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A Beginner’s Guide to Saxophone Prices- Know What a Good Deal Looks like!

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What is the price of a saxophone in India?

The short answer:

Saxophone prices in India can range anywhere from 15,000 to over a lac rupee. 

So basically, the price range goes from “ouch, that hurts” to “holy cow, that’s more than my car.” A pretty big and confusing range!

Now, if the short answer has got you looking like this

Fear not, because the long answer will have you looking like this in no time.

In this article, I will help you find the perfect saxophone for your budget, so you can get that smooth jazz sound without having to rob a bank.

So, here comes…

The Loooonnnngggg (ok maybe not so long) answer:

There are a lot of factors that influence the price of a saxophone.

While some saxophones can cost you a mere visit to the local zoo, others can cost you more than an international trip.

And it all comes down to the 1. type, 2. brand, and 3. materials and craftsmanship of the Saxophone.

Let’s start with,

1. The different types of Saxophones and their influence on saxophone prices

The four main types of saxophones in the increasing order of their sizes are – soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone.

Each one has a unique sound and range, but let’s be real, you’re probably not going to play the baritone saxophone unless you’re in a ska band. 

The saxophone prices usually increase as we move from the smaller-sized soprano to the bigger-sized baritone. This is partly due to the fact that a bigger saxophone requires the use of more materials as well as has more complex key mechanisms in place.

Additionally, the demand and prevalence of a certain type of saxophone can also affect prices. For instance, Baritone saxophones are less commonly used as compared to the other 3 types, therefore, they can come with a higher price tag.

So which Saxophone price should you be interested in?

The most commonly used saxophones are the Alto and Tenor types. They’re great for jazz, blues, and rock music, and their versatility is what makes the Alto and Tenor the best saxophone types for beginners as well as professional players.

Typical Alto saxophone prices in India start from 25,000 rupees, and quite frankly, the sky is the limit.

Whereas, the Tenor saxophone prices in India usually start from 50,000 rupees and go up to 1,50,000 rupees.

2. How the use of materials and craftsmanship influences Saxophone prices

High-end saxophones are often made from precious metals like gold or silver and are crafted by hand for optimal sound quality. These beauties can set you back by lacs of rupees.

High-end saxophones are often made from precious metals like gold or silver and are crafted by hand for optimal sound quality. These beauties can set you back by lacs of rupees.

On the other end of the spectrum, beginner saxophones are usually made using more practical and affordable materials. These saxophones serve the purpose without burning a hole in your pocket

But it is not to say that you can’t have both- superior quality and craftsmanship at affordable prices-

For example, the saxophones by Kadence are crafted for excellence. Kadence makes use of high-quality materials and beautiful design elements to build their saxophones and the best part? They come with super-affordable price tags.

Now, coming to the final determinant,

3. How the brand of a Saxophone influences its price

Saxophone prices are primarily determined by the brand, among other factors. A brand can positively influence prices due to factors such as its commitment to innovation, craftsmanship, reputation and time in the industry.

Guess who checks all those boxes?


But ironically, they have still managed to price their saxophones incredibly low for the quality they have to offer.

Here’s how Kadence stands out as a good brand and an excellent option

Reputation and time in the industry: Kadence has had its skin in the game since 2010 and in the interim, it gained a strong reputation among saxophonists for producing quality instruments at reasonable prices.

Kadence has a long list of high-profile musicians who place their trust in its instruments, including the likes of Shreya Ghoshal and AR Rahman!

Craftsmanship: Kadence saxophones are meticulously crafted, ensuring high-quality sound and playability.

Materials: Kadence saxophones are made from high-quality materials, such as bronze and brass, resulting in a rich, warm tone.

To top it all off, when you purchase a Kadence saxophone, you’ll get a range of accessories, including a case, reeds, and a cleaning kit!

Here’s what to expect:

Saxophone Prices


As a closing duty, let’s revisit the individual we were introduced to at the beginning of the article-


Remember him?

Now, if you look anything like him, the article has accomplished what it set out to do.

However, if you still have your doubts feel free to let us know in the comment section below and we’ll be happy to oblige.