Invented in 1840 as an instrument that can be played in both orchestral and marching bands, the saxophone is one of the newest members of the woodwind family. The tenor saxophone is the second most most popular saxophone, behind the smaller and lighter alto saxophone. Keyed to Bb, the tenor saxophone is a transposing instrument, meaning that when you play a C, the instrument actually produces a Bb pitch.
Jean Baptiste offers two tenor saxophone models that are sure to amaze students, teachers and parents. Both the 290 and 690 Tenor Saxophones feature the same size bore and a newly-designed neck, making them easy to play and able to produce beautiful tone. The student-friendly 290 model uses single post construction, while the 690 models uses ribbed post construction. Ribbed post construction adds complexity to the sound of the 690s, making them great for both students and intermediate players.