The JP123 Eb clarinet is ideal for young beginners who cannot manage the weight or more complex key-work of the standard Bb models. This clarinet is capable of taking the player into the entry level grades before a standard model is required.
Our guide to buying your first clarinet will help you know what to look for and explains the different features that can be found on a clarinet.
This clarinet benefits from having a rich warm sound generated by the ebonite body and because of the reduced keywork makes this our smallest and lightest clarinet. By missing off some of the alternative keys it removes the complexity from learning whilst maintaining the note range. This keywork is finished in a strong nickel plate which makes this a reliable instrument for use at home or in the classroom environment.
The latest arrival is the John Packer 123 Clarinet a “simple system” Eb instrument, made from ebonite with nickel plated key work. The quality is impressive and it blows so well. What is meant by “simple system” in this context is that there is no left hand fourth finger F/C key, no forks for Eb/Bb and B/F# and no trill keys. The fourth finger keys present will encourage the development of good finger technique right from the beginning. The instrument is supplied in a compact zipped cloth case with shoulder strap.
Included as part of the outfit is a standard JP student mouthpiece which is responsive and free-blowing. The fabric case is compact and is pocketed in order to store small accessories. Also included is a pull-through in order to maintain the clarinet at home.