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John Packer JP251SW Bb Trumpet

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This reliable JP model represents the perfect balance of high performance at an attractive price and has achieved a wide reputation across the UK and abroad for the value that it offers musicians.

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Our price £760.69 exc. VAT

RRP: £1,106.68

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Product details

Suitable for

A perfect balance of high level performance at an attractive price, the JP251SW is a popular choice for schools and students and has been designed for the developing player to tackle the mid-to-late grade exams. The JP251SW is also no stranger to the professional market and is used frequently on stage in professional settings, from Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra to various shows in London's West End.

Unique benefits

The JP251SW has been carefully designed in collaboration with Dr Richard Smith of Smith-Watkins to ensure the instrument benefits from the same attention to detail as Smith-Watkins instruments.

The excellent articulation and sound projection stem from the exclusively designed Smith-Watkins leadpipe which sets the JP251SW apart from other intermediate level trumpets.


  • Constructed from high grade 80:20 brass to ensure a bright tone
  • Monel piston valves
  • Adjustable 1st and 3rd valve slides to assist on the tuning of the more difficult notes.
  • Attractively designed, this instrument resembles a fully professional Smith-Watkins model and is available in many different finishes for that personal touch.
  • The JP251SW is one of our most popular mid-range models and a fantastic choice for any player.

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 JP251SW is supplied in a hard protective case with metal clasps, and comes with a JP 5C mouthpiece, bottle of Ultra-Pure valve oil and a maintenance guide to help you keep your instrument in top playing order.


  • Model: JP251SWL, JP251SWS, JP251SWST, JP251SWB, JP251SWR, JP251SWRS 
  • ​Key: Bb
  • Bell Size: 123mm (4.84")
  • Bore: Medium-Large 11.65mm (0.459")
  • Waterkeys: 2 (Lever)
  • Body: High Grade 80:20 Brass
  • Finish: Lacquer (JP251SWL), Silverplate (JP251SWS), Satin (JP251SWST), Black Lacquer (JP251SWB), Rose Brass (JP251SWR), Silverplated Rose Brass (JP251SWRS)
  • Lyre Box: No
Customer Reviews

2 Reviews

  • Smooth Satin trumpet

    By: ,

    Purchased the Satin mode 251 and after over 12 months of daily playing, I can say now as of from the first week that for the money it is well spent on this item.
    The trumpet design weight and feel suit me, coupled with a quality hard transport carry case and as a beginner trumpet player this is an affordable Intermediate level model, with fixed third slide ring which I wanted. As an adult the lack of slide adjustment doesn't matter and can become permanently wobbly/lose as previously experienced by myself on another trumpet.
    The finish is pretty good but not a1 due to 2 small areas missed with the finish, but attention to detail such as little rubber washers on the slides, fancy valve tops, Monel piston valves for durability and a Smith Watkins leadpipe more than make up for this, I am very fussy. The trumpet still looks good because the lacquered finish is holding up well, but I do tend to look after my instruments.
    Sound can be described as bright and cuts through in a band environment nicely, sounds also particularly sweet when a Denis Wick protruding mute is used.
    In summary 5*, this trumpet is regularly used and enjoyed, the only downside common with many trumpets is trying to re thread the bottom fiddly caps, x2 of the 3 are more time consuming when having to remove excess water build up.

  • Far surpassed any expectations

    By: ,

    Since I’ve been using a “beginners” trumpet for about eighteen months now, (a reputable brand name instrument) I felt it was time to upgrade to intermediate level, having read numerous reviews for various trumpets, I chose the JP, I have to say this instrument has way and by far surpassed any expectations I may have had, considering the price tag. I think it is extremely well-made instrument, with great attention to detail, Intonation in particular is excellent. Hardy surprising then, that professional people are using this beautifully made trumpet.
    Finally, I have to say the JP251SW has brought my trumpet playing to an entirely different level, to say I am absolutely delighted with it is an understatement…


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