Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone

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4.7

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Complete Alto Sax outfit with padded case and mouthpiece!

This improved student alto saxophone will be sure to satisfy the needs and requirements of any educator or band director, while giving the student player an outstanding playing experience.

Features: 
  • Key of Eb
  • High F# and front F keys
  • Articulated G#
  • C# adjustment screw
  • Single post construction
  • Thumb rest, adjustable key felts, metal resonators, stainless steel springs
  • Lacquer finish

Includes mouthpiece, strap, swab and deluxe padded lightweight case with backpack straps.

Get your Jean Baptiste 286AL Alto Saxophone today at the guaranteed lowest price from Sam Ash Direct with our 45-day return and 60-day price protection policy!

Things You Will Get:

  • Saxophone
  • Mouthpiece
  • Strap
  • Swab
  • Padded Case
Other Features Key of Eb
High F# and front F keys
Articulated G#
C# adjustment screw
Model JBAL286

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Jean Baptiste286AL Student Alto Saxophone
 
4.7

(based on 15 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to play (14)
  • Quality craftsmanship (9)
  • Consistent (8)
  • Good audio (8)
  • Warm tone (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • School bands (15)
    • Accompaniment (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (8), Experienced (4)

    Reviewed by 15 customers

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    4.0

    Great for Students!

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    from Cincinnati, OH

    About Me Professional Musician

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    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Quality Craftsmanship
    • Rich Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jazz Clubs
      • School Bands
      • Symphonies

      Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

      It comes with everything you need o get started, including a high f# key! The action is pretty consistent Teachers and pros have tried this out and been very pleased at the quality. Defiantly a must have for students!

      I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

       
      5.0

      Perfect Student Alto!

      By 

      from Ontario, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Accessories Included
      • Consistent
      • Easy To Play
      • Quality Craftsmanship
      • Rich Sound
      • Warm Tone

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • School Bands

        Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

        One of the best student alto saxaphones on the market. This is an alto your student can grow into. It is also the only alto on the market that has an F# for the price. Most saxaphones that have an F# key are well over double the price! This is gold lacquer sax with gold lacquer keys not available on most student model saxaphones. Numerous features this sax contains are typically only offered on intermediate or pro horns which should go without saying, are a lot more expensive.

        Do yourself or your student a favor and get them an instrument that will keep up with them for years to come. This thing plays smooth, has great action, warm tone, and will keep you or the student engaged for years. Additional, higher grade mouthpieces can be added to further improve the sound and playability of this instrument. A great instrument is something you can build upon and what better way to learn?

        Come on down, we'll get a mouthpiece and neckstrap out for you, show you how it works and we'll let you see for yourself how great this thing is.

        We have established strong relationships with local middle and high schools and love to support students and help keep music in schools.

        *I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

         
        4.0

        Excellent Beginning Band Saxophone

        By 

        from Buena Park, CA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Play

        Cons

        • Requires Adjustment Often

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • School Bands

        Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

        I am a professional musician and music educator out of the Long Beach area and have recently come across the Jean Baptiste 286 student alto saxophone. Despite my initial skepticism, I was very surprised to find that these instruments are not only affordable but also very reputable with beginning band musicians. They provide students with an easy way to get excited about their new instrument. The instrument is very easy blowing and is built to help young students learn more easily. The new instruments even come with a case, mouthpiece, beginning reed, ligature, neck strap, and cork grease - everything you need to start playing the saxophone. Now to comment on the store, every Sam Ash I have been to has been so understanding and patient with student musicians. They've even offered to walk the beginning students through how to set up their saxophone.

        Overall, the instrument is great for an entry level student that is eager to learn and practice their instrument! I highly recommend this instrument as a first instrument!

         
        5.0

        The perfect horn for a beginner!

        By 

        from Charlotte, NC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Play
        • Quality Craftsmanship

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • School Bands

          Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

          This saxophone is the perfect choice for the beginning player! It's easy to play, provides a nice tone, and has great action! It even has a high F# key! Plus it comes with everything you need to get started; a case, mouthpiece, and some cleaning supplies.

