Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone

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4.7

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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
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to play (16)
  • Quality craftsmanship (13)
  • Good audio (10)
  • Consistent (9)
  • Warm tone (8)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • School bands (18)
    • Accompaniment (5)
    • Small venues (5)
    • Jazz clubs (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Professional musician (10), Experienced (5)

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    5.0

    Incredible Student Horn

    By 

    from Cerritos, CA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Play
    • Quality Craftsmanship

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • School Bands

      Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

      This horn does not disappoint, and has a much more refined sound than the student horns of yesteryear. Very easy to play as well. I've never had a student disappointed with the construction, sound, or playability.

      I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Cerritos.

       
      4.0

      Best Bang for your Buck

      By 

      from Torrance, CA

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • Jazz Clubs
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues
        • Soundtracks
        • Symphonies

        Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

        This unit has an amazingly transparent sound & its very simple to use. In addition, the ease of use will have beginner students and professional musicians raving about Jean Baptiste. It's no wonder they are a major brand here at Sam Ash.

        I'm a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

         
        5.0

        Great Value

        By 

        from Southern CA

        About Me Experienced

        Staff Reviewer

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Quality Craftsmanship
        • Warm Tone

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

          Jean Baptiste is a brand that is affordable and has the quality of most name brand instruments. Great for the beginner and intermediate players. This is an outfit so it includes the mouthpiece, strap, and swab.

           
          4.0

          Perfect for the Student

          By 

          from Richmond, VA

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Accompaniment
            • Jazz Clubs
            • School Bands
            • Small Venues

            Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

            One of the best student alto saxaphones on the market. This sax offers an F# which is an uncommon feature on most lower priced horns. Pro features for a bargain price. This sax is a great choice for the student sax player or the consumate professional looking for agreat practice or back up horn

            I am a staff reviewer for Sam Ash Music

             
            4.0

            Great for Students!

            By 

            from Cincinnati, OH

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Consistent
            • Quality Craftsmanship
            • Rich Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Jazz Clubs
              • School Bands
              • Symphonies

              Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

              It comes with everything you need o get started, including a high f# key! The action is pretty consistent Teachers and pros have tried this out and been very pleased at the quality. Defiantly a must have for students!

              I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

               
              5.0

              Perfect Student Alto!

              By 

              from Ontario, CA

              About Me Professional Musician

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • School Bands

                Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

                One of the best student alto saxaphones on the market. This is an alto your student can grow into. It is also the only alto on the market that has an F# for the price. Most saxaphones that have an F# key are well over double the price! This is gold lacquer sax with gold lacquer keys not available on most student model saxaphones. Numerous features this sax contains are typically only offered on intermediate or pro horns which should go without saying, are a lot more expensive.

                Do yourself or your student a favor and get them an instrument that will keep up with them for years to come. This thing plays smooth, has great action, warm tone, and will keep you or the student engaged for years. Additional, higher grade mouthpieces can be added to further improve the sound and playability of this instrument. A great instrument is something you can build upon and what better way to learn?

                Come on down, we'll get a mouthpiece and neckstrap out for you, show you how it works and we'll let you see for yourself how great this thing is.

                We have established strong relationships with local middle and high schools and love to support students and help keep music in schools.

                *I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

                 
                5.0

                The perfect horn for a beginner!

                By 

                from Charlotte, NC

                About Me Professional Musician

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Play
                • Quality Craftsmanship

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • School Bands

                  Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

                  This saxophone is the perfect choice for the beginning player! It's easy to play, provides a nice tone, and has great action! It even has a high F# key! Plus it comes with everything you need to get started; a case, mouthpiece, and some cleaning supplies.

                  When I started playing 10 years ago, my first instrument was a Jean Baptiste. It's lasted since then, and I haven't had to have much work done on it at all! Not even a re-pad! The quality of these instruments is astounding, and I would highly recommend them to any player starting off!

                  Many saxophones, even starter saxes can cost $1,000+, but why invest that much when you can get the same quality, and longevity out of this Jean Baptiste? This is a deal you just can't beat!

                  I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

                   
                  5.0

                  This should be your first sax!!!

                  By 

                  from Queens, NY

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Play
                  • Price
                  • Quality Craftsmanship
                  • Rich Sound

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • School Bands

                    Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

                    If you are afraid of breaking the bank but really want to start playing sax, this is the sax for you. This sax has a rich tone and very good action throughout. It also comes with everything you need to get started playing minus the air supply! If you are a student or haven't picked up a sax in years, this is your sax. It even has the high F# key! Teachers and pros have tried this sax and been very pleased in the sound and craftsmanship.

                    I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

                     
                    5.0

                    This should be your first sax!!!

                    By 

                    from Queens, NY

                    About Me Professional Musician

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Play
                    • Price
                    • Quality Craftsmanship
                    • Rich Sound

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • School Bands

                      Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

                      Looking to start playing saxophone and afraid of investing $1000's of dollars? This saxophone will ease your mind and wallet. It comes with everything you need o get started, including a high f# key! The action is pretty consistent throughout helping young hands get used to the fingering. Teachers and pros have tried this out and been very pleased at the quality.

                      I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music

                       
                      4.0

                      A Student Sax!

                      By 

                      from Ontario Mills, CA Store 41

                      About Me Professional Musician

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • School Bands
                        • Small Venues

                        Comments about Jean Baptiste 286AL Student Alto Saxophone:

                        Well band season is starting up again and I've seen countless parents come in looking to pick something up for their kids that isn't too pricey but realize music can be expensive. Especially brass and orchestral instruments!

                        But here we have Jean Baptiste, our house brand that we made a little more economical, but still with that student-quality production and sound so they can get their technique down and grow along with their instrument. This one specifically has smooth valves and responsive pads, as well as all the accessories you'll need to have a pleasurable learning experience and school semester. Even comes with a nice case perfect for travel!

                        I'm a trusted Staff Reviewer here at Sam Ash Music:)

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                        286AL Student Alto Saxophone

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