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Jupiter 869SG Artist Alto Saxophone  

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        Superbly appointed and wonderfully playable!

        The Jupiter 869SG Artist Alto Saxophone is tuned in the key of Eb. It has a solid sterling silver neck with silver-plated brass body and gold lacquered keys. This sax is fully articulated and includes high F#, tilting Bb spatula key when C# is played, and height-adjustable bell keys. Also features metal tone boosters and a beautifully engraved bell. The Jupiter 869SG Alto includes deluxe wood frame case, neck strap, mouthpiece, cork grease, and silk weave cleaning cloth.

        Features
        • Fully articulated

        This is a sweet deal on a superbly appointed alto saxophone. Click or call to order.

         

        869SG Artist Alto Saxophone Specifications:

        • Level: Professional
        • Key; Eb
        • Neck Material: Sterling silver
        • Body Material: Silver-plated yellow brass
        • Bell Material: Silver-plated yellow brass
        • Key Material: Yellow brass
        • Range Up to: High F#
        • Auxiliary Keys: Front F, tilting G#-Bb spatula
        • Springs: Blue steel
        • Pads: Leather
        • Resonators: Metal
        • Engraving: Yes
        • Thumb Rest: Adjustable
        • Includes: case, mouthpiece, ligature, cap, and care products
        • Crafted In: Taiwan
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        Jupiter869SG Artist Alto Saxophone
         
        4.5

        (based on 12 reviews)

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        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        It was they say it is... awesome!

        I use a Berg Larsen mouthpiece and this Jupiter sings! The horn is worth twice the value of its selling price. I had heard of the brand Jupiter before and it was considered a...Read complete review

        I use a Berg Larsen mouthpiece and this Jupiter sings! The horn is worth twice the value of its selling price. I had heard of the brand Jupiter before and it was considered a cheap brand. But the other reviews by people here sold me on getting the horn and no remorse folks. This horn does have a beautiful robust sound. In fact, all the positives people write here are true. I'm a skeptic by nature so I was just as surprised by the results. And yes, I do have a Yamaha 62 but I just sold it in favor of keeping the Jupiter. As for keeping it clean, yes, get a polishing cloth. I'm used to gold lacquer and I didn't usually had to wipe prints off. With the Jupiter it's hard to not want to keep that original shine. Tone and intonation is great and having had a Mark 6 alto I will also concur the Jupiter 869SG does replicate the sound of Mark 6. I would easily recommend the Jupiter 869SG to any sax player.

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        the look doesn't last long

        i got this sax a year ago. overall the sonud and key is still very good. however the sliver look... sigh.. once it start rusting is impositble to clean. the silver...Read complete review

        i got this sax a year ago. overall the sonud and key is still very good. however the sliver look... sigh.. once it start rusting is impositble to clean. the silver planing started to turn yellow/goldish, if you don't clean it the rust will get into the sax and u can't

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        5.0

        Jupiter 869

        By ed

        from Homestead, Florida

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Accompaniment
        • I Use It For Everything
        • Jazz Clubs
        • School Bands
        • Small Venues

        Comments about Jupiter 869SG Artist Alto Saxophone:

        I bought a Jupiter Artist soprano a few years ago and was impressed with its quality and sound. I have a Selmer Mk VI which is wonderful and being the original owner I never bother to try anything else. I had it repadded for the first time recently and I needed a backup horn. I found a Jupiter Alto 869 and bought it. It plays great! I has a very crisp sharp sound. It projects better than my Mk VI. I think the silver plating and the solid silver neck make this horn sound super funky and crisp. When I want to play loud this horn enables me to project right through the band. You will be heard and it sounds great. I have a Vandoren Java 75 mouthpiece so you can imagine how nice it sounds. Vandoren Java's sound like metal mouthpieces and have great versatilities. The difference between my sound and the others is very obvious. The horn draws attention in looks and quality of sound it emits especially higher octave altissimo, fantastic.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        the look doesn't last long

        By Clement

        from ottawa

        Comments about Jupiter 869SG Artist Alto Saxophone:

        i got this sax a year ago. overall the sonud and key is still very good. however the sliver look... sigh.. once it start rusting is impositble to clean. the silver planing started to turn yellow/goldish, if you don't clean it the rust will get into the sax and u can't

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        THis Sax is awesome

        By Silversax!

        from South Carolina

        Comments about Jupiter 869SG Artist Alto Saxophone:

        I am in 8th Grade and I use a standard mouthpeice and this baby Sings! My friend had a mark VI and a selmer C** mouthpeice and at the highschool placement audtions the judges hated to say a Jupiter outplayed a Selmer but it was true! With a cringe on their faces they said "dude that jupiter sings what mouthpeice are you using?" and I said "standard" and they looked at me like I was crazy!!

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        It was they say it is... awesome!

