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John Packer JP171SW Bb Cornet

Code: 101816,101817

The JP171SW provides intermediate students an affordable instrument that features many components normally reserved for more expensive models. A Smith-Watkins design leadpipe provides unparalleled performance at a student price.

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Product details

Suitable for

Compared to our entry level JP071 model, the JP171SW is a higher specification student cornet featuring some professional components. This model is ideal for supporting beginners and developing players to quickly progress and should easily enable players to reach the middle grades. 

Our guide to buying your first cornet will help you know what to look for and explains the many features found on a cornet.

Unique benefits

The JP171SW was designed in collaboration with professional brass manufacturers Smith-Watkins and features unique Smith-Watkins components:


  • Exclusive design rose brass leadpipe
  • Coupled with a rose brass bell
  • Excellent articulation and plays with a rich, warm tone
  • High tolerance monel valves help to deliver a quick and responsive action 


All JP Instruments are covered by a comprehensive 2 year warranty against manufacturing defects. Please note this does not cover aesthetic or finish faults. For full terms & conditions visit the JP Musical Instruments website.

Supplied with

The JP171SW is supplied with a sturdy case with backpack and shoulder straps, and an outer pocket perfect for sheet music, a John Packer 4B Cornet Mouthpiece, Ultra Pure valve oil and a maintenance guide with advice to help keep your instrument in perfect order.


  • Model: JP171SW, JP171SWS
  • ​Key: Bb
  • Bell Size: 123mm (4.84")
  • Bore: Medium-Large 11.68mm (0.460")
  • Waterkeys: 2 (Lever)
  • Body: Yellow Brass
  • Finish: Lacquer (JP171SW), Silverplate (JP171SWS)
  • Lyre Box: Yes
Customer Reviews

4 Reviews

  • From a pawn shop............

    By: ,

    JP cornet with SW lead pipe bought ..yes from a pawn shop. I've played brass my entire life and at the age of 71 I was tempted at this brand new Bb cornet to while away my days....Shock and horror...this is the best cornet I have ever played and I have owned Sovereigns cornets, flugels and Getzen and Selmer professional trumpets. Connected with a Lewington McCann mouthpiece the range and tone is first class. How easy it must be for learners nowadays with quality instruments available such as this JP 'bargain' It looks good and plays good.

  • What a gem

    By: ,

    I started playing cornet just 9 months ago. I have played a Yamaha student cornet belonging to our band, but this JP model cornet is mine. Under no circumstances would I ever swap this £200 JP cornet for the £500 Yamaha. I can't fault the Yamaha's build quality but in every other respect the JP171SW is better. More 'alive', louder, quieter, easier to blow, easier to get to top G, more in tune throughout the range and with a 4B Denis Wick mouthpiece, I can get sounds that make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

    We'll done JP

  • I'm Impressed!!

    By: ,

    Had been looking for a cornet and seen a few new and pre-owned that I liked. Hadn't heard of this brand until recently when a fellow player bought it. This is a model or two below his but for the price I couldn't pass it up. It plays beautifully. Not even sure I'll replace the original mouthpiece. I WILL recommend this to anyone who ask.

  • Fantastic!

    By: ,

    I absolutely love the sound quality of this cornet with the Smith Watkins leadpipe. I am in my mid-50s and play 3rd cornet in a local brass band. Already, as a lower intermediate player I am achieving a tone and a range that I have never managed before on other instruments. Thank you so much John Packer. I would throughly recommend this fantastic instrument.


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