John Packer JP245 Eb Alto Saxophone

John Packer JP245 Eb Alto Saxophone

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The JP245 is solidly built and “has a very positive, crisp action and produces a well
balanced spread of sound with a full bodied and defined lower register”. The JP245 has garnered much praise from many experts within in the industry who have described it as “extraordinarily good value for money” and as having “excellent Intonation and a dynamic range that is nothing short of remarkable for an instrument at this price point.”


JP245 Alto Saxophone


Instrument:                       JP245 Alto saxophone


Price level: Intermediate                                                 Performance guide level: Step up/professional


Key: Eb


Features:                                                                                             Benefits:


  • High grade 80:20 brass                                                      For durability and sound quality
  • Underslung 8ve mechanism                                             For reliability
  • Floating plate design for little finger (LH) cluster       Aids fast movement
  • Full ribbed construction                                                   For strength, durability and extra resonance
  • ‘Abalone’ pearls                                                                   To enhance appearance
  • Italian leather pads                                                             More waterproof so more reliable
  • Blue steel springs                                                               Rust resistant with better tension memory
  • Double spine on B & C                                                       For strength and reliability
  • Resonator pads                                                                    For enhanced projection and tonal depth
  • Adjustable thumb rest                                                        Increases playing comfort
  • Adjustable back stops                                                        For easier adjustment and faster servicing
  • G#/Bb & F/F# independent adjustment                        Adds strength and rigidness and reliability
  • Lyre box                                                                                For marching
  • Mechanism includes: High F#, Front F


Accessories:                       High quality ‘shaped’ lightweight case with backpack straps and shoulder strap, ‘easy blow’ mouthpiece, mouthpiece cap, ligature, reed and supportive sling


Variations:                          Nil

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Benefits for Customer:


  • Very resonant and responsive due to professional design
  • Reliable
  • Complete package
  • Professional spec
  • High performance:cost ratio

 Applications and Characteristics:


This is an all new design from JP. Designed as an intermediate alto saxophone; well-made and capable of playing to a high standard. It is supplied with a ‘student friendly’ mouthpiece and responds well to the addition of a professional mouthpiece which will substantially increase its performance capacity.


Weight and Dimensions:


6kg 66x20x31cms (single) 13kg 69x43x34cms (multiple)