Rich in features typically found on professional models, the 400 Series is the first line of student saxophones to not only help the student get started playing music, but to prepare the student to advance to a step-up or professional model when he or she is ready. The full rib design of the 400 Series makes for a deep rich tone and provides a bit of resistance to help the student develop proper embouchure and breath-support. The double-bracing on the lower keys helps protect the keys from getting bent and helps ensure a proper seal from the pad every time. The 400 Series saxophones feature a rose brass neck for great sound. The angled key-stack for the left hand pinky allows an easier reach for the student.