Very pleased great quality
Everything very well made.Great look and feel to a first-class instrument.Could not find any cork grease but Vaseline does the job.Wonderful sounding lower notes,full of emotion.Cannot believe it only cost £210.A great instrument for beginners!JB,Notts,UK.
This is my first Ato sax, and it was love at first sight. The Antique Red finish is exquisite. The sounds it delivers are full rich, particularly in the lower register. The keys respond well, there are no sticky or leaky keys. It is a well made instrument which comes complete with all the accessories needed to play and look after the instrument (except for the cork gresse) .Included is a number of cane reeds and one synthetic reed, a neck strap, gloves and cleaning clothes. A very useful little Sax stand, which does not fit in the durable case in which everything else fits nicely.
I would definitely recommend this instrument to anyone wishing to discover the joys of learning to play the saxophone... A great purchase, thank you Donner!!
All in all Donner have been great admittedly I was not very happy with the eBay side of the business but via the website they have been great.
Great products at great prices.
Good package although there does not seem to be any cork grease provided.
Nice product with good service delivery.
Nice saxophone. Great looking. A couple of keys are quite stiff. Had some trouble with G flat and low B flat notes. Nice sound though.
Just at learning So perfect
Excellent customer service from order to delivery. I was kept updated throughout the process by email and the delivery time was super quick.
Good saxophone good tone, great for beginners everything you need to start off is in the package
The instrument is well made and sounds good. the extras are good, I was missing the cork grease but the value of the pack was still great.
bought this as a present for my wife - who is a total beginner
she loves it so much - spends more time with the Sax than me - result - lol :-)
Delivered on time.
Really enjoying learning. Had my first lesson.
Very great fun.
I contacted Donner music regarding a problem with my new saxophone.I recieved a new sax within days.Very good communication and helpful advice.Very happy with my expierience.
I am an absolute beginner..so looking forward to each week learning this beautiful instrument
amazing deal on this, very sturdy, well built, comes with everything you need to start, great sound, super loud projection, get a good mouth piece and your in biz
Bought this beautiful instrument for my husband, he was very impressed by the sound and look.
Everything a beginner needs to get started and the saxophone is just awesome. I am replacing the mouthpiece with a yamaha 4C. Get a book, or two, and watch youtube videos.
for what you pay .... very good value and quality
Great instrument - especially for the price!
I am giving a novice rating because I really don't know anything about sax. It appears to be constructed well and plays very smoothly. Aside from that I do not know enough about Sax to rate it credibly.
I love my new saxophone made by eastor!!!! Sounds great played right out of the box. Great beginner instrument and the price is fair. My only complaint I purchased the antique bronze colored one and I fell the engraving of the name EASTOR should be bigger and more noticeable. If the company was willing to make me one with a larger engraving I would gladly swap! I’m proud of my horn and EASTOR should be also!!!!
I wasn’t expecting anything more than just a basic beginner instrument.. It’s well beyond that, nearly every note is in tune according to the Peterson strobe, the action is great, and it looks really nice… It’s definitely a buy if you are looking to learn the sax and not break the bank, I wouldn’t hesitate to gig with it… You’ll probably want to upgrade the strap and mouthpiece at some point, what comes with it is fine though… I use the Legeir synthetic reeds 3.0 American cut with a Yamaha mouthpiece and Rovner ligature, about ￡80 for all and it made it an amazing instrument for the price…
Kids loved it but mentioned a few things in craftsmen-ship can’t honestly remember what they were but most definitely a great product for beginners
My High school student uses it for Jazz Band and loves it.
Nice for beginners.
Solo un poco estrecho del cuerpo.osea yo encontré que podía ser más ancho el cuerpo y la campana pero todo bien
The craftsmanship is extremely high quality. Definitely worth the money.
There was a missing key botton. However, it is a very good instrument for begginers and the sound quality surprised my music teacher, plus it was only ￡300.
This Alto Saxophone is perfect for the beginner user. Sound quality, craftsmanship, and overall good balance with key action. The only things I did change were the mouthpiece, the ligature, and the neck strap. These items were designed on the cheap end. My father purchased me a Selmer S80 mouthpiece and I purchased a Vandoren ligature. They fit and bring out a great sound. And the Adorence premium neck strap is a very comfortable fit that is easy on the neck.
This sax rocks. I am surprised at the price, so are other sax players I know. Easy to play up and down. I saw some reviews that say they had to bend the valves open because they were stuck closed. For shipping, Eastar places small pieces of cork to hold the keys closed. Take these out! Duh!. You will love this Sax.
