Startone SAS-75 Alto Sax

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Alto Saxophone

  • Tuning: Eb
  • With high F# key
  • With rocker arm
  • Adjustable thumb rest
  • Body and keys: Lacquered brass finish
  • Mouthpiece and case included
  • Easy response
  • Balanced tone
  • Checked in workshop
Available since March 2006
Item number 188679
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Finish body Clear Lacquered
Finish Keys Clear Lacquered
Body Brass
Gravure Yes
Resonator Pad Metal
Case Yes
Case with Backpack System Yes
Mou Yes
Strap Yes
Wiper (Body) No
S Arc Wiper No
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An affordable entry into the world of the alto saxophone

A good beginners’ alto saxophone is distinguished by the fact that it offers a wide range of dynamic sound possibilities and feels comfortable to hold. The Thomann SAS-75 fulfils these criteria and is currently one of the most affordable Eb saxophones on the market. This instrument impresses with its well-balanced intonation in every register, excellent response, and warm and centred sound. The body and valves are made of a brass with a clear coating. The delivery includes a gig bag with backpack straps, a mouthpiece, a strap, and a cleaning cloth.

For those first notes on the saxophone

Thanks to its stable intonation in all registers and easy response, the SAS-75 is the perfect instrument for beginners. Worthy of mention is the saxophone’s adjustable thumb rest, which can be easily adapted to every hand shape and thus allows comfortable playing with the right hand. The metal resonators placed on leather pads support the saxophone’s clear and centred sound. An easily removable bell allows quick maintenance and repair in case of dents or other damage. With a mouthpiece that suits your music style, you will be able to reach your desired sound ideal. The required tuning (440 to 443 Hz) depends on how you position the mouthpiece on the bocal.

A successful start

A saxophone for beginners should be designed in such a way that it can be played dynamically and with good intonation in all registers. The intonation possibilities shouldn’t be too extensive, but they should not be too limited either. The SAS-75, which was built for beginners and those switching from a different instrument, fulfils these criteria and is thus suitable for a successful start. Whether you are a beginner or coming to the Eb saxophone from another instrument, you will be making a good choice with the SAS-75 thanks to its price-performance ratio. It also is a great choice as an affordable backup instrument for woodwind players.

About Startone

The Startone brand is exclusive to Thomann and was established in 2005 in order to offer high-quality, playable instruments for ambitious beginners even in the lowest price bracket. This resulted in a steadily growing range of wind instruments for beginners, which has since expanded to include keyboard and stringed instruments, accordions, and even drum sets. The product range combines proven quality with low prices – and Thomann naturally provides a full three-year warranty on all Startone instruments. The brand's mission is to always provide the motivated beginner with a reliable, good-quality first instrument at an unbeatable price.

From entry model to open-air instrument

Until fairly recently, it was still hard to find a beginner’s alto sax that was both good AND affordable – but those days are thankfully over with the SAS-75, which Thomann has offered since 2006. Thanks to their pleasant playing feel and sound characteristics as well as their affordable price, Startone saxophones have become increasingly popular in recent years. With the SAS-75, you get a solid starter model that you can use in many musical fields. This alto saxophone is suitable for learning the instrument and can also be used as a second instrument during bad weather at open-air events.

In the spotlight: Eb alto saxophone

The Eb alto saxophone is part of the saxophone family, the other main members of which are the soprano saxophone, tenor saxophone, and baritone saxophone. The term "alto" stands for the vocal range. The Eb alto saxophone is a transposing instrument, which means that a C played on this saxophone corresponds to an Eb on the piano or the guitar. The C played on an Eb alto saxophone therefore always sounds a major sixth lower. This is why notes for instruments in C tuning are not compatible with Eb alto saxophones (separate notation is available, however).

