There are many features on the JP041 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. 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 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 a provided sling or harness.
The name Packer on any instrument, means excellence in construction. As with this instrument. This was played by a skilled friend. He could not believe that it could be improved, even with a dearer mouthpiece. When I - an amateur tried, everything just fell into place. It is the "friendliest" Sax I have ever played. Cannot go for a five until I try a different mouthpiece.
The JP041 is supplied in a pocketed case which can facilitate either a shoulder strap or backpack straps for ease of transportation along with a JP mouthpiece, cap, ligature, JP "Well slung" sling and reed.
Jon Ford playing the John Packer JP041 Eb Alto Saxophone
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