Jupiter 847SG Artist Soprano Saxophone  

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A greatly responsive horn with wonderful projection.

Key of Bb, straight and curved sterling silver necks, high G, tilting G# and Bb table keys, blued steel springs, gold-lacquered keys, silver-plated body, engraved bell.


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847SG Artist Soprano Saxophone Specifications:

  • Level: Professional
  • Key: Bb
  • Neck: Two necks (one straight, one curved)
  • Neck Material: Sterling silver
  • Body Material: Silver-plated, yellow brass
  • Key Material: Yellow brass
  • Range Up to: High G
  • Auxiliary Keys: Front F, tilting G#-Bb spatula
  • Springs: Blue steel
  • Pads: Leather
  • Resonators: Metal
  • Includes: Case, mouthpiece, ligature, cap, and care products
  • Crafted in: Taiwan
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Jupiter847SG Artist Soprano Saxophone
 
4.6

(based on 16 reviews)

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Great Soprano

Although a pro player for over 40 years, I only got into soprano about 5 years ago. I liked the idea of the 'saxello' and bought a new Woodwind semi-curved. I've been playing...Read complete review

Although a pro player for over 40 years, I only got into soprano about 5 years ago. I liked the idea of the 'saxello' and bought a new Woodwind semi-curved. I've been playing this on my gigs maybe two or three tunes a night since then, and have enjoyed the horn. Until I opened the box containing the Jupiter Artist, that is. I had played one before, and was very impressed with it - don't really know why I didn't get that one, but didn't. Finally, I clicked the button and got this one at Music 123. This is a legitimate soprano, and is miles in front of the Woodwind; the difference is far greater than the price differential. This saxophone can whisper or scream, and intonation seems excellent (after finding where it tunes - I typically have to have the mouthpiece nearly all the way on the cork, and this horn is no exception). Octaves require little to no intonation adjustment. It's smooth across the break, and response is even with no 'dead' spots apparent on the first trial. I blow a Guardala 'Liebman' on soprano, lately with Rico Plasticover #2.5. This set-up worked right on the first toot, so I don't have to look for a new set-up for the horn. The one I played previously was with a Dukoff D7, and that was great, too. I have a feeling the horn is very mouthpiece/reed friendly, which is good news for everybody. Naturally, the saxophone is strikingly beautiful, and the case is very well-made and good-looking inside and out, with it's upscale exterior and plum-colored interior. The sound is perfect. Anything you want to do on soprano is there. Response to volume demand is gratifying - the horn is free-blowing, but has the correct resistance. It's easy to sub-tone all the way down, and there were no 'squawks' on octave jumps. The horn just has a sweet, loud soprano sound. If I had bought the Yanagisawa Sterling Silver horn and it played like this, I would have been satisfied. Unfortunately, I would be afraid to take it to a gig! I don't think I will ever need to buy a better soprano than the Jupiter Artist. I'm not a player that likes to practice, but I could hardly put the horn down after getting it going. I cannot wait to whip it out at my next gig. We have a new stage light system, and this horn is going to knock some eyes out!

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Had To Return It

After playing the soprano over several days side by side with my old soprano, I concluded that it had a smaller sound than I was looking for. That, plus a sharp Bb1 and flat...Read complete review

After playing the soprano over several days side by side with my old soprano, I concluded that it had a smaller sound than I was looking for. That, plus a sharp Bb1 and flat B3 and C3, was enough to start me packing it up. It's possible that these problems stem from my set-up, but the other horn did not have them with the exact same mouthpiece and reed.

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5.0

Very Awesome

By Alex-w.1op

from Tennessee

Comments about Jupiter 847SG Artist Soprano Saxophone:

I've had this sax for about 2 months now, and I am VERY impressed. The tone is one of the best I've heard from a soprano. It can be a bit of a challenge to keep in tune with a band, but then again, most saxes are. I love this sax and I would recomend it to anybody interested in buying a soprano.

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5.0

FIVE STAR HORN

By A. CAMPBELL

from OREGON

Comments about Jupiter 847SG Artist Soprano Saxophone:

MY PREVIOUS RATING OF THIS HORN I ACCIDENTLY RATED IT A 1 STAR. BAD MISTAKE!!! THIS HORN IS 5 STAR (PLUS)!!! SEE MY PREVIOUS REVIEW AND IGNORE THE RATING.

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(8 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A Wonderful Instrument

By Linda Jones

from Fayetteville, Arkansas

Comments about Jupiter 847SG Artist Soprano Saxophone:

I am a novice to saxophone playing, though I have played alto in the past and play the flute on a regular basis. I always wanted to have a soprano saxophone and to give such an instrument a "go" if you will primarily because I love the sound. I've been very impressed with this soprano saxophone. The horn is in tune from top to bottom, some what of a miracle for a beginner from what I've been told, and it plays very, very well. The octave jump is excellent. I have had to adjust some keys for leakage but other than that, I've enjoyed playing this instrument and am looking everywhere to find classical music to play. I bought this one, "non factory sealed" and I've found nothing wrong with it. Of course, as a beginner, I have much to learn in terms of embouchure and such but this instrument makes this learning all the more exciting and enjoyable.

