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John Packer JP181 Oboe (Dual System) (EX DEMO A)

Code: E401577

Featuring a high level of specification for a student model, the JP181 comes highly recommended by Max Spiers of the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.

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Our price £1,663.67 exc. VAT

RRP: £2,371.44

Pay On Finance (subject to status)

Loan value:£1,796.76
11 Monthly Repayments:£157.52
Final Payment:£157.52
APR Representative:9.9%
Total Amount Repayable:£2,089.88

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Purchase Price:£250.00
Amount of Credit:£225.00
Total Repayable:£261.64
Rate of Interest (Fixed):9.9%
12 Monthly Payments:£15.78
Agreement Duration:12 Months

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Product details

Ex Demo items have been on display in our store or at an exhibition, and as a result may have minor cosmetic imperfections which do not affect the sound or playability of the instrument. Ex Demo B instruments will have had more use or maybe suffered minor damage during shipping, which has been subsequently been fixed. Any imperfections will be cosmetic and will have no detriment to the sound or playability of the instrument. All Ex demo instruments will be covered by our standard warranty however we reserve to the right to exclude any claims resulting from the ex-demo sale condition/imperfection/defect.​

Suitable for

The John Packer JP181 oboe is a natural step up for a student moving from less advanced models such as the JP081 and similar. Due the higher specification for a student model, this oboe would be ideal for a student training to reach higher grades.

Unique benefits

A very popular Oboe, which comes highly recommended by Max Spiers of the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, features a resin body, a strong silver plated keywork with plateau keys which enables a more natural hand position. The keywork is a full dual system including a left hand ‘F’. Other features include lightweight construction from resin, an adjustable thumb rest to accommodate most hand sizes.

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 JP181 is supplied with a John Packer JP8181 Oboe Case and accessory pack containg cork grease and cleaning cloth.


  • Key: C
  • Material: Resin
  • Keywork: Silver Plated
  • Mechanism: Dual System
  • Finish: Black
  • Lyre Box: No
  • Additional Features: Lightweight, Adjustable thumb rest, Left hand ‘F’
  • Supplied With: Cork grease and cleaning cloth, JP8181 Oboe Case
Customer Reviews

1 Review

  • Surprisingly good!

    By: ,

    Having played for 50 years, starting as an army bandsman, I was looking for an oboe which was lighter than the ones I had played, yet without sacrificing any keywork. (Buffet, Moennig, Howarth, Kreul and Ward & Winterborne - all well established makes). This JP181 seemed to be a good deal, and what a surprise! I was expecting a cheap ‘copy’ but was astonished and convinced after the first few notes that this instrument could produce a wonderfully rich and sonorous sound. The keywork is well balanced, and it speaks pp to ff very easily throughout the range. I am more than happy with this instrument. Not wood, but equally as good (if not better than some!). A very affordable instrument and good value for such a resonant sound.
    Well recommended.


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