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488 Reviews

Good for beginners, but wears out fast
pedro-bc 06.01.2020
This was my first saxophone, and I bought it before joining any classes.
I was thrilled when I first bought it, and I was blown away by the quality of the sound even though I was just starting to learn the instrument.
The accessories are all very convenient, and the price point is almost unbelievable. The only two things I had to buy were a proper neck strap and a stand.
Later in the year I ended up joining saxophone classes. Upon seeing my Startone SAS-75, my instructor sighed. As time progressed, the reason for the sigh became clearer: the saxophone started to leak in the low notes, the low quality of the build started to show, and just by assembling the neck I would inadvertently cause parts to bend where they shouldn't. A better saxophone, built with better materials, won't give as easily.
I have been advised by my instructor to get a Thomann instrument instead - I'll be getting the TAS-350.
TLDR: Good saxophone for the price, but if you're planning to play for a while go for something better.


VinnyK 06.12.2019
I turned 30 this year and I always wanted to learn to play Jazz on a Saxophone. Im a bit old to start but I just wanted to make my little dream come true to make Wonderfull sounds for my self by my self.

I firstly considered buying a Chinese Saxophone off Amazon or Ebay but I remembered that I got amazing studio headphones here so I had a look and found a sax for 10EUR less then the Chinese one. Considering that they ship them in dodgy bags that can turn ur saxophone into bits and its not guaranteed that they come in a playable condition it was a no brainer to get the one from Thomann.

This Saxophone came in a compact bag within the nicely protected cardboard box. Before I bought it I asked via chat if it contains a neck strap and the lady said no, I was surprised to find a neck strap inside the side pocket of the bag together with cleaning cloths and a total of 3 Reeds. The neck trap is not really padded (kinda like a keychain out of textile) but its technically still a neck strap so I would suggest updating the description online. Just saying.

Also in the case are a mouth piece that I will soon replace with a brass (because most mouth pieces even the expensive ones are plastic but I don't feel comfortable with plastic in my mouth, it might cause cancer) and one and a Wonderfull and amazing Saxophone.
Insane that they check the thing before they ship it to the customers and even the person who quality checked it sings a paper. WTF
The buttons close the holes really nice and I LOVE IT. Im just able to make a few tones since im a noob but it sounds nice that's all I can say about the sound.

The only thing I will modify is the curved brass bit where you hold your with your thumb. I might be somewhat soft since im not familiar with any physical labour so I will pad that metal piece to be more gentle to my hand when its resting on my thumb.

All in together AMAZING VALUE for the money. Thomann is giving people a chance to learn and play an instrument, and they deliver something of quality to an amazing price.

I personally can confirm that saxophones are as awesome as I allways imagined them. Def will always buy here again when ever it comes to music stuff.


Kostas Saxophone 04.12.2020
First of all we must clear that this is a Student Saxophone.
My first impression taking it out of the box was, ok that looks good. Let's see how it plays.
This little fella blew me away. That's a nice investment.
For beginners this is the ultimate instrument. Looks like it can take some bangs and if you brake it, well, get another one.
Intonation was surprisingly spot on.
The neck was a bit tough to put on but that is a small price to pay I guess.
Keywork is not bad. For tiny hands only the low right hand pinky keys are a bit of a stretch to hit but still manageable.
The Gigbag is also a decent one. Wouldn't use it for an expensive instrument, but still a nice work. Inside it does not have storage space than for a neck and a mouthpiece.It has a small zipper pocket on the outside big enough for the usual stuff needed.
After my first test play, had to repair the G# key. The mechanism that pushes the key down was in the plastic bag and not where it was supposed to be, on the instrument!
I guess I should give to quality one star less, but still my first impression was very good. So I leave it to five stars.
For an instrument that is cheaper than my alto case I have to say I am impressed.


Dream come true ...
AVMP 07.09.2017
A big Jazz fan, I've always dreamt to play the sax! This model is great to start discovering the instrument. Yes, it is not for the long run, but before investing in a (costly) sax for the long term, this model will allow you to start playing and find your own sound as well as the features & accessories you'd want for your long term instrument. ... and if that's not your objective, you'll enjoy playing your favourite tunes with this sax anyway ...


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