& Comfortable Keywork
& Comfortable Keywork
Beautiful hand engravings on the bell, body and neck - elegant details for the stage.
Every saxophone gets setup and play tested by one of our NAPBIRT certified technicians, who also happen to be professional saxophonists.
Easier / Faster Transitions
We've made improvements to the shapes of a number of different keys, so you can run those fast passages with less effort.
Right-hand Low Eb/C
Left-hand Spatula Keys
Recessed Octave Key
First off, the action is buttery smooth, the horn has a beautiful gold lacquer finish, appears to be well-made, and plays better than my intermediate horn (famous brand) from the dark ages. I wanted to buy a saxophone that had a qualified experienced technician regulate the horn, after a poor experience with my old horn. I now know to perform a light test for leaks. The Jean Paul has no pad leaks. Despite what a local store technician, a band director, and a private teacher told me, a light test showed the old horn came new with a slight leak in the lowest pad while playing but not if pressed hard while examining. Because the difficulty and exasperation I had with the old horn I eventually changed to bass clarinet. That is one reason I chose Jean Paul because I wanted to buy a saxophone that had a qualified experienced technician regulate the horn, after my poor experience with my old horn. I chose the professional horn because I didn't want to have to upgrade later. From my experience, especially for a student you have to have a saxophone that operates perfectly or it is just to difficult to fight with. I also appreciate the awesome test videos they sent me. I bought the current internet recommended mouthpiece for beginners until I developed my embouchure again. However, the included Jean Paul mouthpiece is better-- low notes are easier plus sound better, and I haven't played in a long time. I don't think you can go wrong with Jean Paul.
I sold my Selmer SA80 about four years prior to purchasing my Jean Paul Anniversary edition. I spent a significant amount of time looking at different brands, reading reviews, and watching demo videos. Dr. Wally and a few other youtubers brought my attention to the Jean Paul brand, and the pro level alto sax. In the end I decided to get a silver Anniversary Edition alto, and have played more in the last two weeks than in the previous 15 years combined! Easy blowing horn, and decent mouthpiece that comes with the horn.
However, I upgraded my mouthpiece set up, and now I'm *nearly* back to my old sound. Now if I can get my old technique back, well, let's see, but I can say that the horn will make that work easier with the smooth action throughout. The low end sounds nice, and up to high F# too. Can't speak to the altissimo range as my embouchure is not up to it, but working on overtones to get there is encouraging as the horn is much less resistant to overtone/long tone work than my old sax. This sax has me wanting to play again and doesn't get in the way of that by being hard to play with a nice tone or too much work to do difficult passages. My focus has been exclusively on the music and not the horn itself.
Thank you Jean Paul for creating a way for an adult enthusiast to get back to playing with a well built and great sounding horn at a reasonable price point.
I am parent who bought this professional tenth anniversary edition alto saxophone for my son at the recommendation of his private teacher MR. DOUGLAS LIRA. He says my son is a Mircle student and part of the orchestra who learns quickly. I would say MR. LIRA is a Mircle TEACHER and ORCHESTRA CORDINATOR for our huge Church. He has thousands and thousands of followers of Brazilians, Indians and International origin. He has recently played NATIONAL ANTHEM on NATIONAL TV for Phoenix Suns v/s Washington Wizards basketball game（12-28-2022） He has praised Jean Paul saxophones and compared it to big brands after testing this saxophone himself. He plans to have large orchestra and plans to recommend your instruments to all students. My son is enjoying the saxophone, its beautiful looking and sounds like any big brands. I would recommend you get in touch with MR. LIRA, as he is already promoting your instruments. If you need his contact, I will give it to you, but I will have to ask his permission. I thank him for recommending this great instrument and thank you for making affordable yet comparable to big brand instruments.
Since I like to get the most for my money, I believe that's what I got. This will be a great addition. Love the silver color and case. The mouthpiece rocks. Keys flows smoothly. Thanks for the rapid delivery, received it so fast.
Excellent tone qualities, superb key action. Table action is smooth, and the palm keys pop with slight touch.
It's the quality horn I would recommend to anyone, especially to beginning players it will help stop bad habits from forming. The extra few dollars is well worth the advantages received.
Thanks for an excellent horn.
Why buy from Jean Paul?
$1,500 for a student horn? Not anymore. High quality instruments at radically lower prices. That's our promise.
Our instruments punch way above their weight belts. As you grow, you can expect your instrument to grow with you.
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