John Packer JP191 Shortreach Bassoon

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John Packer JP191 Shortreach Bassoon

Code: 101854

The JP191 short reach C bassoon is ideal for new players with smaller hand spans who cannot manage the weight, or stretch, of a full size model. This bassoon is designed to get the player through the lower grades before a full size model is required. 

Unique benefits

The silver plated short reach mechanism allows players of a younger age to start learning the bassoon and offers durability. The maple body adds a warmer tone and a redesigned bell enhances projection and allows the bassoon to be stored in a smaller case. A playing spike and sling ring provides the opportunity to make the instrument lighter and increase playing comfort.

Product benefits


  • Model: JP191
  • Key: C
  • Material: Maple
  • Keywork: Silver Plated
  • Mechanism: Short Reach
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Lyre Box: No
  • Instrument Weight: 3.5Kg (7lb 12oz)
  • Weight with case: 7.5Kg (16lb 8oz)
  • Box Dimensions: 74x39x17cm (29x15x7in)
  • Boxed weight: 8.72Kg (9lb 4oz)


John Packer JP191 Bassoon review

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Having tested the new John Packer short-reach bassoon, I was delighted by its design, intonation and quality of tone - so much so that I immediately ordered 10 for use in Primary schools in Northants. Having an open hole at the top makes them an ideal stepping stone for moving on to a full-sized instrument later. The keywork is well designed, lies comfortably under a small hand and appears to be robustly constructed. They are free blowing and produce a tone comparable with instruments costing twice as much.

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Supplied with

The JP191 is supplied in a fabric case with a large exterior pocket and small interior space for storage of accessories and sheet music. D rings allow for either backpack or shoulder straps to be used for ease of transportation. Good quality YKK zips are used on this case for increased durability.

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