The JP045 Eb alto saxophone is ideal for beginners or for those wanting to source their own instrument at an affordable price. This saxophone is designed to take the player through into the middle grades and provide an introduction into saxophone playing.
There are many features on the JP045 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.
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 the provided sling or harness.
The appearance of the JP045 has been enhanced with extra engraving, abalone pearls and a range of modern finishes.
Frankly I'm stunned. It plays better than most saxes that cost ten times as much and outclasses anything else in a similar price range. I'll be using it tonight in "The Drowsy Chaperone" show in the west end. Tomorrow I'm recording some music for the new Dreamworks film called "Bee Movie" and on Sunday I'm playing in the Concert for Diana at Wembley Stadium. I shall be using the JP045 on each job and am looking forward to it - it's great!
I am tremendously pleased with the JP045 Alto I bought from you a few months ago. I've been playing an early Selmer super action 80, for the last fifteen years - Pasadena Roof Orchestra, RNT, RSC, West end, sessions, bar mitzfas weddings and funerals, and am now using the JP horn. I tried one on a gig I was doing with James Mainwaring , and went home and ordered one the same night. I've been using it ever since and now prefer it to the Selmer. I've got a lovely 1958 Mk 6 tenor but am anxious to compare your horn, these days every time you have to fly with instruments it gets nerve-racking and precarious. Your Tenor will have to be good to rival mine , but if it's anything like the Alto I will be very Happy!
The JP045 is supplied in a hard case which has D rings, John Packer JP6041 Alto Sax Eb Mouthpiece Black, cap, ligature, JP "Well slung" sling and reed.
Pro player Pete Long gives an eye-opening demo on the infamous JP045 alto saxophone - one of many musical triumphs from John Packer Ltd. High quality student instrument beautifully finished. Supplied with novice friendly mouthpiece, reed, ligature, mouthpiece cap, pull-through, sling and back pack case.
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