Jean Baptiste 686TL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone Outfit (Assorted Finishes)

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4.3

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Complete Step-Up Tenor Sax outfit with padded case and mouthpiece!

Jean Baptiste's 686TL is a remarkably sturdy yet gracefully playing student tenor sax. The 686TL features a new neck design for improved intonation, redesigned key support arms and height adjustment screws, and it is outfitted with leather pads and metal resonators giving this horn a full sound with great projection. Also, an improved low C response affords the player that extra kick in the low end.

Designed with the growing student in mind, an adjustable metal thumb rest allows this horn to grow with the player and remain in an ergonomically correct position for comfort and technique. The high F# key gives this horn the full range that many student instruments lack, while stainless steel springs provide quick responsive action for reliable articulation.

Outfit includes a deluxe lightweight, hard foam case, a neck strap, and a mouthpiece, providing everything a player needs to start practicing right away.

Get your Jean Baptiste 686TL Tenor 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:

  • Tenor Sax
  • Case
  • Mouthpice
  • Strap
  • Swab
Series Tenor Saxophone
Other Features Key of Bb
Leather pads
Metal resonators
Deluxe Engraving
High F# Key
Model JB686T

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Jean Baptiste686TL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone Outfit (Assorted Finishes)
 
4.3

(based on 16 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Cons

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5.0

Great Affordable Sax

By 

from White plains

Staff Reviewer

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        Comments about Jean Baptiste 686TL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone Outfit (Assorted Finishes):

        Great Sax to have for the rest of your life . Easy to play and has solid key action. It plays pretty well through all ranges too! Perfect sax for anyone looking to learn the instrument.
        This is a real hands on product review from Fernando@ Sam Ash White Plains

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        5.0

        Tenor Saxophone With F#

        By 

        from White Plains

        Staff Reviewer

        Comments about Jean Baptiste 686TL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone Outfit (Assorted Finishes):

        This is a good sounding mid level Tenor Saxophone that has an F# giving it an extra fullness.

        It cones in 3 different finishes Gold Lacquer, Vintage Dark Lacquer, & Black Nickel Plated.

         
        4.0

        Not bad under $1500

        By 

        from Buffalo Grove, IL

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • value

        Cons

        • Requires Proper Setup

        Best Uses

        • Student

        Comments about Jean Baptiste 686TL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone Outfit (Assorted Finishes):

        It's hard to find a NEW tenor under $1500 that isn't ripe with problems. I have played these at the store and have actually performed multiple paying gigs with them. Good tone. Reactive keys. Responsive horn.

        NOTE! NO NEW INSTRUMENT SHOULD BE EVALUATED WITHOUT A PROPER SETUP! DEMAND A REGULATE/ADJUSTMENT.

        This is a real hands on review from Topher Browne @ Sam Ash Music Buffalo Grove

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        • No
         
        4.0

        JB686TL

        By 

        from Westminster, CA

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy Response
        • Great Value
        • Longevity
        • Nice sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Jean Baptiste 686TL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone Outfit (Assorted Finishes):

            This is a great value step-up horn for advancing students. It has a balanced and pleasant tone throughout all registers and has a reliable intonation scale. Of all the instruments in Jean Baptiste's line, the saxes seem to be the most dependable and have the most consistent craftsmanship as well. This horn has many of the same features as the YAS-26 and the Selmer Prelude for a more attractive price, so any student looking for a good tenor should definitely consider the 686. Get it in black, that's the sharpest finish of the three in my opinion.

            This is a real hands on product review from Sean @ Sam Ash Westminster.

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            • No
             
            4.0

            Perfect Beginning Tenor Sax!

            By 

            from Paramus, NJ

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Great Learning Sax

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Jean Baptiste 686TL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone Outfit (Assorted Finishes):

                For a beginner sax the 686TL is easy to play and has solid key action. It plays pretty well through all ranges too! Perfect sax for anyone looking to learn the instrument.

                This is a real hands on product review by Zach at Sam Ash Paramus.

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                4.0

                Great student tenor

                By 

                from Lombard, IL

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy to play
                • Good Tone

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practice
                  • School Band

                  Comments about Jean Baptiste 686TL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone Outfit (Assorted Finishes):

                  This is a great option for a student tenor sax. It's very affordable and offers many quality features. The keys have good action and have upgraded pads for better tone. The improved neck allows for good intonation and easy playing. This instrument keeps the beginner in mind and comes as a full outfit with a lightweight case, mouthpiece, strap, and swab.

                  This is a real hands on review from Max @ Sam Ash Lombard

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                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Great horn!

                  By 

                  from sam ash nyc

                  Staff Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Looks Shiney
                  • Nice sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Live
                    • Studio

                    Comments about Jean Baptiste 686TL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone Outfit (Assorted Finishes):

                    This is a great horn at a very good value! I would recommend this to a friend.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Great Sax For a Beginner

                    By 

                    from Cleveland, OH

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • High F Sharp Key
                    • Improved Intonation
                    • Very nice case

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Concert Band
                      • Jazz Ensemble
                      • Student Lessons

                      Comments about Jean Baptiste 686TL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone Outfit (Assorted Finishes):

                      This tenor is great for any student or intermediate player. With its improved intonation you will not have to work hard to play in tune. The fact that it features a high F# key is just icing on the cake, as this is a sought after feature that is absent on the majority of student horns.

                      This a real hands on product review from Nabil@ Sam Ash Lyndhurst

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                      5.0

                      Now with new and improved neck!

                      By 

                      from Cleveland, OH

                      Staff Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to play
                      • Good sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Learning
                        • Performances
                        • Practicing
                        • Recitals

                        Comments about Jean Baptiste 686TL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone Outfit (Assorted Finishes):

                        This is a great student tenor sax that delivers great quality without breaking the bank. It has metal resonators and leather pads for extra durability and longevity so you can enjoy your instrument for a long time. It has stainless steel springs all the way from the low C to the high F# key. And the newly redesigned neck provides better playability and intonation across the entire range of the sax. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to get started in the wonderful world of tenor sax!

                        This is a real hands on product review by Steve at Sam Ash Music in Lyndhurst, OH.

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                        4.0

                        Best bang for your buck.

                        By 

                        from Sam Ash Lee Road Orlando, Fl

                        Staff Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Action
                        • Look
                        • Tone

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Marching
                          • School

                          Comments about Jean Baptiste 686TL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone Outfit (Assorted Finishes):

                          This is a great horn for any player who is looking for a tenor saxophone to get into. The intonation is good and the action is superb. If you're looking to get into playing a tenor saxophone this is for you.

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