John Packer JP042 Saxophone - Tenor gold
You may be a student looking for their first Sax, or a player looking for a competitively priced instrument that competes on features and build, but has a price tag that is more attractive than the heavily marketed brands out there.
John Packer may have the answer....
The JP042 Bb alto saxophone is ideal for you beginners or players wanting to source your own instrument at an affordable price. This saxophone is designed to take the player through the lower grades and provide an introduction into saxophone playing.
Why John Packer?
✓ UK DESIGNED
✓ QUEEN'S AWARD WINNERS
✓ EXCEPTIONAL VALUE
✓ LARGEST SUPPLIER OF STUDENT BRASS & WOODWIND INSTRUMENTS IN THE UK
✓OVER 40 YEARS EXPERIENCE
Over 250,000 JP instruments sold globally in over 50 countries - they’re doing something right. . .
There are many features on the JP042 that are present on more professional models, a fully ribbed construction and double spine on B & C keys provides additional strength.
An underslung octave mechanism also improves instrument reliability whilst blue steel springs are rust resistant with better tension memory.
Italian leather pads create a great seal that translates into a fuller sound that is more responsive which lasts longer than conventional pads.
Resonator pads also improves projection and gives the tone more depth. The instrument also features High F# and Front F keys and a floating plate design for the little finger (left hand) cluster, this aids faster movement once players have become more proficient.
An adjustable thumb rest allows a more natural and comfortable hand position to be achieved. A sling ring also provides the opportunity to make the instrument even lighter with the use of the provided sling or harness.
The appearance of the JP042 has been enhanced with engraving, abalone pearls and a range of modern finishes.
- Model: JP042G
- Key: Bb
- Material: Brass
- Mechanism: Full Keywork
- Finish: Gold Lacquer + keywork (JP042G)
- Mouthpiece: JP
- Lyre Box: Yes
- Instrument Weight: 3.74Kg (8lb 4oz)
- Weight with case: 8.42Kg (18lb 9oz)
- Box Dimensions: 90x25x38cm (35x10x15in)
- Boxed weight: 10.08Kg (22lb 4oz)
The JP042 is supplied in a hard case which has D rings that can facilitate a shoulder strap for ease of transportation along with a JP mouthpiece, cap, ligature, JP "Well slung" sling and reed.