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The JP042 Bb tenor saxophone is ideal for beginners or for those wanting to source their own instrument at an affordable price. This saxophone is designed to take the player through the lower grades and provide an introduction into saxophone playing.     

There are many features on the JP042 that are present on more professional models, a fully ribbed construction and double spine on B & C keys provides additional strength.

An underslung octave mechanism also improves instrument reliability whilst blue steel springs are rust resistant with better tension memory.

Italian leather pads create a great seal that translates into a fuller sound that is more responsive which lasts longer than conventional pads.

Resonator pads also improves projection and gives the tone more depth. The instrument also features High F# and Front F keys and a floating plate design for the little finger (left hand) cluster, this aids faster movement once players have become more proficient.

An adjustable thumb rest allows a more natural and comfortable hand position to be achieved. A sling ring also provides the opportunity to make the instrument even lighter with the use of the provided sling or harness.  

The appearance of the JP042 has been enhanced with engraving, abalone pearls and a range of modern finishes.

  • Key: Bb
  • Material: Brass
  • Mechanism: Full Keywork
  • Finish: Gold Lacquer + keywork (JP042G)
  • Finish: Vintage + keywork (JP042V)
  • Finish: Rose Brass + keywork (JP042R)
  • Finish: Black with Gold keywork (JP042BG)
  • Finish: Silver Plated + keywork (JP042S)
  • Finish: Black with Silver keywotk (JP042S)
  • Finish: Antique (JP042A)
  • Mouthpiece: JP
  • Lyre Box: Yes
  • Instrument Weight: 3.74Kg (8lb 4oz)


JP042 Tenor Saxophone Bb - Choose finish

  • Floating plate design for little finger (LH) cluster - Aids faster movement
    Full ribbed construction - For strength, durability and extra resonance
    'Abalone pearls - To enhance appearance
    Italian leather pads - More waterproof so more reliable
    Blue steel springs - Rust resistant with better tension memory
    Double spine on B & C - For strength and reliability
    Resonator pads - For enhanced projection and tonal depth
    Adjustable thumb rest - Increasing player comfort
    Adjustable back stops - For easier adjustment and faster servicing
    G#/Bb & F/F# independent adjustment - Adds strength and rigidness and reliability
    Lyre box - For marching
    Mechanism includes: High F#, Front F
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