Antigua Intermediate Soprano Saxophones
Antigua has built a great reputation of offering top quality instruments at a students price range. Antigua intermediate soprano saxes represent one of the best saxophone offerings coming on the market! Based out of San Antonio, Texas, they have specialized in offering these types of values to everyone. Antigua intermediate soprano saxes are made in Taiwan and based around the design of the Yanagisawa S9xx series soprano saxes. They offer exceptional intonation and quick, easy response. We have been carrying Antigua since they first began (we were their 1st dealer!) and these saxes have yet to disappoint!
*Please note, photos are of model SS4290-RLQ – Red Brass Model
All of the Antigua Intermediate Soprano saxes offered by Antigua are predicated around the Yanagisawa S9xx based design concept. They are available in the following configurations:
- SS3282 – One Piece Body, High F#
- SS3286 – Dual Neck, High F#
- SS4290 – Dual Neck, High G
All of these models are built to the same caliber of performance and quality. The only difference is their configuration. We find the SS3286 based models to be the best values of the line. We do find that the 2 dual neck models are a bit more stable on pitch for most players than the one piece model. We attribute this to the straight tenon on the bottom of the necks helping to stabilize the air column for the player. For the player who wants a richer tone, they should consider the SS4290RLQ model made from a higher copper content Red Brass alloy.
- LQ – Gold Lacquer
- BQ – Black Nickel Plated Body, Lacquered Keys
- SG – Silver Plated Body, Gold Plated Keys (special order)
For all models/finishes of Antigua Sopranos, take a look here:
- Why is soprano harder to play?
- How to choose a soprano
- How best to approach playing soprano
Take a moment and read the article here: Dave Kessler’s Music Blog – Choosing a Soprano Sax Every soprano sax that we send out includes a copy of our “Soprano Sax Playing Tips Guide” that will help players achieve the best performance out of their soprano sax. You can also download a PDF copy of that guide by clicking here.
|Construction :||Fully ribbed|
|Auxiliary Keys :||High F# or High G Depending on Model|
|Neck Material :||Yellow Brass (or Red Brass for 4290RLQ)|
|Body Material :||Yellow Brass (or Red Brass for 4290RLQ)|
|Pads & Resonators :||PISONI pads & metal resonators|
|Bell Decoration :||Hand engraved|