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The saxophone was invented in 1846 by Belgian instrument maker, Adolph Sax. He wanted to create an instrument that would be the most powerful and vocal of the woodwinds, and the most adaptive of the brass, an instrument that would fill the vacant middle ground between the two sections. Despite being made of brass it is still a woodwind instrument and is a transposing member of the single reed family. It has four common variants: soprano (Bb); alto (Eb); tenor (Bb) and baritone (Eb). As specialists we carry a broad range of both new and used saxophones for sale encompassing Selmer, Jupiter, Yanagisawa, Trevor James, Yamaha, Cannonball, and our own JP range.

Please click on the images below to further explore the wide range of saxophones we stock.

The JP Range of Saxophones

We are passionate about making high quality saxophones and are always developing our instruments to further improve their performance. All of our saxophones are designed with ease of play, reliability and high sound quality in mind. Our whole range is manufactured using premium quality brass (80:20) and high class components (blue steel springs, Italian leather pads etc.) to ensure high performance, versatility, consistency and reliability. Our workshop is continually working to improve the design of the JP saxophone range which has recently seen a large amount of praise from saxophonists working professionally in the industry. Pete Long, session musician had this to say:

“These new saxophones are re-defining how we go to work. Never before has it been possible to a full professional level on anything other than a ‘professional’ standard instrument. This is a professional level instrument.”

The video below shows Pete Long reviewing the JP245, and includes a look at the instruments looks as well as sound. This alto saxophone is one of the most popular instruments amongst our customers. You’ll find other reviews and videos on each instrument page in the ‘See & Hear’ tab. We sell our JP range of saxophones alongside a wide variety of other instruments from a range of makers. We are unbiased in our advise and will always recommend an instrument that is best suited for your ability and needs rather than one of our own brand. To view the whole range of JP saxophones we have for sale, visit the JP saxophone page.

Saxophone Maintenance

Like any other instrument, saxophones require a good level of maintenance to ensure they continue to shine, in sound and looks, for years to come. For those looking for guidance why not visit our saxophone maintenance guide with some helpful tips and tricks to keep your instrument in good working order. If you want to see exactly how it’s done have a look at our ‘How to maintain your Saxophone’ video from Gary Dickinson, our workshop manager. Do remember if you have any query, no matter how small, our workshop team is always there to help. Got a technical problem? Call 01823 338517 or email workshop@johnpacker.co.uk.

Secondhand and Ex-Demo Saxophones

We also stock a large range of used saxophones for sale including everything from JP to Selmer, Yanagisawa and many others. See our second hand and ex-demo saxophones for sale page for further information. If you are looking for something in particular, please contact Andy Still, Saxophone Specialist on 01823 282386 or email andy@johnpacker.co.uk.