Selmer AS42 Professional Alto Saxophone

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4.7

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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
 
4.7

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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        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

          Pro sax at a great price

          By 

          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

            By 

            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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                          3.0

                          Affordable Selmer Professional Saxophone

                          By 

                          from King of Prussia, PA

                          Staff Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • French Design Neck
                          • High F Key
                          • reasonable price
                          • Warm sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Classical Repertoire
                            • Concert Band
                            • Jazz band
                            • Wind Ensemble

                            Comments about Selmer AS42 Professional Alto Saxophone:

                            The 42 Model features rich and warm sound, but you can take it up a notch if you want to strut your stuff. Includes a Bam case and Selmer C* mouthpiece. Go to your local Sam Ash Music store to test one today...

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                            5.0

                            Selmer!

                            By 

                            from Las Vegas

                            Comments about Selmer AS42 Professional Alto Saxophone:

                            Amazing Sax for those experienced players who are looking for superb quality and sound! Even beginners can learn on this piece of art! Look no further when shopping for a Sax

                            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            AS42

                            By 

                            from Orlando

                            Pros

                            • Superior 1st Pro Horn

                            Cons

                            • Maybe the price

                            Best Uses

                            • Jazz Wind Ensembles

                            Comments about Selmer AS42 Professional Alto Saxophone:

                            The AS400 was a gift for my son when he graduated middle school. I taught himn how to play when he was young. When I played the AS400 I only wished I had a horn like this at his age. The low Bb to the high F sharp are awsomely easy to articulate. The weight ratio and balance is excellent, even for marching, but I only allow him to use this hour for wind ensembles and jazz classes. He uses his old one for marching band. The case that comes with this horn is also magnificent. Let not forget the mouthpiece that comes with it. It is a pro horn.

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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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