Series VIII

Soprano - Alto - Tenor - Baritone

An Introduction

The Hanson Series VIII are superbly capable and reliable Professional Saxophones.   Whether this is your first stop in a journey through the World of professional level Saxes or if you are looking to upgrade your trusty but tired ‘Yammy 62’ this is the sax for you. 

Superb quality manufacture.  5 years unlimited warranty.  5 years free servicing,  The Series VIII strikes a fine balance between comfortable playability and excellent versatility.  A great gigging horn that’s ready to be worked hard and stand the test of time.

Price Range

Starting at £1,400


For more than a decade the Hanson ‘8’ was our best selling line of saxophones.   Thanks to its high end performance and solid construction it has been a firm favourite with professional and aspiring players.

Updated and improved the ‘8’ has become the ‘Series VIII’ and stands alongside the best in the World as a true professional model, expertly made and with quality that will stand up to being gigged hard.

Our special thin wall design produces superior resonance with clearer, cleaner response throughout the entire range.

See it in action with Kim Nishikawara here.




Deep Gold Lacquer

‘Vintage’ Satin lacquer

Hand Rubbed Raw Brass with Deep Gold Lacquered Keys (optional)

Black Body and Silver Plated Keys




Fully Acoustically Annealed Body, Bell and Neck

A special heat treatment known as annealing is applied to body, bell and neck.  Improved response, resonance, tone and projection. 


Premium Italian Pads

Our premium Italian pads are set to perfection using traditional shellac, ensuring there is a crisp ‘pop’ right down the sax and the lower notes are allowed to sing out.


self-adjusting spring-loaded screws and bearings

You’ll feel this difference in the rapid key action and you’ll love the reduced maintenance.  Our keywork is faster, smoother, quieter AND lasts longer.

Stronger by Design

Hanson Saxophones are built to last a lifetime or more.  The manufacturing techinques used actually make our saxophones stronger and stay in adjustment longer than other leading brands.

Genuine Mother of Pearl Touch Pieces

Genuine Mother of Pearl touch pieces feel amazing under the fingers and add that extra touch of refinement to the playing experience.

Beautiful Hand Engraving

We like to be sure that anyone playing our Saxophone will be happy to show it off, that’s why we go the extra mile with beautiful hand engraving on every Hanson Saxophone.

Adjustable thumb hook

All our Saxophones feature a fully adjustable thumb hook, which ensures optimum hand position and ultimate comfort while playing.


The Famous Hanson 5 Year Warranty

As standard with all our Hanson Saxophones, you will get 5 years warranty and 5 years free annual servicing.


100% Part Exchange on upgrades

When you upgrade your saxophone with us you will receive an aloowance of 100% of the original purchase price.   This keeps your investment safe as you will not be losing any money when it comes time to upgrade.  This offer is subjetc to terms and conditions: for example your saxophone must be in reaosnable conditioon and have been properly looked after. 

Customers have commented that this sounds too good to be true – how can it be poossible?  The answer is simple: we make great instruments that last and hold their value well.  We look after our customers and once you’ve had a Hanson saxophone your unlikely to ever want to change to another brand.



body material: Yellow Brass

bell material: Yellow Brass

neck material: Yellow Brass

Pads: high quality italian pads

Weight: Soprano – 1,300g / Alto – 2,455g / Tenor – 3,230g

Touchpieces: Genuine polynesian Dark Mother of Pearl

mouthpiece: Hanson 4C

Case: High Quality Shaped Case (Baritone includes Jakob Winter wheeled case)

other accessories: ligature, cap, reeds and neck strap

High F# Key: Yes



First comes the body tube and the bell



Then we pull the toneholes



Next, we attach the posts to the body of the Saxophone and join the bell and body tube together



Then we begin to add the keywork to the Saxophone



With a few final touches, set-ups and and some finishing – we have a Saxophone!




Come and See us

Visitors are welcome to our workshop and showroom but please do help us to help you by making an appointment.

Make an appointment online or by telephone. 

Weekdays -  09:00-17:30
Saturday - 10:00-16:00
Sunday - Time for Practise - a few bars may need checking out! 

Got a question?



Hanson Musical Instruments
West Yorkshire