Jean Baptiste JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit

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4.5

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A brand new model from Jean Baptiste, these student saxophones have a tone and playability unmatched by other horns in their price range.

The 290 features a newly redesigned neck for enhanced projection and improved intonation. The new neck makes the 290 more free-blowing and responsive so beginners will have less difficulty getting notes out, and spend more time enjoying the instrument. These saxophones sport metal resonators, stainless steel springs, a lacquer finish, and a high F# key. Featuring single post construction and made from yellow brass, they are lightweight and very durable. Includes lightweight padded case and mouthpiece!

Features:
  • Newly redesigned neck
  • Yellow brass body
  • Single post construction
  • Blued steel springs, metal resonators, high F# key
  • Lacquer finish
  • Lightweight case and mouthpiece included

Get your Jean Baptiste JB290AL 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:

  • Alto Saxophone
  • Padded Case
  • Mouthpiece
Case/Bag Included Yes
Series Alto Saxophone
Model JB290AL

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Jean BaptisteJB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

100%

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5.0

Outstanding Student Saxophone

By 

from Huntington, NY

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • Intonation
  • Playability
  • Tone
  • value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • band
    • Marching Band
    • Orchestra
    • Solo Performance

    Comments about Jean Baptiste JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit:

    The Jean Baptiste 290AL is the beginning of a new era for the JB brand. Rivaling the mighty Yamaha AS26, the JB290AL is an affordable alternative, without sacrificing quality or sound. Perfect for the beginning player or as a secondary horn for the pro. This is a reliable and easy to play alto sax.

     
    4.0

    Great Sax

    By 

    from Indianapolis IN

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy action
    • Great tone
    • Quality build

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Gigs
    • Student

    Comments about Jean Baptiste JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit:

    Great entry level horn. Keys are solid and the tone is great too. A really good option for the student, or even someone who needs a spare horn around the house.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Thumbs Up

    By 

    from Las Vegas, NV

    Staff Reviewer

    Comments about Jean Baptiste JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit:

    Nice, clean sound. great for beginners. well made.

     
    4.0

    Great Sax!

    By 

    from Indianapolis, IN

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Affordable
    • Smooth Keys
    • Sound
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Beginner
      • Intermediate
      • Practice
      • School

      Comments about Jean Baptiste JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit:

      The Jean Baptiste 290 alto sax is an awesome saxophone. I love the fact that it is not super expensive while, actually having a pretty good sound. I would recommend this to not only beginners, but also to intermediate players. The 290 has been upgraded with the new neck that offers better overall tuning and a high F# key. It also comes with a very nice case and strap to match. Anyone would be happy to own this sax!

      I am staff reviewer for Sam Ash Music

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      • No
       
      5.0

      new model!

      By 

      from Ontario

      Staff Reviewer

      Pros

      • Affordable
      • Good Tone
      • Nice case and accessories

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Beginners
        • School students

        Comments about Jean Baptiste JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit:

        The 290 series has an upgraded neck that vastly improves tune-up over previous models. Gold on gold lacquer, an F# key (not often found on altos in this pricepoint, but so important!), nice lightweight and durable case, mouthpiece, ligature, neckstrap, reeds, cork grease and cleaning cloth are all included.

        So, if you're just interested in starting to play the saxophone, or you are a student starting your journey of playing in school bands, this is the most feature packed, great looking, great sounding, affordable alto sax out today. Come on in and we'll let you try it for yourself!!

        **This is a hands-on product review from Justin
        @ Sam Ash, Ontario

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        5.0

        Love the Sound of this Sax

        By 

        from Phoenix, AZ

        Staff Reviewer

        Comments about Jean Baptiste JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit:

        The Jean Baptiste JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit is a warm sounding saxophone. For the student it is easy to get used to and learn good habits while playing. The keys are easy to handle and it isn't so heavy as to make you tired while practicing for any length of time. You should come down and give it a try. I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I did. This is a real hands on review by Rick @ Sam Ash, Phoenix

         
        5.0

        Great beginner horn

        By 

        from Canoga Park, CA

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              Comments about Jean Baptiste JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit:

              This is by far our most popular first alto horn. It sounds great. It's really versatile, and it's a really good value for the money.

              This is a real hands-on product review from Josh @ Sam Ash Canoga Park, CA.

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              4.0

              Sweet Sax

              By 

              from KOP

              Staff Reviewer

              Comments about Jean Baptiste JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit:

              Great product. Easy to use, easy to setup. Great sound. Nice functionality. Great deal for the price. Lots of fun.
              "This is a real hands on product review from Dave @ Sam Ash KOP"

               
              5.0

              A good playing, great value instrument.

              By 

              from Dallas

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy Blowing
              • value

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Beginner to intermediate

                Comments about Jean Baptiste JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit:

                This is a great playing sax. The new neck has improved the tuning up and down the scale of the instrument. A bargain sax for a beginner.
                This is a real hands-on product review from Carl @ Sam Ash Dallas

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                JB's Best for Students

                By 

                from Cleveland, OH

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Finish
                • Quality
                • Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Beginner
                  • Practice

                  Comments about Jean Baptiste JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit:

                  JB saxophones are already known for quality and sound, but this new series of student intruments bring it to a new level. The newly designed neck makes playability easier for the starter, and the horn as a whole is put together to make learning this instrument easy and fun. With a beautiful finish and superior keys and pads, this is a starter Saxophone for someone in love with the instrument.

                  This is a hands-on review by Blake @ Sam Ash Cleveland

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                  JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit

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