Jupiter 787GL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone

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A lot of sax for a relatively few bucks.

The tone, key design, and overall construction level is on a par with much pricier horns. The Jupiter 787GL Tenor Saxophone has a gold lacquer body and power forged keys, teardrop-shaped front F, high F#, articulated G# with tilting Bb rocker arm and double adjustment screws, offset octave key on thumb rest, adjustable thumb hook, and 3-point bell bracing. Includes wood frame custom case and cork grease.


 

787GL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone Specifications:

  • Level: Student
  • Key: Bb
  • Neck Material: Yellow brass
  • Body Material: Yellow brass
  • Bell Material: Yellow brass
  • Key Material: Yellow brass
  • Range Up to: High F#
  • Auxiliary Keys: Articulated G#, tilting Bb
  • Pads: Leather
  • Resonators: Metal
  • Thumb Rest: Adjustable
  • Includes: case, mouthpiece, ligature, cap, and care products
  • Crafted in: Taiwan
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Jupiter787GL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone
 
4.7

(based on 18 reviews)

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Pretty great!

I've owned one of these sax's for 4 years. Sure, its had its share of problems, but its lasted this long, and gone through two regiment seasons. I purchased this product when it...Read complete review

I've owned one of these sax's for 4 years. Sure, its had its share of problems, but its lasted this long, and gone through two regiment seasons. I purchased this product when it was new, and since then, they increased their price, and improved the product. My friend owns one of these too, and it has suited him perfectly as well. A few problems are that the lacquer wears off easily, and the keys on mine leaked after a year or so. Even though there were these problems, a quick tune up got it to perfect playing condition again. Another suggestion is replace the mouthpiece that comes with it.

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Nice sound, poor construction

I bought this tenor for my son one year ago. It has a fantastic sound if you replace the cheap mouthpiece and ligature with a decent brand. But the construction is inferior to a ...Read complete review

I bought this tenor for my son one year ago. It has a fantastic sound if you replace the cheap mouthpiece and ligature with a decent brand. But the construction is inferior to a Yamaha. I have an older Yamaha alto that has held up well over the years. In one year with the Jupiter, I've replaced pads that have fallen off, all the larger pads stick and screws keep coming loose and the finish is thin and cheap. It's wearing off quickly. The price jumped almost $300.00 from last year. I hope Jupiter made a better product.

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(89 of 157 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Pretty great!

Comments about Jupiter 787GL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone:

I've owned one of these sax's for 4 years. Sure, its had its share of problems, but its lasted this long, and gone through two regiment seasons. I purchased this product when it was new, and since then, they increased their price, and improved the product. My friend owns one of these too, and it has suited him perfectly as well. A few problems are that the lacquer wears off easily, and the keys on mine leaked after a year or so. Even though there were these problems, a quick tune up got it to perfect playing condition again. Another suggestion is replace the mouthpiece that comes with it.

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(21 of 41 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Better than ANY Yamaha

By Cassie

from Mulberry, FL

Comments about Jupiter 787GL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone:

I bought my sax, used, about 4 years ago, and its still going! It's withstood being dropped upside down and hitting the ground neck first, being scrapped across the track for marching band, and the standard running into doors and chairs and other things. I love this sax, and I've never had a problem with my pads. Last week I had to have the pad in the neck replaced because it fell out, but thats the first pad mishap I've had in four years. Jupiters maintain tone quality through both the high and low registers. I'll never play anything other than a Jupiter again!!

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(9 of 26 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Price Increase - May NOT be justified !

Comments about Jupiter 787GL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone:

I've had this tenor sax for a solid two years now, and have given it good reviews in the past, based on price of admission. After four or five months, I had a lot of loose hardware that I had to attend to, which luckily I caught it before I lost anything, but haven't had loosening hardware since. But...the nice finish just melts off the sax over time and I have found that the cork glues were inadequate. Also, some of the metal is relatively soft, so you have to be careful, especially with the F palm key. I went through a couple of mouthpieces, but since using a Selmer S80 'F' large square bore rubber mpc with a leather/fabric ligature, I got my tone. Still can't play altissimo though (mostlikely inability or ignorant to the technique). I agree with A. Schroeder's review from 1/05...if Jupiter hasn't stepped up the quality, this sax should cost less. I don't know how long this sax will last, but my financial situation changed, and I can't afford one now, so I hope it keeps on going. I have heard of problems with pads, but I've been fortunate in that respect. I've managed to fix all the minor problems I've had with this instrument with the help of my teacher, especially the time the octave key mechanism was acting up. He saved me on that one !!

