For the young or novice player, this Alto Saxophone is designed with comfort and ease in mind. It features sturdy construction with a bell brace, bracing on the underside of the neck, and nice, strong palm rest. This alto sax offers a beautiful lacquer finish and detailed engravings on the bell. It has responsive play-ability, making it easy to play like a more expensive instrument would. It is ideal for a beginner learning how to form notes and practice intonation. This saxophone is set up properly with the keywork, pads, and adjustments all working together making it easy to create a big, consistent tone. The Student Alto Saxophone comes with a case, mouthpiece, and ligature making it a perfect starter kit for the beginning saxophone player.