touch pieces are now standard. This may not sound like a big deal until you have compared them side by side to a sax fitted with imitation (plastic) touch pieces e.g. Yamaha 480, Jupiter 769, Buffet 400 series.
Since 2003 the Hanson SA5 has earned an enviable reputation for quality and ease of playing. It’s a solid and reliable saxophone that will take you from starting out right through your grades; a great choice for beginners, advanced intermediates and pro players looking for a second instrument.
Our recent updates take this instrument up a gear. This is easily the best saxophone you could choose, even considering other makes and models which would easily cost you more than double the price.
5 years warranty. 5 years free servicing including ‘wear and tear’ repairs.
The Hanson SA5 vs other makes and model comparison chart – details are accurate at time of publishing using data from the manufacturers and dealers websites.
|Make and model||Yamaha 280||Yamaha 480||Trevor James SR||Buffet||Hanson SA-V|
|Yellow brass corpus||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Integrated key posts (strap mounted)||✖||✖||✓||✓||✓|
|Tri point body to bell brace||✖||✖||✓||✓||✓|
|Blue steel springs||✖||✖||✓||✓||✓|
|Mother of pearl key touchpieces||✖||✖||✓||✖||✓|
|Waterproof leather pads with wool felt and reflectors||✓||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Articulated table keys||✖||✓||✓||✓||✓|
|Soldered body/bell joint||✖||✖||✖||✖||✓|
|Spring loaded key mounting screws||✖||✖||✖||✖||✓|
|5 years warranty, 5 years servicing including ‘wear and tear’ repairs.||✖||✖||✖||✖||✓|
|UK web price (indicative ‘google shopping’ search)||£760||£1405||£1219||£985||£830|
If you see any details on our comparison chart are which are incorrect or have changed please do let us know. We have chosen here competitors models which we consider to be excellent saxes and compare well to the SA5. We can recommend any of the above for you and suggest to play test them when choosing your sax. You may prefer ours, you may prefer theirs… constructive criticism invited.