Designed in collaboration with professional brass manufacturers Smith-Watkins, the JP171SW benefits from professional level components. Features a specially designed Smith-Watkins rose brass leadpipe and a rose brass bell, the JP171SW offers players a warm sound with excellent articulation and sound projection. The high tolerance monel valves and 1st and 3rd slide shunts offer an easy and comfortable playing experience for players on any age.
"It was a pleasure to play the JP171SW Cornet: the instrument is easy to play and very responsive. It encompasses a clear, focused sound which projects well. I like the sound the cornet makes—it has a warm core but with enough brightness to carry. The intonation is excellent, and feels even throughout the full range and at the different dynamic levels. I think it’s a fantastic buy. It’s great that beginners will be able to play such a high quality instrument at an affordable price. In my opinion, the instrument is good enough to take a student right through from novice to professional level. A thumbs up all round!"
JP cornet with SW lead pipe bought ..yes from a pawn shop. I've played brass my entire life and at the age of 71 I was tempted at this brand new Bb cornet to while away my days....Shock and horror...this is the best cornet I have ever played and I have owned Sovereigns cornets, flugels and Getzen and Selmer professional trumpets. Connected with a Lewington McCann mouthpiece the range and tone is first class. How easy it must be for learners nowadays with quality instruments available such as this JP 'bargain' It looks good and plays good.
The JP171SW is supplied with a sturdy case with backpack and shoulder straps, and an outer pocket perfect for sheet music. Also included is a JP 4B mouthpiece, a bottle of Ultra Pure valve oil and a maintenance guide with advice to help keep your instrument in perfect order.
Rachael Parvin from the Guildhall's Centre for Young Musicians in Taunton tells her JP Story...Read more