Selmer AS711 Prelude Alto Saxophone (Gold Lacquer)

 
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(8 reviews)

SKU: SAS711XXX-P

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A great value student saxophone ideal for beginners!

The Prelude AS711 Alto Saxophone's key design allows for correct and comfortable hand position. The yellow brass body features ribbed construction and a detachable, reinforced body-to-bow connection for added strength and durability. The instrument's bore design enhances projection for easy sound production from the beginner's embouchure.

Designed as an affordable option for beginning band students, the Prelude instruments combine value and performance. All instruments are built to stringent specifications and include a case, a mouthpiece with cap and ligature, and cork grease.

Features:
  • Left-hand table key rocker mechanism with articulated C# adjusting screw
  • High F# key
  • Engraved bell
  • Dark lacquer body and keys
  • Adjustable metal right-hand thumb rest
  • Kid leather pads with metal resonators
  • Includes Rugged Sculpted Foam Case, Cork Grease, and Neck Strap
  • Molded mouthpiece with cap and ligature

Order your Prelude AS711 Student Alto Saxophone from Sam Ash Direct today with the security of our 45 day return and 60 day price protection policy, and be sure to take advantage of our fast, free shipping and lowest price guarantee!

Things You Will Get:

  • Alto Saxophone
  • Case
  • Mouthpiece with cap and ligature
  • Cork Grease
  • Neck Strap

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Selmer As711 Prelude Alto Saxophone (Gold Lacquer)
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Consistent (4)
  • Easy to play (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • School bands (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Professional musician (3)

Reviewed by 8 customers

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5.0

The Sweet Spot for Sound and Expenditure

By 

from Las Vegas

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Beautiful Timbre
  • Consistent Tone
  • Durable, Lightweight Construction
  • High-End Materials

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Beginning Saxophone Players
    • Concert Bands
    • Gigging Professionals
    • Marching Bands

    Comments about Selmer As711 Prelude Alto Saxophone (Gold Lacquer):

    This student alto sax offers a versatile tone quality that helps developing players find the proper embouchure for clear tone. It uses high-end materials and classic Selmer construction to ensure quality that lasts and lasts. This is a horn that can easily take a beginner into the mid-high-school years without issue. But the real surprise is, it's less than $850 brand new!

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    5.0

    Great Student Alto!

    By 

    from Indianapolis

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Great Tone
    • Solid Build

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Live Gigs
      • Practice
      • School

      Comments about Selmer As711 Prelude Alto Saxophone (Gold Lacquer):

      The AS711 is a great instrument for anyone looking to get into playing alto sax. It offers a smooth warm tone and looks great as well. Strong build quality that should stand the test of time, if maintained properly. It plays with ease, sounds great, and is affordable!

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      4.0

      Good quality sax for beginners and students

      By 

      from New Brunswick, NJ

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Quality Craftsmanship
      • Warm Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Selmer As711 Prelude Alto Saxophone (Gold Lacquer):

        The AS711 is a great quality instrument for anyone looking to pick up a saxophone for the first time. It emanates a smooth warm tone and has a sleek look. It is built very well and is sure to last a long time with the proper care. It's easy to get used to and plays great, and is a great first step for students and beginners alike.

         
        4.0

        Great high school level saxophone

        By 

        from Edison, NJ

        Staff Reviewer

        Comments about Selmer As711 Prelude Alto Saxophone (Gold Lacquer):

        The Selmer AS711 Alto Saxophone is a great next saxophone if you are going into high school and are looking to upgrade from your beginner Sax. Built to be sturdy but super comfortable as well as be able to project a clear and warm sound. Comes with hard shell case.

         
        4.0

        Great beginner's starting saxophone

        By 

        from Edison, NJ

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Consistent
        • Easy To Play

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jazz Clubs
          • School Bands

          Comments about Selmer As711 Prelude Alto Saxophone (Gold Lacquer):

          The Selmer AS711 is an answer for those looking for an affordable instrument for their young musician. The AS711 has a comfortable shape and well made body which helps facilitate proper playing position for students. Since it is lacquered, the saxophone makes a warm tone and is consistent up and down the instrument's range. Sturdily constructed for young players and will last for years with regular maintenance and care.

           
          5.0

          Great Student Horn

          By 

          from Edison, NJ

          About Me Professional Musician

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Play

          Cons

          • Price

          Best Uses

          • School Bands

          Comments about Selmer As711 Prelude Alto Saxophone (Gold Lacquer):

          This is a beautiful, well-made and durable saxophone appropriate for any beginner student or the intermediate-pro player in need of a reliable back-up horn. The horns keys feel like they are sturdy and non-pliable which is always a bonus for the beginner. The horn features a high F# key which allows for more playing options. The case included is nice and sturdy and the zipper seems to move freely.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great saxophone for a great price.

          By 

          from Indianapolis, IN

          About Me Experienced

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Play

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • School Bands

            Comments about Selmer As711 Prelude Alto Saxophone (Gold Lacquer):

            This saxophone made by Selmer is a great beginner or second saxophone. The sound quality and build quality of the instruments far exceeds most other instruments at the same price range. It has great key action and great sound quality. This horn sports a high F# key that makes it easy to get up into the high register and get great tone. Super fun and easy to play.
            This is a real hands on product review by Sean at Sam Ash Indianapolis.

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Very good student sax i recommend it.

            By 

            from Miami,Fl

            About Me Child

            Pros

            • Easy To Play

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jazz Clubs
              • School Bands
              • Symphonies

              Comments about Selmer As711 Prelude Alto Saxophone (Gold Lacquer):

              Its a geat begginer sax and good for a pro too.

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              Series Prelude
              Model SAS711
              Warranty Info:

              AS711 Prelude Alto Saxophone (Gold Lacquer)

              The manufacturer’s warranty covers parts and labor for six months from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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