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Series II with Sterling Silver Series III neck. A55 or A45 Jumbo Java. Java Green or Red, 3 or 2.5.
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Alto is a more demanding horn.

usually tenorist won't agree. It is normal for people to defend what they do the most as the "most", but there are very clear reason to sustain this.

The alto embouchure is more demanding than tenor is as soprano is more demanding than alto.

Also, being a smaller horn, altissimo in alto will not go as high on tenor as "easily". Of course the saxophone is a dificult instrument to play. Also, alto has a very special constitution. To play in tune an alto is extremely dificult at the beguining. Tenor is more "forgiving".

Be patient and it will come. Low notes on the alto are also a problem and the air stream has to be steady.

All the best,

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