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John Packer JP044 Eb Baritone Saxophone

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If you are looking for a baritone saxophone to learn on as a beginner or you are an established player looking to learn the baritone saxophone the JP044 is an attractive affordable option.

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Our price £2,349.29 exc. VAT

RRP: £3,363.57

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Suitable for:
If you are looking for a baritone saxophone to learn on as a beginner or you are an established player looking
Unique Benefits:
Comfortable at a roar or a whisper, the JP044 benefits from
Large flare rose brass bell producing a rich warm tone
Durability due to fully ribbed construction and strong keywork
Full baritone playing range including low A
Ability to allow you to grow as a baritone player before requiring to upgrade
Sling Ring to aid with playing comfort


Supplied with:
Supplied with the John Packer JP8044 Baritone Saxophone Case. Also included is a JP mouthpiece, cap, ligature, neck sling and reed.

Suitable for

If you are looking for a baritone saxophone to learn on as a beginner or you are an established player looking to learn the baritone saxophone the JP044 is an attractive affordable option.

Designed to perform well in various groups and ensembles, the JP044 is an ideal instrument as an introduction to the baritone saxophone.

Unique benefits

Comfortable at a roar or a whisper, the JP044 benefits from:

 

  • Large flare rose brass bell producing a rich warm tone
  • Strong keywork
  • Full baritone playing range including low A
  • Ability to allow you to grow as a baritone player before requiring to upgrade
  • Sling Ring to aid with playing comfort

 

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.‚Äč 

Supplied with

Supplied with the John Packer JP8044 Baritone Saxophone Case. Also included is a JP mouthpiece, cap, ligature, neck sling and reed.

Specification

  • Model: JP044
  • Key: Eb
  • Material: Brass
  • Keywork: Gold Lacquer
  • Mechanism: Full Keywork
  • Finish: Rose Brass
  • Lyre Box: Yes
Customer Reviews

6 Reviews

  • Extraordinary Value for Money

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    I used to pay a Selmer mark 6 baritone but had to sell it for financial reasons 20 years ago. I've just now got round to replacing it with a JP044 and I am very pleased with the result. I find the instrument very responsive over a 3 octave range and with the option of the foot for seated playing, very comfortable. The price for such a playable instrument is phenomenal. Perhaps if you're a soloist or it is your main instrument you might prefer a more expensive model but for a double it can't be beat!

  • Excellent value baritone saxophone

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    I thought I’d give you a report of my experience with my new JP044 baritone sax. Firstly, it arrived exactly when I was advised it would, many thanks for that. And thank you also for the Christmas card, very kind of you.

    I bought the JP044 principally as a backup for my Yamaha bari. I’m not a professional player but play enough bari sax to be seriously inconvenienced should anything nasty happen to my main instrument.

    The first thing that struck me is that it isn’t equipped with a floor spike as shown in the photo on the JP website. This may prove a disappointment to some purchasers. However, for me, it’s a benefit as the absence of a spike fitting means it fits perfectly in my BAM case. Incidentally, the case for the JP044 is fine, it’s sturdy and robust, more than adequate for its purpose, but the BAM case is less bulky and a touch lighter to carry.

    Unlike tenor and alto saxes (whose players generally like to avoid the low range!) the baritone sax is often required to lurk about in the notes below the stave so it’s essential that note production in this range is easy. I’m pleased to say the JP044 is excellent in this respect, anything from a roar to a whisper comes easily without forcing. Furthermore, as notes in this range involve a lot of action from the pinkies of both hands, the key action is no heavier than found on more expensive instruments.

    Tone production was uniform throughout the instrument’s range without the stuffiness in the middle upper register which blights some student baritones. Intonation is good but I initially found I had to humour notes in the high (palm keys) register a little, however, a little bit of mouthpiece readjustment and increased familiarity with the instrument resolved that.

    In fact, the only fault I found was that, after several hours play, some of the screws securing the rollers in the pinky keys had worked loose, almost ready to drop out. Fortunately this was spotted before the screws were irretrievably lost and they’ve remained secure since retightening.

    So, all in all, I’m satisfied with my new instrument, it feels and performs well, I’m happy to alternate it with my Yamaha at any time. The rose brass bell section is attractive without being ostentatiously different.

  • Michael Webb reviews JP044 Baritone saxophone

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    I am having a blast with my JP044 Baritone sax. I upgraded the mouthpiece with a Eugene Rosseau jazz medium chamber. This is the first bari with a low A that I have ever owned. JP instruments score high in the value factor.

  • Value Baritone

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    I will need to add another review later. I've only been blowing it for 2 hours. It arrived on time, thank you. It makes a wonderful sound, The bottom register is fabulous. I'm having a few difficulties with middle D, it is overblowing an octave sometimes, but maybe I just have to get used to it. My Tenor is a P Mauriat 66 without rolled tone holes, and it is really good, I have an Otto Link 5 mouthpiece on the Tenor, and a Yamaha 5C on the Baritone currently using Vandoren 2.5s on both. In time I will do some trials on other mouthpieces. So far so good.

    I am going to keep a close eye on screws coming loose, but that is only because I am paranoid that at this price it is too good to be true!

  • Update

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    After 3 months I am even more impressed; I can't stop playing it. I am hoping to get Stephen Howard to do a review soon and any modifications that may prolong its life if necessary. Despite being crazy about it, I am playing the Tenor more too so win win. This instrument is fun and does not restrict my playing in any way.

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