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(14 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A little break-in time required, but worth it.

By D. Eberhart

from Howard, PA

Comments about Jupiter 847SG Artist Soprano Saxophone:

I play mostly tenor and have played soprano in the past. I immediately scrapped the stock mouthpiece and got out my old Bari metal. I was a little alarmed when I first tried playing the horn. Time was needed for embouchure adjustment and pad seating on the lower stack. For two days there were break problems with the low E, and F keys. That problem worked itself out with a little play time. The horn is nearly perfect in intonation. It sings and is crisp all over. The highs are right on and the lows are sonorous and easy to maintain. The key action is soooo fast and easy. The finish and craftsmanship is also superb. I can't put it down!

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(3 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

awesome sop for the money

By bob selmer pro

from east coast

Comments about Jupiter 847SG Artist Soprano Saxophone:

I recently purchased this gem an all I can say it is "awesome" Not only for performance but great looks. I am a retired pro from the big band era and I know what I am talking about. I have played with some of the best. I've teamed it up with a Selmer SS (F) and the sound is great! Try it you will like it. For the money it can't be beat. Listen to the PRO.

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(10 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Looks and plays great!

By Carolyn--mA9t

from Atlanta

Comments about Jupiter 847SG Artist Soprano Saxophone:

I used my same set-up as my other sop sax and it plays great. The upper registrar stays in tune with little effort.

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(11 of 21 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great

By Russell-5qfuc

from San Diego, CA

Comments about Jupiter 847SG Artist Soprano Saxophone:

Wonderful sax. I'm a student, and my instructor has let me borrow this saxophone for a couple of months, and I don't want to give it back! The only reason I would not rate it 5 stars is that not only did my instructor have to adjust it thoroughly before giving it to me, I had to take it back to him to have a small tuneup as well. A couple of leaks is all though, tuning is great considering the nature of the beast, and the tone is one I want for myself in my own sax.

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(41 of 77 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

it need to be all one shade

By dandy mandy

from Canada

Comments about Jupiter 847SG Artist Soprano Saxophone:

I think that this instrument should be all silver or all gold. It looks a little tacky, but other than that I think it has a good sound quality, and I guess I have no room to talk since I'm a percussionist.

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3.0

Had To Return It

By 1saxman

from VA

Comments about Jupiter 847SG Artist Soprano Saxophone:

After playing the soprano over several days side by side with my old soprano, I concluded that it had a smaller sound than I was looking for. That, plus a sharp Bb1 and flat B3 and C3, was enough to start me packing it up. It's possible that these problems stem from my set-up, but the other horn did not have them with the exact same mouthpiece and reed.

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(42 of 61 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Soprano

Comments about Jupiter 847SG Artist Soprano Saxophone:

Although a pro player for over 40 years, I only got into soprano about 5 years ago. I liked the idea of the 'saxello' and bought a new Woodwind semi-curved. I've been playing this on my gigs maybe two or three tunes a night since then, and have enjoyed the horn. Until I opened the box containing the Jupiter Artist, that is. I had played one before, and was very impressed with it - don't really know why I didn't get that one, but didn't. Finally, I clicked the button and got this one at Music 123. This is a legitimate soprano, and is miles in front of the Woodwind; the difference is far greater than the price differential. This saxophone can whisper or scream, and intonation seems excellent (after finding where it tunes - I typically have to have the mouthpiece nearly all the way on the cork, and this horn is no exception). Octaves require little to no intonation adjustment. It's smooth across the break, and response is even with no 'dead' spots apparent on the first trial. I blow a Guardala 'Liebman' on soprano, lately with Rico Plasticover #2.5. This set-up worked right on the first toot, so I don't have to look for a new set-up for the horn. The one I played previously was with a Dukoff D7, and that was great, too. I have a feeling the horn is very mouthpiece/reed friendly, which is good news for everybody. Naturally, the saxophone is strikingly beautiful, and the case is very well-made and good-looking inside and out, with it's upscale exterior and plum-colored interior. The sound is perfect. Anything you want to do on soprano is there. Response to volume demand is gratifying - the horn is free-blowing, but has the correct resistance. It's easy to sub-tone all the way down, and there were no 'squawks' on octave jumps. The horn just has a sweet, loud soprano sound. If I had bought the Yanagisawa Sterling Silver horn and it played like this, I would have been satisfied. Unfortunately, I would be afraid to take it to a gig! I don't think I will ever need to buy a better soprano than the Jupiter Artist. I'm not a player that likes to practice, but I could hardly put the horn down after getting it going. I cannot wait to whip it out at my next gig. We have a new stage light system, and this horn is going to knock some eyes out!

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