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

 
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(22 reviews)

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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

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Jean Baptiste686TL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone Outfit (Assorted Finishes)
 
4.5

(based on 22 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to play (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Live (3)
  • School (3)
  • Studio (3)
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5.0

Perfect Tenor For Begginers!

By 

from Raleigh

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • accessibility
  • Construction
  • Great price

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Begginers
    • Concertmarching Band
    • Intermediates
    • Jazz band

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

    The Jean Baptiste 686TL is a complete outfit for the aspiring saxophonist. Whether you are just getting started in the concert/marching band in grade school or an adult looking to hone in on a new passion, this saxophone is perfect for your needs. The construction is sturdy with equally responsive keys giving you the proper feel of quality. Couple that with your choice of different finishes to fit the style of your liking, and this tenor is surely the go to for any and all.

    This is a real hands-on product review from Dylan @ Sam Ash Raleigh

     
    5.0

    A real nice sax

    By 

    from Cincinnati,OH

    Staff Reviewer

    Pros

    • Sound
    • value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • band

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

      A great tenor sax for any student. great qulity and tone and perfect for any progressing student. This is a sax you can grow along with you for advancement in playing.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      AN AMAZING HORN FOR A AFFORDABLE PRICE

      By 

      from SAN ANTONIO. TEXAS

      Pros

      • affordable
      • Attractive
      • Easy To Play On
      • Light Weight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Beginner To Intermidate
        • Jazz band
        • Marching Band

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

        FOR AN AFFORDABLE PRICE YOU GET A INSTRUMENT THAT IS REALLY EASY TO PLAY ON. PERFECT FOR BEGINNERS AS WELL AS INTERMIDATE PERFROMERS. GREAT FOR MARCHING OR JAZZ BAND.

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        5.0

        Mind blowing sounds!

        By 

        from Torrance, CA

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Intonation
        • good price
        • Low Range

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • band
          • Live
          • Recording
          • Studio

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

          The Jean Baptiste 686 Tenor sax is great for a beginning player! 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.

          This is a hand-on staff review from Andrew @ Sam Ash Torrance

           
          5.0

          My first saxophone!

          By 

          from Canoga Park, CA

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • feel
          • Shape
          • Tone

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Live
            • Studio

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

            I was in the market for my first Sax and was clueless on where to begin. Luckily Sam Ash has a great selection and I was drawn to this Jean Baptiste model. Boy did I make the right decision! Incredibly comfortable and lightweight, it's been great for me to learn on and from the people I've talked to it works well in any situation. I have been thrilled with this so far and will begin to experiment with different size reeds to see what fits me best. Extremely satisfied!

            This is a real hands on product review from Jared@ Sam Ash Canoga Park.

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            • No
             
            5.0

            Great Tenor Sax by Jean Baptiste!!

            By 

            from Orlando,fl

            Staff Reviewer

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

            Cool Tenor Sax by Jean Baptiste!!
            Great for students and intermediate musicians looking to grow with the instrument.
            Also includes a nice case and accessories.
            Looks and sounds great!!
            "This is a real hands on product review from Billy@ Sam Ash Orlando"

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            • No
             
            5.0

            Great Affordable Sax

            By 

            from White plains

            Staff Reviewer

            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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            • No
             
            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

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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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                Series Tenor Saxophone
                Other Features Key of Bb
                Leather pads
                Metal resonators
                Deluxe Engraving
                High F# Key
                Model JB686T
                Warranty Info:

                686TL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone Outfit (Assorted Finishes)

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

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