Jean Baptiste is proud to introduce its newest step-up saxophones: The 690 Series. Designed for saxophonists of all ages and performance levels, the 690 is a fully-featured, step-up horn that truly shines in a lead or ensemble setting. With key work and ergonomics that will feel comfortable in the hands of any player, regardless of age or size, the Jean Baptiste 690 is designed to advance your musical career. The 690TVF Tenor Saxophone features a newly redesigned neck for enhanced projection and improved intonation. The new neck makes the 690 more free-blowing and more responsive, so a beginner can play with greater ease and spend more time enjoying the instrument. Its vintage brushed finish is designed to resemble the look of decades of playing, the 690TVF features a yellow brass body and improves upon the Jean Baptiste standard 290 series with upgrades such as fully-ribbed post construction for improved reliability and stainless steel pivot screws to prevent rusting. The instrument is fitted with blued steel springs and high quality Italian pads that make the action light and quick, with a reliable long lasting seal. The 690 series features a beautifully engraved bell, and is available in alto and tenor models in gold lacquer (AL/TL), black nickel with silver keys (ABS/TBS) and vintage-brushed (AVF/TVF) finishes. Lastly, the 690 is packaged with a protective case and an American made plastic mouthpiece.
All Jean Baptiste instruments are inspected at the Jean Baptiste factory, and again at headquarters to ensure that every instrument will provide a worry free experience right out of the case. Every Jean Baptiste instrument is backed by a 1-year warranty to cover manufacturer defects.
Bb Tenor Saxophone at a Glance
- Yellow brass body
- Ribbed post construction
- Yellow brass thumbrest
- Mother of pearl key touches
- Blued steel springs
- Stainless steel pivot screws
- Deluxe engraving available in lacquer, black nickel with silver keys and vintage-brushed finish case
- American made plastic mouthpiece included
- Key of Bb (690TVF)
Newly redesigned neck for enhanced projection and improved tonation
Fully-ribbed post construction
Stainless steel pivot screws prevent rusting, and blued steel springs offer maximum durability
Engraved with vintage brushed finish