Selmer AS42 Professional Alto Saxophone

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The Selmer AS42 is a first ever collaboration between Henri Selmer Paris and Selmer USA on an entry-level professional saxophone. Featuring a genuine Selmer Paris neck custom designed for this horn, along with an exclusive Selmer Paris mouthpiece made especially for this saxophone, the AS42 is a very responsive saxophone that plays remarkably well in classical and jazz situations. Complemented with a BAM case and featuring a beautiful hand engraved pattern, the AS42 is as beautiful to look at as it is to play.

Blue steel springs insure a quick response while the fully ribbed construction and metal resonators guarantee a wide dynamic range and exceptional projection. The AS42 is the only saxophone in its price range that can boast an authentic Henri Selmer Paris neck and mouthpiece!
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SelmerAS42 Professional Alto Saxophone
 
4.8

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100%

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        5.0

        Amazingly beautiful sound

        By 

        from Phoenix, AZ

        Staff Reviewer

        Comments about Selmer AS42 Professional Alto Saxophone:

        The Selmer AS42 Professional Alto Saxophone is a very responsive saxophone that plays remarkably well in classical and jazz situations. The Selmer AS42 Professional Alto Saxophone is as beautiful to look at as it is to play. This saxophone has a quick response and a wide dynamic range and exceptional projection. You should really give this saxophone a try, I am sure you will love it just as I do. This is a real hands on review by Rick @ Sam Ash, Phoenix

         
        5.0

        Great Pro horn for the price

        By 

        from Indianapolis, IN

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Build Quality
        • Clear tone
        • Great Design
        • GREAT INTONATION

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gigs
          • Performances
          • Recitals

          Comments about Selmer AS42 Professional Alto Saxophone:

          The AS-42 is one of the better entry level pro horns out there. It has a great sound quality and is super easy to play. I played it with a Selmer C* and got a great full sound out of it. It's easy to play through all of the ranges and is great to listen to. If you're looking for a good pro horn, I suggest looking and trying this one out.
          This is a real, hands on product review by Sean at Sam Ash Indianapolis.

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          5.0

          Selmer is the top!

          By 

          from Indianapolis, IN

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Playability
          • Responsive
          • Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • band
            • Classical
            • Ensemble
            • Jazz
            • Professional
            • Solo

            Comments about Selmer AS42 Professional Alto Saxophone:

            This is an awesome saxophone! I have loved it for as long as I've had it! The responsiveness on it is AMAZING. The keys are smooth and even harder notes to hit, like the low Bb and even up into the altissimo range, become a lot easier to reach on this sax. I personally prefer Selmer saxes over any other brand because of the beautiful warm tones that their saxophones have. The case and mouthpiece that come with it are excellent as well! No complaints here!

            I am a staff reviewer for Sam Ash Music

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            5.0

            Selmer AS42 Sax

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            from Cerritos, CA

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Affordable
            • Great tone

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Advancing Players
              • Gigs
              • Jazz

              Comments about Selmer AS42 Professional Alto Saxophone:

              I tried this Selmer AS42 with both a Meyer mouthpiece and an Ottolink SuperTone and loved the sound with both setups. This is a versatile horn, good for jazz or classical, but it really pops when using a jazz setup. This would be a great horn for the advancing student or for someone who wants a great sounding horn but doesn't want to break the bank.

              This is a real hands on product review from Sean @ SamAsh Cerritos.

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              5.0

              Pro sax at a great price

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              from Lombard, IL

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Great price
              • Great tone
              • Quality construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performing
                • Practice
                • Recording

                Comments about Selmer AS42 Professional Alto Saxophone:

                The AS42 is an awesome horn from Selmer. For an entry into the pro level saxophones, this horn delivers quality tone and construction you would expect from a company as legendary as Selmer. The Selmer Paris neck gives great response and is a fine addition to this saxophone. This instrument would be great for anyone looking to upgrade from their student or intermediate horn.

                This has been a real hands on review from Max @ Sam Ash Lombard

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                4.0

                Sweet Sax

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                from KOP

                Staff Reviewer

                Comments about Selmer AS42 Professional Alto Saxophone:

                Great product. Easy to use, easy to setup. Great sound. Nice functionality. Great deal for the price. Lots of fun.
                "This is a real hands on product review from Dave @ Sam Ash KOP"

                 
                5.0

                The ultimate Sax..

                By 

                from Columbus, OH

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • PERFECT

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Selmer AS42 Professional Alto Saxophone:

                    The ultimate solution for the professional. This sax will get you noticed. If if you're looking for an upgrade, this is it. Comes with case and mouthpiece. Has authentic Henri Selmer Paris neck and mouthpiece! Be sure to grab cork grease and cleaning supplies. Add the valuable service plan for longterm playability.

                    This is a real hands on product review from Christian @ Sam Ash Columbus.

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                    5.0

                    Selmer AS42

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                    from Cinci, OH

                    Staff Reviewer

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                          Comments about Selmer AS42 Professional Alto Saxophone:

                          Other than Yamaha, this is another brand I love. Great playability and a step up in tone from the student models. I played it with ease and slowly wanting to get back into it after 20 years of not playing!
                          Staff Writer @ Sam Ash

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                          5.0

                          Pro Horn!

                          By 

                          from Buffalo Grove

                          Staff Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Affordable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Gigging

                            Comments about Selmer AS42 Professional Alto Saxophone:

                            The 42 is a an easy blowing rich sounding instrument. I tested this with a Selmer C* mouthpiece and 2.5 reed. It plays solid and consistent from Altissimo G down to lo B-flat. I would have NO problem using this as a gigging horn in either my jazz or symphonic groups. Nice.

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                            5.0

                            Breaking into the professional world

                            By 

                            from Cleveland, OH

                            Staff Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Beautiful look
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to play
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Amateur recording
                              • Performances
                              • Professional Recording
                              • Recitals
                              • Rehearsals

                              Comments about Selmer AS42 Professional Alto Saxophone:

                              Selmer has a very well recognized name in the horn industry, and this is a perfect example of why. It has professional leather pads for great response and performance, high quality metal resonators, and an advanced Selmer Paris mouthpiece and neck. The steel springs will ensure that you get the same consistent, high quality action to be expected from a horn of this caliber. And the beautiful engraving will make you look good while you sound good. If you are looking to step into the professional alto sax world, I think this should be the first horn you try out.

                              This is a real hands on product review by Steve at Sam Ash Music in Lyndhurst, OH.

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                              The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for five years and labor for five years from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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