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John Packer Intermediate Alto Saxophone JP245

SKU: JPIASMJO'Malley Musical Instruments
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Product Description

The JP Intermediate Alto Saxophone JP245 is a well-made Eb Alto Saxophone which, through an extensive period of research and development, has achieved a level of performance usually reserved for instruments much more expensive. This new design JP instrument is solidly built and "has a very positive and crisp action and produces a well balanced spread of sound with a full bodied and defined lower register" (Read the whole Jazzwise Magazine review in the "What the experts say" tab). The JP245 has garnered much praise from many experts within in the industry who have described it "extraordinarily good value for money" and as having "excellent Intonation and a dynamic range that is nothing short of remarkable for an instrument at this price point."

The high grade 80:20 brass construction of the JP245 contributes towards it's sound, especially at home within big band horn sections. The instrument also features many high specification elements such as an underslung 8ve mechanism, blue steel springs and a high F# and front F keys. Well crafted, the instrument is durable and robust with a fully ribbed construction and a double spine on B & C. Italian leather pads and resonator pads are equipped as standard.

The JP245 is supplied with everything that is needed to get a new player started including a JP Mouthpiece, lightweight case and starter accessory pack including mouthpiece cap, ligature and JP reed. 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 storage pocket accessible from the outside suitable for storing small accessories and sheet music.

Manufactured to a high quality standard as is expected with all JP Instruments, The JP245 Eb Alto Saxophone is guaranteed for 12 months against faulty manufacturing or materials and is fully tested prior to sale.

JP Intermediate Alto Saxophone JP245 Unique benefits

There are many features on the JP245 that are present on professional models, a fully ribbed construction and double spine on B & C keys provides additional strength. An underslung octave mechanism also improves instrument reliability, whilst blue steel springs are rust resistant with better tension memory. The high grade 80:20 brass construction of the JP245 contributes towards a full sound and the ability greater projection. Italian leather pads create a great seal that translates into a fuller sound that is more responsive which lasts longer than conventional pads.

The instrument also features High F# and Front F keys and a floating plate design for the little finger (left hand) cluster, this aids faster movement once players have become proficient. An adjustable thumb rest allows a more natural and comfortable hand position to be achieved.

A sling ring also provides the opportunity to make the instrument even lighter with the use of the provided sling or harness.  The appearance of the JP245 has been enhanced with elaborate engraving and white pearl touch-pieces.