Band Instrument Buyer's Guide

Looking for a band instrument but confused by all the choices? You are in the right place. Here you’ll find reviews and comparisons of the best student, intermediate and professional band instruments. Our buying guides will help you find the instrument that best fits your needs and budget.

How to Select the Best Instrument

The choice of instruments available today is a bit mind boggling! Whether you are a parent like me trying to find a quality yet affordable instrument for your budding musician, or an advanced player looking for a step-up or a pro-level instrument, we all face the same problem.  How to narrow down the choices! We've combed the depths of the internet and picked the brains of the experts to find the best brass and woodwind instruments based on overall quality and price.  Select one of our buying guides below to get started!

clarinet buyer's guide


A guide to buying clarinets including Soprano (A / B flat), E Flat, Alto and Bass Clarinets.

flute buyer's guide


A guide to buying flutes including Concert (Soprano), Alto and Bass Flutes.

piccolo buyer's guide


A guide to buying piccolos including plastic, metal and wood piccolos.

saxophone buyer's guide


A guide to buying saxophones including Alto, Tenor, Soprano and Baritone Saxophones.

Need Help Finding An Instrument?

Still not sure which instrument is best for you, your student or child? We're here to help.