Step 1: How to put together an alto saxophone
You put the instrument together by attaching the wide part of the neck and inserting it into the smaller hole in the main body at the top and screw the neck screw hand tight. Second, the reed must be attached to the mouthpiece via a ligature, which is the circular metal or strap piece, by placing the thicker flat section reed on the flat part of the mouthpiece and lining up the thinner tip of the reed with the tip of the mouthpiece. Use the ligature to hand tighten the two pieces together. Once you have put together the mouthpiece and the reed into one part, attach the entire mouthpiece to the neck. The hole in the mouthpiece should be able to fit to the corked side of the neck easily. If it is hard to get on, use some cork grease as a lubricant. After you attach the neck strap to the saxophone and yourself, you have a put together saxophone, but this is only half the battle.