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John Packer wooden clarinets - new products for 2020!


Fresh for NAMM 2020, our John Packer brand has a new range of wooden clarinets. 


Three new wooden clarinets have been introduced to the JP range of woodwind. The previous Bb & Eb clarinets have had extensive revisions, and now have a matching A model, with the same high specification. 


What's new?

  • Wooden tenon rings
  • Metal capped tenons 
  • Reinforced shaped barrel
  • Quality engraving
  • Ringless heavweight bell
  • Polycylindrical bore
  • New professional case

The clarinets will still feature adjustable thumb rests, heavily silver-plated keywork, and come with an easy blow mouthpiece, and essential accessory package.

Inlaid metal tenon on the bell Inlaid metal tenon on the barrel  Metal capped joints Turned ends

The poly-cylindrical bore is an attribute more often seen in top end clarinets. The poly-cylindrical bore (where it flares in stages), gives the clarinet a warmer/rounder sound as opposed to a focussed sound that you'd get with a standard cylindrical bore, found on student models. The clarinet has increased resonance and depth of sound thanks to the chunky bell and the distinctive shaped barrel.

Because wooden clarinets present a cracking risk, the John Packer models have inlaid metal tenons on all the joints, including the barrel, where it runs the entire length.



The new clarinets will be in Bb, A and Eb. All will be debuted at the largest global music festival NAMM 2020, in California.

Here's some more pictures of the Bb...


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These wooden clarinets will join the existing JP harmony range of  Eb, C and bass clarinets; all of which are already widely used by teachers and schools worldwide.


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