The Backpacker Sax

The Coolest Hardwood Saxophone On Earth*

*And the Other Planets Too . . . Mostly Because The Other Planets Don’t Have Trees


It starts as a forgotten piece of timber . . . often whatever the ice storms and twisters drop on my lawn.   I hollow and burn the sound chamber, sand enthusiastically inside and out, drill and tune the fingerholes, rub the wood with boiled linseed oil, and apply a light,  protective finish.

Add the copper plumbing fitting and a mouthpiece, and you’ve got one cool-sounding, great-looking, Backpacker  Sax. 

It plays one full octave, and with a bit of practice, sharps and flats are a breeze.  

The Backpacker Sax includes a new (still in box) 4C Alto Sax mouthpiece, cap, ligature, and Rico reed. 

Best of all . . . anyone can learn to play The Backpacker Sax. You need not be able to read music, and prior experience isn't required. Most people can blow simple tunes after just a couple days of practice.



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