Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone

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4.8

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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
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to play (7)
  • Consistent (3)
  • Good audio (3)
  • Quality craftsmanship (3)

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    • School bands (7)
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    4.0

    Great Student Alto Saxophone!

    By 

    from Paramus, NJ

    About Me Experienced

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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.

       
      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.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Budget friendly!!

        By 

        from Roswell, GA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Play

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • School Bands

          Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

          I am a teacher in the Atlanta area and recently stumbled upon this brand at the Atlanta Sam Ash. I have so many parents that can't afford to buy a nice new Yamaha (which I perfer). Instead, they end up buying a no name off the internet or something from a pawn shop/craigslist that is total junk and they don't know better. They come in needing more work then they are worth and no repair technician will even touch these no name "ebay specials" as I like to call them.
          I had the opportunity to actually play test this horn and for the money they are great!! They are very responsive, good action and pretty free blowing. I was shocked! If one can't afford a good Yamaha then this is your best option for the money. What a bargain!!!

          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          AMAZING

          By 

          from Fairfax, VA

          About Me Child

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • School Bands

            Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

            This intrument is absolutly AMAZING!
            I've had it for three years and its moved across the U.S with me.

            Still play it, still love it.

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Good Alto

            By 

            from Hillsborugh NJ

            About Me Child

            Pros

            • Easy To Play

            Cons

            • Flat Sound

            Best Uses

            • School Bands

            Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

            It is so easy to play I love it! I like the big case!

            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Awsome

            By 

            from Florida

            About Me Novice

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Easy To Play
            • Great for my school band
            • Quality Craftsmanship

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Jazz Clubs
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

            Great

            (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            JEAN BAPTISE IS ONE HELL OF A SAX

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            from Miami, FL

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • School Bands

              Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

              I have used this Sax for 5 years and it is brilliant. EASY TO USE, SOUNDS GREAT, and its wonderful! It is a great Sax for beginners and for intermediate players!

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              286AL Student Alto Saxophone

              This instrument is backed by a one-year manufacturer’s warranty on parts and labor.

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