I know that a lot of people keep saying not to discount Jupiter as an option. They are definitely better than they were when I began teaching in the mid 90's. They are definitely better than certain other brands. But as a whole I still don't care for them. Even beginner instruments are an investment. I would choose something better if given the opportunity.
Here is what I have found: you will never go wrong with Yamaha on anything. They make the most consistent instruments at every level. There are other brands that can be as good, or even preferred (I still love Conn 8D Horns). But if you buy a Yamaha anything, it will be a quality instrument. And many of their instruments really are the best. To this day, nobody can touch their saxophones, especially the beginner lines. I have also grown very fond of their clarinets and trumpets. LOVE their euphoniums. Marching instruments are great also. Percussion is solid.
When parents ask, I almost always recommend Yamaha if they can swing it.