The Best Saxophones on Reverb

The most popular saxophones on Reverb, updated daily.

A moody presence that can go from sultry to stark in a single breath, saxophones are immediately recognizable with an irreplaceable sound. It's not hard to pick them out wherever you look: the jazz of Charlie Parker, the searing rock of Clarence Clemons and Bruce Springsteen, the creative frontiers of Colin Stetson's work with Arcade Fire and Bon Iver.

Whether you're a beginner, someone with experience looking to upgrade, or a seasoned pro looking for a new workhorse, keeping an eye on the best-selling saxophones is never a bad idea. From the accessibility of the Selmer Bundy II Alto to the polished looks and tone of the Yamaha YTS-62III Professional Tenor, the most in-demand saxophones can be found here.

This page updates in real time with current data, so what you’re seeing is up-to-the-minute rankings. Click on each entry for more info and check out the bottom of the page for more details on buying a saxophone.

What to Consider When Buying a Saxophone

Student/Intermediate/Professional

As you might have guessed, these three distinctions mark out general divisions in material, build quality, and ultimately, price. Each has its advantages: for example, in addition to being the most affordable, Student models are also good options heavy use in that wear and tear won't set you back thousands like it would with a Professional model.

Generally speaking, Student models do the trick, Professional models offer markedly improved tone with extra flourishes like engravings, and Intermediate hit that sweet spot of pro tone and feel without as much flash.

Alto/Tenor/Baritone

This is going from small to large with specific applications according to genre and even a player's stature. Alto saxes are the most popular for their smaller size and multitude of classical pieces at the ready. Tenors are popular among jazz players for its blend of articulation and more robust tone, and the Baritone is a whale of an instrument with the lowest tones and biggest body.

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