          When I started playing 10 years ago, my first instrument was a Jean Baptiste. It's lasted since then, and I haven't had to have much work done on it at all! Not even a re-pad! The quality of these instruments is astounding, and I would highly recommend them to any player starting off!

          Many saxophones, even starter saxes can cost $1,000+, but why invest that much when you can get the same quality, and longevity out of this Jean Baptiste? This is a deal you just can't beat!

          I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

           
          5.0

          This should be your first sax!!!

          By 

          from Queens, NY

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Play
          • Price
          • Quality Craftsmanship
          • Rich Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • School Bands

            Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

            If you are afraid of breaking the bank but really want to start playing sax, this is the sax for you. This sax has a rich tone and very good action throughout. It also comes with everything you need to get started playing minus the air supply! If you are a student or haven't picked up a sax in years, this is your sax. It even has the high F# key! Teachers and pros have tried this sax and been very pleased in the sound and craftsmanship.

            I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

             
            5.0

            This should be your first sax!!!

            By 

            from Queens, NY

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Easy To Play
            • Price
            • Quality Craftsmanship
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • School Bands

              Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

              Looking to start playing saxophone and afraid of investing $1000's of dollars? This saxophone will ease your mind and wallet. It comes with everything you need o get started, including a high f# key! The action is pretty consistent throughout helping young hands get used to the fingering. Teachers and pros have tried this out and been very pleased at the quality.

              I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

               
              4.0

              A Student Sax!

              By 

              from Ontario Mills, CA Store 41

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Consistent
              • Easy To Play
              • Rich Sound
              • Warm Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • School Bands
                • Small Venues

                Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

                Well band season is starting up again and I've seen countless parents come in looking to pick something up for their kids that isn't too pricey but realize music can be expensive. Especially brass and orchestral instruments!

                But here we have Jean Baptiste, our house brand that we made a little more economical, but still with that student-quality production and sound so they can get their technique down and grow along with their instrument. This one specifically has smooth valves and responsive pads, as well as all the accessories you'll need to have a pleasurable learning experience and school semester. Even comes with a nice case perfect for travel!

                I'm a trusted Staff Reviewer here at Sam Ash Music:)

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Perfect for the beginning player!

                By 

                from Philadelphia, PA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Play
                • Price
                • Quality Craftsmanship
                • Warm Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Accompaniment
                  • School Bands

                  Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

                  If you're looking for an alto saxophone at a great price and value, the 286 model is perfect. From the absolute beginner to someone who is picking up the instrument for the first time in years, you can't go wrong. Includes everything you need to get started. Local woodwind technicians and teachers highly recommend this sax.

                  I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Great Student Alto Saxophone!

                  By 

                  from Paramus, NJ

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                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Play
                  • Rich Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Any Beginning Player
                    • School Bands

                    Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

                    The Jean Baptiste 286 Student Alto Saxophone is a great option for any beginning saxophone player. It features beveled finger buttons, which makes playing this alto saxophone much more comfortable. This saxophone also features a high F# key, essential for any player. This a lacquered finished horn with stainless steel springs and metal resonators, which helps balance the sound and gives this saxophone a nice, rich tone. This saxophone also comes with a deluxe padded case (with backpack straps), fit with different holding compartments, cork grease, cleaning swab, a mouthpiece with a ligature, and 2 Rico reeds. This is a great bargain for any beginning saxophone player!
                    - I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Awesome Student Sax!

                    By 

                    from Charlotte, NC

                    About Me Experienced

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Play

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • School Bands

                      Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

                      This is a wonderful upgraded student and beginner level alto saxophone and benefits the artist in multiple specifications. With multiple higher level features such as the high F# key and gold lacquer the low price is phenomenal. Also included are the mouthpiece, ligature, mouthpiece cap, neck strap, cleaning swab, and case. I have been in contact with multiple band directors and they all recommend his particular brand for their students when looking for a great instrument for a reasonable price. The case also includes backpack straps to ease travel.
                      I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

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