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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4.5

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      4.0

      Sweet Sax

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      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

         
        5.0

        JB's Best for Students

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        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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          5.0

          Phenomenal Sax for anyone!!

          By 

          from Columbus, OH

          Staff Reviewer

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                Comments about Jean Baptiste JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit:

                Classic Jean Baptiste sound and quality. A great value for an experienced player and the student alike. Comes with padded case and mouthpiece. Yellow brass body with a beautiful lacquer finish. Be sure to grab cork grease and cleaning supplies.

                This is a real hands on product review from Christian @ Sam Ash Columbus.

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                5.0

                JB290 Alto Sax

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                from Cerritos, CA

                Staff Reviewer

                Pros

                • Great Value
                • Nice construction
                • Solid sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Beginningintermediate
                  • Students

                  Comments about Jean Baptiste JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit:

                  The JB290 Alto Sax represents a solid improvement upon the old 286. The new neck really improves the intonation on the horn. Out of all the Jean Baptiste instruments, this one is definitely my favorite. I've never experienced any problems with the horn and it sounds great, too. Any beginner or intermediate player can't go wrong with this sax.

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

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                  5.0

                  JB alto 290

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                  from Cinci, OH

                  Staff Reviewer

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                        Comments about Jean Baptiste JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit:

                        I hadn't played a sax in almost 20 years. I picked one of these up just to see if I could still do it (picked up a Yamaha as well to compare). For the price it plays amazingly well. Very good for the beginner as its very free flowing. Played well and I got excited because I didn't sound like a dying goose!
                        Staff Writer @ Sam Ash

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                        4.0

                        Great Beginning Instrument

                        By 

                        from Cerritos, CA

                        Pros

                        • Affordable
                        • Playability
                        • Portability
                        • Sound quality

                        Cons

                        • Durability
                        • sound projection

                        Best Uses

                        • Practice
                        • School Band
                        • Student

                        Comments about Jean Baptiste JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit:

                        This instrument is a fantastic and affordable way to get into the saxophone! It plays well and has a great case for easy carry. The Jean Baptiste brand is great with offering a great horn at a very affordable price, making it very easy for interested students to participate in band and music!

                        I am a Staff Reviewer at the Sam Ash in Cerritos, CA.

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                        4.0

                        Affordable student saxophone

                        By 

                        from Lombard, IL

                        Staff Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to play
                        • Great Value

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Practice
                          • School Band

                          Comments about Jean Baptiste JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit:

                          The 290 series alto saxophone is a new version of a top selling model with an improved neck. The improvement allows the student an easier playing horn that will help them produce a sound and enjoy their new instrument. This horn is a great value for its' price and will be suitable for any beginner student.

                          This is a real hands on product review from Max @ Sam Ash Lombard

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                          5.0

                          Great quality for any level player

                          By 

                          from Cleveland, OH

                          Staff Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Attractive finish
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to play
                          • Great sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur recording
                            • Performances
                            • Practices
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Jean Baptiste JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit:

                            This is an improved version of the popular Jean Baptiste 286 Alto Sax, with a new upgraded neck for more professional response and sound. It has metal resonators, a high F# key, and very nice quality pads for great playability. It also has a very nice and lightweight hard case with pockets on the outside so you can carry backup reeds, mouthpieces, music, or whatever else you need. The laquer finish is done very well, too, giving it a classy look to match its great sound.

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

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                            4.0

                            The Classic Improved Once More!

                            By 

                            from King of Prussia, PA

                            Staff Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Back-pack Style Case
                            • High F Sharp Key
                            • New Neck
                            • Solid Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • At home
                              • Marching Band
                              • School
                              • Wind Ensemble

                              Comments about Jean Baptiste JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit:

                              How can you improve on a classic? Well, Jean Baptiste found a way and the JB290AL is better than ever. The improved neck allows for an easier play through by a novice player and supports more advanced performers with a solid sound. If you compare to name brand models, the question is "why pay more?" Jean Baptiste is fast distinguishing itself as a contender in the early level band instruments. If you are planning on buying a new saxophone, please go to your local Sam Ash Music store today...

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                              JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit

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

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