Antigua Soprano Sax – 3286 Model
Pro Bore | Dual Neck | High F# | Amazing Value!
Antigua has built a great reputation of offering top quality instruments at a students price range. The Antigua Soprano Sax models represent one of the best offerings coming on the market! Based out of San Antonio, Texas, they have specialized in offering these types of values to everyone. The Antigua soprano sax is 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!
Antigua Soprano Sax – 3286 Model Closeout!
The Antigua soprano sax has been available in 3 model configurations since their inception in the early 2000’s. These models were all derived from a copy of the Yanagisawa S991 (dual neck, high G). The 3286 model was the identical design but simply made without the high G key, instead opting for a dual neck, high F# setup. This 3286 setup gave what we felt was the perfect blend of value and performance for the consumer.
Unfortunately, Antigua has decided to stop offering the 3286 Antigua Soprano Sax. So as a result, we are lowering the price to a closeout level giving you an even better value! The supply on these models is limited.
Choosing a Soprano Sax
Soprano Saxophones are very misunderstood instruments. They are commonly considered more difficult to play than an alto or tenor saxophone. In reality, the problem with soprano saxophone has more to do with how they are played rather than the soprano sax itself. Plainly put, you cannot play a soprano sax the same way you would an alto sax as they are not the same instrument! Dave Kessler wrote an article about this very issue and details:
- 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.
Every Antigua Soprano Sax that we send out to a customer is not released from us unless it has been completely setup in our shop first. This is because the setup of a soprano is of the utmost importance! Sometimes, a sax (regardless of who the manufacturer or the price point is) comes in needing 20 minutes of adjustments and then the very next one can require 2 hours!
This is why we perform our setup (in our www.SaxophoneRepairs.com Official Selmer Paris ProShop) on your Antigua soprano sax before delivering it to you. You trust us with your purchase and we want to make sure that you are rewarded by giving you your new sax setup flawlessly!
Antigua Soprano Sax – 3286 Specifications
|Range||Low Bb to High F#|
|Neck Material||Yellow Brass (or Red Brass for 4290RLQ)|
|Body Material||Yellow Brass|
|Pads & Resonators||PISONI pads & metal resonators|
|Bell Decoration||Hand engraved|