John Packer JP230 Rath Bb Tenor Trombone

  • Advanced
  • Key Bb
  • 102177
JP230 RATH instrument shot lacquer




John Packer JP230 Rath Bb Tenor Trombone

Code: 102074,102177

The JP230 Rath would be suitable for a progressing player and would be suited to playing in wind bands and concert bands, as well as performing in jazz ensembles or big bands. They are characterised by a professional standard of workmanship and a very high level of performance. Often compared with professional models, the JP230 Rath competes extremely well against more expensive instruments from top makers. The JP230 Rath and JP Rath range as a whole benefit from exactly the same manufacturing processes to slide and bell as Michael Rath's own handmade instruments ensuring customers a truly spectacular result. 

Unique benefits

The JP230 Rath Bb Trombone is the collaborative result of Michael Rath's famed craftsmanship and John Packer's respected range of brass and woodwind. The JP Rath trombones have generated a lot of positive comments and are now in demand across the globe. The JP230 Rath features a unique and exclusively designed Michael Rath leadpipe and is created from high grade 80:20 brass throughout. A 7.5" bell and .500" medium bore is included as standard giving players great projection and superior articulation throughout the range. A truly spectacular trombone.

Product benefits


  • Model: JP230 Rath
  • Key: Bb
  • Bell size: High Grade Brass 190.5mm (7.5")
  • Bore: Medium 12.70mm (.500")
  • Water Key: Lever 1
  • Body: High Grade Brass
  • Finish: Lacquer (JP230 Rath)
  • Finish: Silver Plated (JP230S Rath)
  • Lyre Box: No
  • Mouthpiece: Yes
  • Leadpipe: MIchael Rath leadpipe
  • Instrument Weight: 1.44Kg (3lb 3oz)
  • Weight with case: 6.58Kg (14lb 8oz)
  • Box Dimensions: 96x28x33cm (38x11x13in)
  • Boxed weight: 7.8Kg (17lb 3oz)


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I am an adult enjoying playing in my church orchestra at a high level of difficulty (Nashville is Music City). I have owned several good horns but this JP is my favorite. So smooth and easy to play . After 18 months my opinion of this instrument has only gotten stronger. Sitting with professional trombonist, I will never feel inferior because of my choice of horns.

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Supplied with

The JP230 Rath Bb Trombone is supplied with a JP606 mouthpiece and lightweight case. The case is well designed to be robust yet lightweight and to provide as much protection to your instrument as possible. It is equipped with backpack straps and a comfortable shoulder strap as standard and also includes a small external storage pocket enabling players a suitable place for storing small accessories and sheet music. 

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