Jean Baptiste JBFL284 Silver Plated Student Flute

JBFL284SX-P

Print page
Image for JBFL284 Silver Plated Student Flute from SamAsh
You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video.
  • Images (3)
Large View
  • Image for JBFL284 Silver Plated Student Flute from SamAsh Image for JBFL284 Silver Plated Student Flute from SamAsh

Recommended Accessories

MSRP: $499.99 $199.99 Save : $300.00 (60%)
Availability: In Stock

Buy Extended Service Plan ( What This? )

MSRP: $499.99 $199.99 Save : $300.00 (60%)
Add to Cart

Product Rating:

 
2.7

(8 reviews)

  • Description
  • Specifications
  • Reviews
  • Warranty
  • More Info

A reliable flute at a price comparable to school year rental fees!

Jean Baptiste's FL284S Flute provides outstanding value in an affordable student flute. This silver-plated closed-hole model features plateau keys, a C foot, and an engraved neckjoint. Includes a deluxe velour-lined case complete with carry strap, rod, and care kit.

Teachers recommend this flute because of:
  • The offset G
  • Plateau keys with a C-foot
  • Deluxe case with carry strap and pockets

Get your Jean Baptiste JBFL284S Flute 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:

  • Flute
  • Case
  • Carry Strap
  • Cleaning Rod
Model JBFL284S

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Jupiter536L Tenor Trombone (with F Attachment)
 
2.8

(based on 8 reviews)

38%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Warm tone (4)
  • Easy to play (3)

Cons

  • Requires adjustment often (7)
  • Poor quality (5)
  • Inconsistent (4)

Best Uses

  • School bands (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Novice (4)

Reviewed by 8 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-8

Back to top

 
1.0

No! No! No!

By 

from Moreno Valley, CA

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • None

Cons

  • Inconsistent
  • Poor Quality
  • Requires Adjustment Often

Best Uses

    Comments about Jupiter 536L Tenor Trombone (with F Attachment):

    This flute was bought for me in my beginning band year because my dad wanted to make sure i would stay in music.
    This flute requires countless adjustments and repairs. In the first year i had it it need countless repairs (luckily a my teacher would do them for free). By my 4 year of playing i had had it repaired by teachers about 10 times and took it to be repaired 1 time. repaying this flute will cost more than the flute it self. and i wasn't a often player of the flute because i switched to a different instrument my 3 year of music. I kept my flute dry and clean when i used it and when i didn't, like musicians are supposed to, but this one is horrible. Replacing the pads will cost more than the flute. Screws will start to fall out by the second year of playing it in a band class.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    great beginner flute

    By 

    from charlotte,nc

    About Me Novice

    Pros

    • Inexpensive
    • Plays Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • School Bands

      Comments about Jupiter 536L Tenor Trombone (with F Attachment):

      great for school band

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Ehh, it's OKAY.

      By 

      from Southern California

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Play
      • Good Key Placement
      • Warm Tone

      Cons

      • Doesn't Always Stay In Tu
      • Doesn't Stay In Tune
      • Inconsistent
      • Poor Quality
      • Requires Adjustment Often

      Best Uses

      • Marching Band
      • School Bands

      Comments about Jupiter 536L Tenor Trombone (with F Attachment):

      I've had this flute since 4th grade, and I'm currently a freshman in high school. I must say, I have put this flute through A LOT, between subjecting it to quite a few drops in 4th and 5th grade, to not very consistent cleaning in middle school, and now to marching band in high school. And it's lasted me this long, with pretty good sound. It was GREAT in elementary school, even my band director said so. However, in middle school, it started going down. I quit the band at school, because I really didn't like the director, and instead, switched to private lessons. My teacher said that the flute wasn't very good quality, and I was better off getting a higher end, brand name flute. However, I had decided that I was going to quit private lessons and join marching band when high school started anyways, so I ignored her suggestion. Boy, was I wrong. When I joined marching band, my flute was ALWAYS the one out of tune. It was always 20 sharp, so I began pulling the head joint out A LOT when I assembled my flute. It was still 20 sharp. I tried a bunch of different things both suggested by my section leader and my band director to get in tune, but they only worked sometimes. I began playing very quietly to try to blend in with the rest of the band, and thus, not blare my out-of-tuneness to the world. When concert season started though, my solution to the problem didn't work anymore. I tried and tried and tried to stay in tune, but even if I was PERFECTLY in tune, or close to it, in the beginning of rehearsal, by the end, I would be at least 15 sharp or 15 flat. So, if you bothered to read all this, and you've reached this far (as you can see, I'm very long winded), or if you just scrolled all the way down to the bottom, I'll sum it all up for you in a few sentences: This flute is great for someone who isn't sure if they want to stick with flute. It's cheap, and it's wonderful in the beginning. However, if you are a beginner and know you want to play for many years to come, I recommend picking up something that is a name brand, even if it is used. They are better quality, and will last longer. I, myself, will be getting a new flute tomorrow, probably a Yamaha, because this one just isn't cutting it anymore.

      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      4 years with this flute!

      By 

      from Cicero, Ill

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Requires Adjustment Often

      Best Uses

      • Accompaniment
      • Jazz Clubs
      • School Bands
      • Small Venues

      Comments about Jupiter 536L Tenor Trombone (with F Attachment):

      This is the first flute I had ever bought with no experience what so ever. I truly recommend this flute if your starting of.
      I used this flute throughout my four years of high school and i had no problems with it. Although i did needed to take it to the repair shop now and then but the insurance covered it all the time.
      I had used it for the schools band, jazz band, orchestra, church and solo performances. Therefore i do recommend to buy this instrument.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Better off buying a name brand.

      By 

      from NJ

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

        Cons

        • Flat Sound
        • Inconsistent
        • Poor Quality
        • Requires Adjustment Often

        Best Uses

        • As a lamp

        Comments about Jupiter 536L Tenor Trombone (with F Attachment):

        Would never recommend any instrument from this maker to my students. All are very difficult to play in tune. Much better off getting an used name brand flute than this. Please do yourself, your student and their teacher and do not buy these instruments.

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Waste of Money

        By 

        from CT

        About Me Novice

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Quality
          • Requires Adjustment Often
          • This is a piece of junk

          Best Uses

            Comments about Jupiter 536L Tenor Trombone (with F Attachment):

            Constant adjustments that do not last, nor can it be done properly due to the poor quality. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY

            (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            I would not think about buying this.

            By 

            from Los Angeles, California

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Warm Tone

            Cons

            • Difficult to get a sound
            • Inconsistent
            • Poor Quality
            • Requires Adjustment Often

            Best Uses

            • School Bands

            Comments about Jupiter 536L Tenor Trombone (with F Attachment):

            I received this as a gift a few years ago and it still works to this very day, but I would have to say that it takes a lot more effort to get out all of your notes than on another flute. Also, the quality isn't so good and the keys are pretty big.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Aruban review

            By 

            from Oranjestad , Aruba

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Easy playability
            • Easy To Play
            • Quality Craftsmanship
            • Similar to recorder
            • Warm Tone

            Cons

            • Requires Adjustment Often

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Gothic bands
            • Jazz Clubs
            • Symphonies

            Comments about Jupiter 536L Tenor Trombone (with F Attachment):

            I started playing the recorder when I was 5-years-old. I'm actually 17-years-old. My teacher told me , If I want to study music next year , I should learn how to play the flute if I want to enter a conservatory . I personally like this flute because of its' basic hole possitioning , its' size and weigt . I really recommend this flute for all beginners .

            Displaying reviews 1-8

            Back to top

            JBFL284 Silver Plated Student Flute

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

            Information not available

            You May Also Be Interested In