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Jean Baptiste JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit

A brand new model from Jean Baptiste, these student saxophones have a tone and playability unmatched by other horns in their price range.


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MSRP: Old Price $979.99 Discounted Price $649.99 Save : $330.00 (34%)
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MSRP: Old Price $979.99 Discounted Price $649.99 Save : $330.00 (34%)
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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!

  • 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



Really great horn for a beginner or even a back up horn for a more seasoned player. Really great price point for the quality of horn. Comes with a nice case as well!




Great sax!!!


I am very pleased with this purchase.




JB290- a great player for a "used sax" price!


This horn is not only durable, but sounds fantastic! As a package deal, it includes nearly everything you need to pick it up and begin playing! An excellent choice for concert band beginners and advancing marchers alike. -MK9831




Outstanding Student Saxophone


The Jean Baptiste 290AL is the beginning of a new era for the JB brand. Rivaling the mighty Yamaha AS26, the JB290AL is an affordable alternative, without sacrificing quality or sound. Perfect for the beginning player or as a secondary horn for the pro. This is a reliable and easy to play alto sax.

Brian V

Huntington, NY


Great Sax


Great entry level horn. Keys are solid and the tone is great too. A really good option for the student, or even someone who needs a spare horn around the house.

practice junkie

Indianapolis IN


Thumbs Up


Nice, clean sound. great for beginners. well made.


Las Vegas, NV


Great Sax!


The Jean Baptiste 290 alto sax is an awesome saxophone. I love the fact that it is not super expensive while, actually having a pretty good sound. I would recommend this to not only beginners, but also to intermediate players. The 290 has been upgraded with the new neck that offers better overall tuning and a high F# key. It also comes with a very nice case and strap to match. Anyone would be happy to own this sax! I am staff reviewer for Sam Ash Music


Indianapolis, IN


new model!


The 290 series has an upgraded neck that vastly improves tune-up over previous models. Gold on gold lacquer, an F# key (not often found on altos in this pricepoint, but so important!), nice lightweight and durable case, mouthpiece, ligature, neckstrap, reeds, cork grease and cleaning cloth are all included. So, if you're just interested in starting to play the saxophone, or you are a student starting your journey of playing in school bands, this is the most feature packed, great looking, great sounding, affordable alto sax out today. Come on in and we'll let you try it for yourself!! **This is a hands-on product review from Justin @ Sam Ash, Ontario




Love the Sound of this Sax


The Jean Baptiste JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit is a warm sounding saxophone. For the student it is easy to get used to and learn good habits while playing. The keys are easy to handle and it isn't so heavy as to make you tired while practicing for any length of time. You should come down and give it a try. I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I did. This is a real hands on review by Rick @ Sam Ash, Phoenix


Phoenix, AZ


Great beginner horn


This is by far our most popular first alto horn. It sounds great. It's really versatile, and it's a really good value for the money. This is a real hands-on product review from Josh @ Sam Ash Canoga Park, CA.

DJ Jazzy Josh

Canoga Park, CA


JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit

4.6 20


Case/Bag Included Yes
Series Alto Saxophone
Model JB290AL
Warranty Info:

JB290 Student Alto Saxophone Outfit

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

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