LJ Hutchen Eb Alto Saxophone with Plush-Lined Case Reviews

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LJ Hutchen Eb Alto Saxophone with Plush-Lined Case

LJ Hutchen Eb Alto Saxophone with Plush-Lined Case

  • Heavy-Duty brace to prevent misalignment
  • Ergonomic metal thumb-rest
  • Carefully designed pinky keys to accommodate young hands
  • Specially treated pads for durability
  • Also Includes: Mouthpiece kit, Cork grease, Neck-strap, Strength #2 Rico reed, Polishing cloth, Plush-lined hard case, 2-Year Warranty

For over a decade, LJ Hutchen has provided quality, consistency, and exceptional service to countless musicians throughout the world. LJ Hutchen constantly strives to improve its product-line and offer the best value possible. Sharing numerous attributes with more expensive brands, LJ Hutchen is an outstanding value. Since many educators consider LJ Hutchen to be the perfect choice for student musicians, high quality is not only necessary but is imperative for successful music education. As w

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3 Responses to “LJ Hutchen Eb Alto Saxophone with Plush-Lined Case Reviews”

  1. 1
    Mark Says:

    67 of 68 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    UPDATE, January 2, 2011
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    Mark

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    Customer Video Review Length:: 1:05 Mins

    Pros: 1. Great sound for the price.
    2. Comes with everything you need to get started.
    3. The case is well designed and feels sturdy. (Wish it had a lid/flap to close where you store your strap and other accessories.)
    4. It arrived quickly and packed well.

    The reason for only three stars.

    Cons: 1. This saxophone is difficult if not impossible to play in tune. To the untrained ear this is no big deal. Certain notes are more out of tune
    than others. The worst note for me is c#.
    2. Though it comes with everything you need to get started, to get the best sound you must replace the mouthpiece. The factory mouthpiece
    it comes with is horrible. I purchased one for about $65 at my local music store, the sax instantly became easier to play, and the
    sound was much better. (I was thinking about sending it back until I purchased the new mouthpiece.)
    3. The strap is a factory strap, but again, if you plan to play long term you must replaced this strap with a padded strap.
    4. The ligature seems to not to screw firmly around the mouthpiece.

    Summary: This is a great saxophone for a beginner and would recommend it provided that one would replace the mouthpiece, ligature, and strap.
    I would also recommend this sax for a casual user as well. Would not recommend for someone who wants a true quality sound with each note.
    But for the price, even with the cost of a new mouthpiece, ligature, and strap, it is a good deal, a great deal for a new player.

    UPDATE – I have had this horn for almost two years with no real issues. I have given the alto sax and additional star for its durability. I have posted a video of me playing this sax so the sound quality could be heard.

    **SECOND UPDATE – In the comment section of my review, I was contacted by the Vice President of Hyson Music, Justin Varuzzo who stated, “All of our new LJ Hutchen clarinets and LJ Hutchen alto saxophones (as of fall 2012) now include American made student mouthpiece kits, including the ligature and cap. The mouthpieces are superior to our previous ones that were made in China. The American manufacturer producing our mouthpieces supplies mouthpieces to many of the biggest names in the industry.” Hyson’s decision to listen to its customers and change the mouthpieces for its instruments demonstrates to me that are committed to manufacturing a quality sub $400.00 saxophone. This LJ Hutchen Alto Saxophone based on the durability of the sax, the sound, and the customer service has earned another star from me. I would highly recommend this saxophone.

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    Andres F. Rodriguez Says:

    25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great Sax! Excellent Customer Sercive!, November 23, 2008
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    Andres F. Rodriguez (NYC) –
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    This sax plays excellent. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to buy a nice sax at an affordable price. It looks really nice and does not look or sound cheap at all.

    UPDATE:

    This sax has been working out perfectly during the time I’ve been using it. I just encountered a little problem and had to contact Customer Service for the problem to be solved. It was a wonderful experience; very nice people and they really care about their customers. The problem was solved fast so they shipped the sax fast too. I’m very satisfied with this product and Customer Service too. If you really want to buy a new affordable sax, i would go for this brand. It has been a great experience.

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    Krun Says:

    19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Very pleased with the sound/quality, November 22, 2009
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    Krun (Santa Fe, NM) –

    This review is from: LJ Hutchen Eb Alto Saxophone with Plush-Lined Case (Electronics)
    I have to admit I was a little wary about purchasing a NEW sax for less than $500. I was sure I would be getting a lemon, but thought that for the price I had to at least give it a try! I have been playing Sax (alto and soprano) since the 80′s. I was playing on an old Artist II Alto and was ready to replace it. The sax arrived quickly and works very smoothly. I gave it 4 stars because I didn’t like the mouthpiece that it came with. Like most saxophones, if you really want a quality sound, you need to get a NICE mouthpiece. It works, but with my own mouthpiece the sound was incredible. My 2nd day playing it, one of the ivory-colored buttons fell off one of the keys. I called customer service and they are supposedly sending some super glue to reattach the button (fairly minor problem). It was nice that I could buy it and know that if I wasn’t happy I could send it back. This one’s a keeper for me though. I especially like the lower notes on this sax. Usually I have a rough time playing the really low notes (C,Bb), but with this sax, I’m able to play these low notes so well-controlled. Quite pleased and would recommend this sax to anyone. I would recommend going to one of your local music stores and trying out a few different mouthpieces to get an even better sound.

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