Jean Baptiste Deluxe Soprano Saxophone

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4.2

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Professional features at a beginner's price point!

Now, you CAN have pro quality and features at a beginner's price point, thanks to Jean Baptiste's best soprano saxophone to date! This sax features comfortable fast action key design and a sweet soprano sound for a rewarding playing experience. Both a curved and straight neck are included so you can adjust the instrument to your embouchure, not the other way around. To round out this full-featured sax outfit, a lightweight custom case, mouthpiece, reeds and cork grease are also included.

Level: Advancing student/Step-up

Features:
  • Both a curved and straight neck are included to allow for alternative playing position for optimal player comfort
  • Adjustable thumb rest for comfort, improved hand position, and technique
  • American-Made mouthpiece
  • Custom lightweight case with backpack straps for hands-free transport, as well as two external pockets for accessories or reeds, and two handles for easy carrying.
  • High F# key
  • Low C#, G# Cross bar, and alternative Bb fingering
  • Elaborate engraving

Specifications:
  • 2-piece yellow brass body
  • Forged yellow brass keys
  • Clear laquer finish
  • Drawn tone holes
  • Stainless steel springs
  • Leather/firm felt pads with metal resonators
  • Stainless steel pivot screws

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Things You Will Get:

  • Soprano Saxophone
  • Case
  • Soprano Mouthpiece with ligature and cap
Model JB88SS
Case/Bag Included Yes

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4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

75%

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5.0

A great soprano sax!

By 

from Canoga Park, CA

Staff Reviewer

Pros

  • price
  • Pro
  • Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • band
    • Orchestra
    • Practice

    Comments about Jean Baptiste Deluxe Soprano Saxophone:

    Having a tenor sax already, I wasn't sure how much I wanted to invest in a soprano, considering I won't use it as much as the tenor. However, after playing the Jean Baptiste Deluxe, I can tell you it is well worth it. Top notch quality and reliability (as you'd expect from Jean Baptiste) in spades, a great choice for the beginner or intermediate player, even if you have a tenor already get this soprano, you'll love it!

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

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    • No
     
    5.0

    Great Soprano Sax by Jean Baptiste!!!

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    from Orlando,fl

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          Comments about Jean Baptiste Deluxe Soprano Saxophone:

          Great beginner to intermediate sax for the price!!
          Great for students and school.
          Includes both a curved and straight neck that are included to allow for alternative playing position for optimal player comfort.
          Also comes with a nice lightweight case with backpack straps for hands-free transport, as well as two external pockets for accessories or reeds, and two handles for easy carrying.
          "This is a real hands on product review from Billy@ Sam Ash Orlando"

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Attractive sound and finish

          By 

          from Cleveland, OH

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to use
          • Good Key Feel
          • Good sound
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • concerts
            • Jazz band
            • Performances
            • Recording
            • School Band
            • Student Lessons

            Comments about Jean Baptiste Deluxe Soprano Saxophone:

            This is a great professional quality sax at a price point that won't break your bank. Its leather and firm felt pads combine with metal resonators and stainless steel springs and pivot screws give it a nice feel with solid seals on every opening so you can get a crisp and clear tone from top to bottom. If you already have a student soprano sax, this would be a great upgrade. It comes with both a straight and curved neck to give you adaptability to your embouchure. Also included are an American made mouthpiece, case, reeds, and cork grease, making this a complete package that will not disappoint!

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

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            • No
             
            3.0

            starter soprano

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            from Buffalo Grove, IL

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • value

            Cons

            • Intonation

            Best Uses

            • Practice

            Comments about Jean Baptiste Deluxe Soprano Saxophone:

            It's hard to find a NEW soprano under $2000 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
             
            5.0

            JB88 Soprano Sax

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            from Westminster, CA

            Staff Reviewer

            Pros

            • Cool finishes
            • Great sound
            • Two Necks

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jazz band
              • Jazz Doublers
              • Students

              Comments about Jean Baptiste Deluxe Soprano Saxophone:

              This is an awesome soprano sax for the money! The tone is full and balanced across the registers. The horn even responds well at the extreme ends of the instrument range. I would recommend this sax for any jazz doubler or student looking for a solid soprano. If you can find the dark gold finish, that one looks and sounds the best.

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

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              • No
               
              5.0

              Great Sax!

              By 

              from sam ash nyc

              Staff Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy to use
              • fun
              • Sounds Great

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Live
                • Studio

                Comments about Jean Baptiste Deluxe Soprano Saxophone:

                Great horn for the price! Very good sound. I would recommend to a friend!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great Soprano Sax!

                By 

                from Buffalo Grove

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Quality
                • Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • band
                  • Concert
                  • Gigs
                  • Practice

                  Comments about Jean Baptiste Deluxe Soprano Saxophone:

                  A great saxophone at a price you cannot beat! Extremely easy to play and sounds great as well. Also has excellent construction and plays easy. Different finishes are also available for this model as well. Also a great price for what you get! This is a real hands-on product review from Greg @ Sam Ash Buffalo Grove.

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                  4.0

                  Great for the Doubler

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                  from Edison, NJ

                  Staff Reviewer

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                        Comments about Jean Baptiste Deluxe Soprano Saxophone:

                        For the saxophonist who is looking to expand into soprano sax playing, this is the ideal horn. The different finished and materials allow for more customization at this price point than is usually available. (Vintage Dark Lacquer is my favorite!) You are also provided with a straight and curved neck for your preference and playing situation. Another feature rarely offered at this price point.

                        Great horn for the price, decent craftsmanship, would be fantastic once a good set-up is done.

                        This is a real hands on product review from Landa@Sam Ash Edison

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                        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        All Hype and No Hit

                        By 

                        from East Brunswick, New Jersey

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                              Comments about Jean Baptiste Deluxe Soprano Saxophone:

                              The appearance and craftmanship is beautiful, but I feel like it's a $1500 trophy as the lower register below G does not play. The notes flutter and the horn vibrates. So, I took the display soprano horns from the wall in the store and found they had the same flaw. I pulled the curved soprano from the wall and found that if you are going to buy a Jean Baptiste soprano horn, purchase the curved horn it's a much better buy. The sound quality was what I expected this horn to be and the tech found that the horn has leaks and returned it to me stating the horn was fixed. I sounded like a 3rd grader playing the horn and I have not had this horn for a week yet and it is being returned for a full refund. I am so disappointed.

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                              Deluxe Soprano Saxophone

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

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