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(4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Jupiter Tenor Deluxe Series

By Mayor_Ed

from Pennsylvania

Comments about Jupiter 787GL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone:

I was a little hesitant to depart from the big four (Selmer, Yamaha, Keilwerth, and Yanagisawa) in buying a tenor, but given the price, I thought I would give this one a try. It arrived from WWBW needing a few adjustments, but after that, the saxophone sang even with the stock mouthpiece. The keywork is similar to Yamaha and very smooth. All in all, I'm very pleased with this sax and recommend it highly.

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(41 of 75 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Nice sound, poor construction

By A. Schroeder

from Illinois

Comments about Jupiter 787GL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone:

I bought this tenor for my son one year ago. It has a fantastic sound if you replace the cheap mouthpiece and ligature with a decent brand. But the construction is inferior to a Yamaha. I have an older Yamaha alto that has held up well over the years. In one year with the Jupiter, I've replaced pads that have fallen off, all the larger pads stick and screws keep coming loose and the finish is thin and cheap. It's wearing off quickly. The price jumped almost $300.00 from last year. I hope Jupiter made a better product.

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(15 of 30 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Horn

By Danny-kV1I7

from Texas

Comments about Jupiter 787GL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone:

I am a freshman in high-school and have just purchased this instrument. It has a nice warm tone, even in the lower register and is very responsive. I would personally say it sounds just as good as the higher-priced Yamaha saxes. I even made All-Region band with this instrument.Great sax for a low price.

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(26 of 48 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

New Mouthpiece transforms Horn

Comments about Jupiter 787GL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone:

Even better intonation coupled horn with a Selmer S80 Model F mouthpiece. Nice full rich tone throughout the range of low Bb to high F#. Tone no longer gets thin approaching the low Bb. Nice job Jupiter.

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(5 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This Sax Rocks

By J-jXI-L

from Maryland

Comments about Jupiter 787GL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone:

I've been playing this sax for a long time, and it rocks! Buy this Sax, you'll be so happy!

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(14 of 28 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Good Inexpensive Sax

Comments about Jupiter 787GL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone:

I reviewed this sax 6 months ago. Now that I've had this sax for close to a year, and play it most every day, I'm back. It's true, there are saxes that cost two to four times this one that have a richer tone, and the low Bb doesn't quite make it, but from low B to high F# you'll do fine with a better (read = more open) mouthpiece than the one supplied with the horn, if you can coax a good tone out of a sax. I got a Rico Royal B5 and switched to a little softer Rico reed and I can get super nice tones out of the horn on a good day. Sometimes people forget that the player is a big part of an instrument. Sure, there are better quality saxes for bigger bucks, but you can't go wrong with this horn for the price.

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(5 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not all that Great

Comments about Jupiter 787GL Deluxe Tenor Saxophone:

I was spoiled. I played a 1953 King Zephyr in high school 25 years ago. It had belonged to my mother; she won several awards playing the King when she was in high school. When my son began to play, he also played on the King. Unfortunately, although we still have the King and love it, it is getting a bit worse for wear having been relacquered and placed in storage for several years, so I looked for a new sax for my son. We read the reviews posted here, and thought the Jupiter might be okay. Well, that is all the Jupiter is, okay. It is easy to play, but the Jupiter seriously lacks the beautiful tone of the King. I hope to sell our Jupiter next year and see if we can afford something a bit more professional, wish I could afford another King! If you haven't been spoiled by a really good sax, this one will do, but if you have heard really good deep mellow tones on a tenor saxophone, don't waste time and money on the Jupiter, go ahead and spend a little more for something else. I wish I had.

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