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by justsomedude47
(4 posts)
4 years ago

Which of these Saxophones should I get??? (My options are listed)

Okay, it's been 9 years since I've actually played a sax, and am now getting back into it. I remember very well how to play, I also still have my past skills of reading the music, taking care of my rentals when I was younger. But being away for so long has distanced me from well known brands and such. I am looking to now purchase a sax just to help me get back into my groove and I have a few options, I've found all the good things and some bad about these brands that are available for me to buy. But I would apreciate some opinions of Veteran and even new players. Okay a bit of the information: I am getting a Tenor Saxophone. Looking to get an intermediate or a pro model. My options are: Palatino, Cecilio and Jupiter. Out of those three, which would any of you recommend? Any and all answers are appreciated. TL;DR- Buying a new Tenor, options are Palatino Cecilio and Jupiter. Asking for opinions on which brand to get.

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  1. by SuperSax875
    (55 posts)

    4 years ago

    Re: Which of these Saxophones should I get??? (My options are listed)

    If its a modern Jupiter, then it is far superior to the other two. Older Jupiter horns are horrible, but the modern ones are great intermediate horns.

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    1. by justsomedude47
      (4 posts)

      4 years ago

      Re: Which of these Saxophones should I get??? (My options are listed)

      Thanks! I was pushing towards Jupiter, BTW I am getting a new model not used. thanks for adding confidence to my decision! Still open to any other opinions and suggestions though.

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      1. by cuber
        (653 posts)

        4 years ago

        Re: Which of these Saxophones should I get??? (My options are listed)

        of those three, the jupiter is easily the best. Actually, 4 months ago or so, a friend who directs a middle school band got a jupiter for the band, and even though it was a student horn, I was very impressed. It sounded better (to me) than a yamaha 52. the one area it lacked was responsiveness (didnt like big jumps) which im sure would be better in intermediate or pro horns.

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        1. by justsomedude47
          (4 posts)

          4 years ago

          Re: Which of these Saxophones should I get??? (My options are listed)

          Thanks so much guys! You both helped me out a great deal and I appreciate it! BTW, I'm going to go with the Jupiter 889SG Artist Tenor. It seems to be the best choice for me. Not pro I know, but I've heard nothing but great things about it. I'm so excited to get back to playing and especially with such an exceptional horn!

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        2. by cuber
          (653 posts)

          4 years ago

          Re: Which of these Saxophones should I get??? (My options are listed)

          with jupiters, newer the better.

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        3. by kneejerk52
          (397 posts)

          4 years ago

          Re: Which of these Saxophones should I get??? (My options are listed)

          you might check out this guy, Ken Barry at SaxScape mouthpieces. he custom makes mpc's, but most of all i think his audio samples are on a juipter like you are looking at.

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