JP Rath Collaboration celebrates 10 years

JP Rath collaboration celebrates 10 years! 

This summer we're celebrating the 10th birthday of our JP231 Rath Trombone.


The JP231 Rath was the first instrument born from our collaboration with Michael Rath of Rath Trombones. Growing from a Bb Tenor Trombone, the range now encompasses nine trombones (Bb, Bb/F and Bass Trombones) and - owing to Michael Rath's earlier experience working with French horns at Paxmans - three French Horns! 

From orchestras and opera houses, Broadway to the West End, film and television studios, to pop and commercial groups, brass bands, wind bands, jazz, big bands, funk groups, and so many other genres and ensembles, instruments made by Michael Rath are found in almost every conceivable musical situation requiring a trombone.

Working together and sharing skills and experiences, the JP Rath range of instruments represent the perfect balance between Rath components and craftsmanship blended together with the high value to performance ratio associated with JP Musical Instruments. 

Since its introduction to the market the 231 has been used widely on stage in professional settings; and has received consistent rave reviews from education establishments, professionals and music publications. 


Although priced at a student level, JP Rath instruments offer much more than student level performance and are unparalleled in the performance that they offer the player. 

JP231RATH L instrument shot

JP231 Rath Features: 

The JP231Rath is set apart from other intermediate level trombones by its high specification to price ratio. Features include:

  • Excellent articulation and sound projection; this stems from the specially designed Michael Rath leadpipe
  • Constructed from high grade 80:20 brass which gives it a bright tone
  • 8" bell and .525" medium large bore giving players great projection and superior articulation throughout the range  
  • Resembles a fully professional Rath model and is available in numerous finishes, from silverplate and lacquer, to frosted gold, satin and black.

Visit the JP231 Rath trombone page

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