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did anyone know amoon saxophone 馃幏? yeah the cheap saxophone around 250$.. I'm a begginer and i think i want to learn to play.. anyone bought it ? does the sax馃幏 is a good sax for beginners and does it sound normal ? does the quality is good? i watched a review on youtube and i think it's kinda perfect for me..need your opinion whether this is a good idea or not馃憤馃徎
 

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Please, be aware we have a search box, though it works not very well at the moment still offers you results ( to read or to continue upon) instead of opening new threads

we've already discussed Ammoon (MM) saxophones in this thread here and in other threads too


Don't scour the market for the bottom prices, you are not going to find any diamond in he rough and , at this stage, you wouldn't recognize one if you saw it (which is why you need to ask probably about any single sax that you would come across). Also, the brand won't tell you in which state the horn is and suppose you find a relatively good brand for cheap, an overhaul can easily cost more than the same sax in great state would cost.

If you want a good reliable instrument get in touch with some sellers here on SOTW
 

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Unlike google, the search engine here does not suggest other spellings

It seems ammoon is correct so it may be a good idea if you edit the thread title.

Also a search here for ammoon would give the best results but no harm in searching also for possible misspellings
 

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I'll search for a new sax..maybe jean paul as400? idk..thanks btw
If you are researching NEW saxophones (as opposed to secondhand which always offers more bang for the buck ) you will find , in the low cost saxophones only Chines made saxophones (which is not, in itself a bad thing, it is not that the merit of a saxophone can be assessed by where it comes from) none of them are generally given a lot of thumbs up on this forum,.

It is extremely difficult to judge the quality of any such a saxophone. Even if you hear that one is good, the next one may not be as good or even bad, because quality control, rejection and re adjustment or rebuilding all cost time and money and an instrument which has started its life cheaply to be sold cheaply can ill afford to spend too much time or money. For many companies it is simpler to have the player do the testing and take the risk (assuming that the player in question is able to assess the problems and return the sax) to replace any defective instument.

If you are not , as I suppose, capable of discerning the wheat from the chaff and you absolutely want to buy a new saxophone (instead of a secondhand one) then I reccommend you up your game and buy a Yamaha or a Yanagisawa.

Low end Yamaha are , yes, made in China these days BUT their quality control is such that they aren't any different from the instruments that used to be made in japan( although people still ascribe a higher value to those) .

There are many reputable shops where to buy this at the best possible price

Yanagisawa is a great example of probably the, mechanically, best made saxophone at any price level ( aside from sound preferences).

Buffet has also a cheap line made in China and rather expensive for what it is.

I'd still recommend you to buy a secondhand saxophone.
 

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for a student,yes i will buy a second hand sax..it will save a lot of money 馃挵..it cost about $500 for a branded second hand sax here (such as YAMAHA , TENOR ,AEOLUS , JUPITER).. maybe i would buy the bit expensive (second hand) for a long time use..thanks for your advice..it help me a lot!鉂
 

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for a student,yes i will buy a second hand sax
Just be aware that if you buy from anywhere except a reputable dealer, there could be expensive repair or servicing costs when buying used. Many sellers will say a horn is in good condition when it isn't
 

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Just be aware that if you buy from anywhere except a reputable dealer, there could be expensive repair or servicing costs when buying used. Many sellers will say a horn is in good condition when it isn't
Yes! I'm aware of that since the pandemic is going on , I can't get out of my house to see the condition of the sax.. thankyou for helping us! i really appreciate it..鉂
 

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for a student,yes i will buy a second hand sax..it will save a lot of money ?..it cost about $500 for a branded second hand sax here (such as YAMAHA , TENOR ,AEOLUS , JUPITER).. maybe i would buy the bit expensive (second hand) for a long time use..thanks for your advice..it help me a lot!鉂
As others have stated....best to avoid new cheapie saxophones.

Also as already mentioned, if you buy used make sure seller will guarantee the sax to be in playing condition. OR....ask them if they would agree to you taking it to a repair shop for an assessment, and if the shop says it needs a lot of repair/expensive servicing, you can return it for a refund.

Also, can you maybe RENT an Alto from a music shop for a few months ? How much would that cost ?

Forgive me but what country are you in, am having trouble identifying the flag in your avatar.

Good luck, and welcome to the Forum
 

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Malaysia , despite being a large country they have a very small market ( as in many other countries of the same area) for new and even smaller for secondhand instruments. Almost every time that people from that part of the world come here to SOTW they show a very limited choice to buy a saxophone
 

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Malaysia , despite being a large country they have a very small market ( as in many other countries of the same area) for new and even smaller for secondhand instruments. Almost every time that people from that part of the world come here to SOTW they show a very limited choice to buy a saxophone
Thank you...I ran thru my memory of asian countries and websearched all their flags to no avail...but knowing for sure I left a few countries out.....

Yes that will be a challenging thing then, to buy used within your country. The thought of buying New makes more sense there, then.

FWIW, if you bought used from US, shipping would be around $150....and I do not know what sort of customs charges Malaysia would hit you with there. From a quick search it appears an Alto shipped from some European locations would run at least $100 shipping to Malaysia (?)

If you could perhaps @Kim Sangwoo ...find a used sax, reputable seller with a return policy, from an Asian/Pacific Island location (PH, ROC, or AU ?)....you may be able to get something within budget when all is computed.
 

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Malaysia , despite being a large country they have a very small market ( as in many other countries of the same area) for new and even smaller for secondhand instruments. Almost every time that people from that part of the world come here to SOTW they show a very limited choice to buy a saxophone
Yes! I am from Malaysia...and you're not wrong about the limited choice to buy saxophone 馃幏..here in Malaysia, Saxophone is not a famous instrument and it is quite expensive...you can barely see Sax 馃幏...only rich people can afford to play saxophone...unlike violin,guitar,flute and trumpet..i played trumpet 馃幒 1 and half year and i only play it at school...did you know that 1$ equals to RM4? it doesn't seem much but 1$ can give you lunch here
 

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I understand and your situation is not uncommon in many other South East Asia countries.

On top of everything, I suppse (as it often happens ) any import from abroad would come carrying a very hefty custom charge
 
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