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    derek smith
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    How do you know what model you are looking at? For example how do you tell a tenor from a alto?

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    john
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    Hi Derek, it's very easy to tell them apart;
    the alto is smaller with a sloped, shorter neck. The tenor is larger and the neck has a curve in it.
    Here is a pic of the sax family:
    https://howtoplaysaxophone.org/sax-history-part-1

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