Jean Baptiste 950 Professional Tenor Saxophone Dark Lacquer


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Vintage-inspired innovation with professional design and modern improvements.

Here is our Jean Baptiste 950 Tenor Saxophone. Serial number 50018. The instrument pictured is the eaxct one you will receive if you should choose to purchase.

For over 80 years Jean Baptiste has been dedicated to offering musicians superior quality brass and woodwind instruments. Working closely with music educators, their expert technicians have designed a series of instruments that offer unmatched build quality, tone and playability. In fact, Jean Baptiste prides itself on the fact that their instruments are ready to play right out of the case, with no adjustments needed.

Inspired by the classic French saxophones introduced after World War II, the 950 model fuses classic designs with modern improvements that set a new bar for the saxophone industry. At long last, here is an alternative to the sought after and costly vintage French saxphones from the mid 1950's. Finally there is a horn that nails the classic French sound and feel without nailing your wallet. Student, studio and touring musicians alike can finally obtain that vintage sound.

The 950 features classic ergonomics that set the standard for the modern saxophone, complete with mother-of- pearl Front F and alternate F# key touches, and smaller left and right hand pinky tables that will be familiar to seasoned players, and comfortable for the younger player ready to make the leap into the world of professional saxophones.

The Jean Baptiste 950 comes standard in a rich dark lacquer with mother of pearl key touches, and without the High F# key, just like it was during the golden era of saxophones. The addition of the high F# tone hole has been shown to interfere with the intonation and ease of the altissimo registers, making this horn respond like a dream from the bottom to top, and beyond. The horn is outfitted with Pisioni Pro leather pads and recreations of the famed reusuable domed metal resonators of the 1950's.  The 950 is completed with a backpackable wood frame travel case and a vintage-inspired granadilla end plug..  

•      Yellow brass body (70% copper/30% zinc); one piece hand hammered bell
•      Ribbed post construction
•      Mother of pearl key touches
•      Blued steel springs
•      Stainless Steel pivot screws
•      High quality pads with reusable seamless domed metal resonators
•      Adjustment screws on upper and lower stacks, and side keys

Get your Jean Baptise 950 Tenor Saxophone from Sam Ash Music today. With more than 90 years of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument they have been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Jean Baptiste 950 Tenor Saxophone
  • Backpackable Wooden Frame Travel Case
  • Vintage Inspired Granadilla End Plug
  • Mouthpiece


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