        By Rich Garber

        from North Carolina

        Comments about Jupiter 869SG Artist Alto Saxophone:

        I use a Berg Larsen mouthpiece and this Jupiter sings! The horn is worth twice the value of its selling price. I had heard of the brand Jupiter before and it was considered a cheap brand. But the other reviews by people here sold me on getting the horn and no remorse folks. This horn does have a beautiful robust sound. In fact, all the positives people write here are true. I'm a skeptic by nature so I was just as surprised by the results. And yes, I do have a Yamaha 62 but I just sold it in favor of keeping the Jupiter. As for keeping it clean, yes, get a polishing cloth. I'm used to gold lacquer and I didn't usually had to wipe prints off. With the Jupiter it's hard to not want to keep that original shine. Tone and intonation is great and having had a Mark 6 alto I will also concur the Jupiter 869SG does replicate the sound of Mark 6. I would easily recommend the Jupiter 869SG to any sax player.

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        5.0

        Beautiful Saxophone

        By mboy13

        from Shakopee, MN

        Comments about Jupiter 869SG Artist Alto Saxophone:

        This is an AMAZING saxophone! I have owned one for about a year now, and I absolutely love it. The sound quality is amazing, the look and feel are the best. It is perfect for beginners or professional players. I would high ly recommend this for anyone who is looking to buy a new saxophone.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Master's Degree ?

        By gologan1

        from Logan, OH

        Comments about Jupiter 869SG Artist Alto Saxophone:

        My daughter was sent to a tutor because she was so far ahead in her alto sax book the teacher thought she was too bored. The tutor we hired had a Master's in Saxophone Performance and had just finished college that summer. He had never played a Jupiter, but had been steered away by his professors. He was amazed at the sound a 5th grader could get out of a Jupiter. He finally tried his own mouthpiece on it and fell in love. The great SOUND WAS (in part) THE HORN!! He gave us a free session because he'd spent 15 minutes of that one playing some awesome music. We were all impressed. Now, two years later, no problems from the horn. However, buy a better, more open mouthpiece.

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        5.0

        Wow....

        By lynch107

        from Riverview, FL

        Comments about Jupiter 869SG Artist Alto Saxophone:

        I was a little hesitant to get this horn because the price seemed too good to be true. I went ahead and got the horn, and I love it. I love the tone quality, key action, silver finish, and overall playability. I have an acquaintance who owns a Selmer Reference 54, and I would put this horn up against it any day. I can't say enough positive things about it. I have read some complaints on keeping it clean. It really isn't as bad as some people are making it sound. Being silver, it does have a tendency to show the fingerprints and smudges. I have read some people use a polishing cloth and wipe down after every use. The prints don't bother me that much, I just wipe it down every couple of weeks or so.The only negatives I can say are the mouthpiece isn't good and you might as well buy a decent mouthpiece when you get the horn (I use a Meyer 5 and it works great). The other thing is you have to put up with people dissing the Jupiter brand a lot (their past saxophones were less than stellar). Completely worth it.I love this horn and wouldn't trade it for the world (well..... maybe a Mark VI ;)

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Jupiter can finally make a name for itself

        By EuroJaZzer

        from Orlando, FL

        Comments about Jupiter 869SG Artist Alto Saxophone:

        I've been playing for 5 years now, go to an art school, and play in a professional big band. I've recorded 2 CD's so far, and used an artist alto on both. It truly is an incredible horn. I was surprised by the color of the tone this horn can get. Playing it with a Meyey 6, really opens up the horn, giving it a very nice bright sound. The tension in the keys is a bit hard at first, but it losens up and will not fail you. I've owned the horn for 2.5 years, and the only trouble i've had is the cork falling off the palm D key, then again, I've played it so much the lacquer's worn off of that key, obviously a wear issue, not craftmanship. I would seriously reccomend this horn to anyone. Byhaps, if they don't like the shiny spoon shine of the sax, you can always darken the horn a bit, giving it a nice vintage super sonic look. Great horn for the money (not degrading it in anyway).

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        5.0

        The Benchmark

        By yellow68chev

        from Clovis, CA

        Comments about Jupiter 869SG Artist Alto Saxophone:

        OUTSTANDING horn. VERY versitile. I have always thought of jupiter as the crap student model horn. I am a HS jazz teacher and I had my students on two 1995 Yamaha 62 altos and two 1995 Yamaha 62 tenors which are yamaha's pro-model horns. Those horns just did not play in tune. I was looking at replacing them with the new year's model 62 or looking at other brands. Being a sax player myself it was important to me that I play on the horn before I buy a line of them for my band. I played on several $3000 horns including Selmer, Unisen, and Yanigasawa. All of them played well but I was shocked at the tone color, character, and especially the intonation that the Jupiter got with the sterling neck. PLus the silver plate is nice. But at 1/3 the $ It was no contest. I bought 4 horns (2 Altos 2 tenors) for my school and one for myself! Play one. You wont be disappointed! I did give it two 9s in the ratings because Id like to see a high G key, and the silver finish is a bit delicate, prone to scratches and dents, but then what horn isn't

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        surprise.

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Jupiter 869SG Artist Alto Saxophone:

        I was very surprised when i picked this thing up after about 3 selmers and a keilwerth which were all highly praised. It has a nice, big, bright sound and blew all the selmer (that i played) out of the water. My band director was surprised when i walked in with this thing because he usually looks down on the brand. The salesman said it is a love or hate relationship with Jupiter but i can't imagine hating this gorgeous instrument. It is really a piece of art to behold on the visual side and it is definitely affordable.

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