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Calling Jupiter experts...I was wanting to know the history around the sas Jupiters. I understand that they were made for a few years in the mid eightys in Taiwan. Were Jupiter making SAS and JAS horns at the same time and if so, what was the difference... (was it just 'marketing' perhaps?)
 

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Jupiter sax production started about 1985 and the bell was engraved with "made by K.H.S.Musical Instrument Co. Ltd."
The alto sax was designated as SAS followed by the model 5xx, 6xx or 7xx. From about 1991, the bell was just engraved with "Jupiter" and the alto sax was designated as JAS. The tenor sax was STS and JTS. There are several websites that outline the model and serial number range for each year.
 

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Thanks for that. My question came about as I have been offered a 1988 SAS 465.

My tenor is a 1990 JTS 687 with the KHS engraving. As the SAS is a 400 series in the days when the top model was the 700 series, logic suggests it is equal to a 500 series now... but as the 500's are now made in China (granted at a KHS factory so better than ave) and the old 400 is Taiwan KHS...

OK... I know the usual answer! Just blow the thing and see:cheers:
 
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