Very surprised how much value I received with this package deal! You get everything you need to start and then more. The swabs and cleaning cloths are excellent! The saxophone stand is very generous. The case is on par with many of the soft cases I’ve seen over the years; I really like the plastic cutout for the mouthpiece. The unbranded reeds are decent enough, but what really surprised me was the synthetic reed it came with; great quality and ideal for a beginner as I notice new students tend to mishandle the wooden reeds in the beginning. Last but not least, the saxophone.. I ordered the red bronze finish and I am absolutely in love! The craftsmanship is excellent! On top of looking gorgeous, this saxophone plays so well I was blown away! Sound quality is superb! Overall I am very impressed with this deal. Eastar did a great job with this instrument. Highly recommend for beginners. Just like with any instrument you buy, check all the keys and give it a good play through as soon as you get it. I was fortunate enough to receive a nearly flawless model, but like all things you buy online other results may vary.
Was pleasantly surprised. The sound was decent, and, it makes a great addition to my other horns
We have the red bronze horn and it looks as gorgeous as it sounds. My son damaged one of the parts and customer service from the seller was amazing. Buy with confidence.
Well made saxophone for the price. I'm very happy with the sound and quality of this instrument. Great for the beginner on a budget.
CHING LOK P.
As a beginner, Donner provide the most suitable and valuable musical tools for me.
Bought as a gift, absolutely love it, beautiful engravings, lovely sound, stand/case & all the extras are excellent quality! Dispatched within a day, excellent website.
Just starting to learn …so watch this space as they say
Amazing to student practice, my son and me very happy .
They put these safety tabs to prevent the notes from moving there are a lot of them make sure you remove them before playing, The sax for the price is ok, Defiantly for a beginner to learn and have fun with, Comes with everything you will need to start out. The quality sounds like it should.
It was ready and shipped really fast. Bought it for my son for band. Came with everything he needed including a stand as well.
c'est cool ,trop jolie l’aspect ,je l’achète pour mon fils pour son anniversaire il est trop contente de l'avoir ,il y a deux ans qu'il suivre aux cours de batterie ,et maintenant il s'intéresse aussi au saxophone ,l’année prochaine il veut s'inscrire au cours de saxophone ,ça sera très bien de lui faire connaître un peut,ce produit est très bien veux qualité prix
The delivery was fast and on time with the items described and much more. From the beautiful saxophone case to the stand to the wonderful instrument itself, I could not have been more pleased. As a long-time player, I realized that the quality was much higher than what I have been accustomed to. With amazing tone quality and range, this will be a purchase I won’t forget and I highly recommend it!
Juan A. Martinez
I just got this saxophone in the mail today. The sound achieved by the sax was actually way better than I expected. I used to play in middle school and high school and it literally has been 20 years since I haven't touched a sax, this is the perfect fit for someone who is ready to jump back in without having to drain your wallet. The package was a lil beat up from shipping you know those brutes at FedEx throw it harder if it says fragile. However the sax inside that super nicely packed case was unharmed, it came with everything advertised. Yes it's cheap items it's not high end gloves, reeds, mouth piece, or cleaning cloths however for starting with nothing this is all you need in one package. The synthetic reed that comes with don't throw it away like I did lol! It looked weird like a mock up reed it's very plain and black however it gives a full sound I'd say it's a better reed than the cane one's that come with the sax. I will suggest dropping a lil more cash and investing in your own 4C Yamaha mouth piece and some decent cane reeds depending on your level choose the right size I like 2.0 and 2.5 but beginners like young adults should probably start at 1.0, or 1.5. Always try cane reeds first before buying a synthetic one like Légiére reeds because those are 30 dollars per reed so you wanna make sure you have the right size before you blow your cash on it. From what I know Legiere will replace 1 reed per year if yours breaks or is the wrong size. Anyway back to the sax. The pads are very good for the price and the finish is beautiful with very nice craftsmanship. The mouth piece and the neck fit perfectly. Non of the keys stick. It also comes with a free sax stand usually those run for 30 bucks a pop. Not the greatest quality on the stand but padding is good and sturdiness is great it's made of a strong aluminum not bendable easily, and it's incredibly light weight. Frankly I'm amazed and I from now on may become an Eastar fan. The quality plus price cannot be beat. The sound is good enough for beginners and intermediates if you are an expert obviously I do not recommend this sax as the sound is not as warm as other saxophones out there. Would I recommend this product to beginners and intermediates? Absolutely.
Got this for may daughter in 5th Grade Band. She has been playing flute, and wanted to try something new - she is absolutely delighted with this instrument. Nice looking, plays well, excellent set-up out of the box. Her band teacher was quite happy with the overall quality and performance of this saxophone.
Word of Advice - buy some extra reeds! The reeds that came with it were fine, but I had not realized that the reeds are so fragile, that even in a box of NEW reeds - 3 out of 10 are usually 'duds'. If you are new to instruments like this, having a dud/difficult reed is very frustrating - especially if you aren't aware that not all of them are 'perfect'. The last thing you want is to get a new sax, and have difficulty playing because your reeds are wearing out.