The JP321 is ideal for advancing clarinet players looking to upgrade their plastic beginners instrument .The affordable price makes it more desirable than other comparable, more expensive wooden models.
This clarinet is capable of taking the player up through the higher grades and offer a high level of performance.
A unique feature of the JP321 Bb clarinet is the grenadilla wooden body as this creates a warm and dark tone. The bright silver plated key-work is strong and offers greater reliability.
With an adjustable thumb-rest and sling hook attachmentplayers can find their optimum position for comfort.
With a sleek and stylish new design, the JP321 has widened silver tennon rings and a modern ringless bell. Unique to this model, the use of new cupped pad technology creates an improved seal which makes the JP321 free-blowing and pure in sound. This is especially noticeable around the usually troublesome throat notes.
This new clarinet from JP Musical Instruments has impressed me with its combination of sophisticated keywork and overall evenness of sound projection.
The precision keywork will enable fluency and agility in virtuosic playing and will enhance and make easier general technique. This clarinet produces a warm, slightly dark sound and produces a variety of colours throughout all the registers. It also has good clarity, especially around the throat notes.
I thoroughly enjoyed playing this clarinet and I recommend it highly.
Included as part of the outfit is a JP student mouthpiece which is responsive and free-blowing.
The fabric case is compact with an outside pocket which can store small accessories. The shoulder strap offers greater ease of portability. Also included is a pull-through, ligature + cap set, cork grease and a reed.