The JP043 Bb soprano saxophone is a straight bodied saxophone that is ideal for both learners or existing players looking for a second instrument at an affordable price.
This saxophone is designed to take the player through the lower grades, provide an introduction into saxophone playing and allows players to explore the soprano sax solo, band and sax choir repertoire.
There are many features on the JP043 that are present on more professional models. Two crooks, one curved and one straight offer a choice of angle to increase comfort.
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 front F, high F# and high G 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.
The appearance of the JP043 has been enhanced with engraving, abalone pearls and a range of modern finishes.
- Key: Bb
- Material: Brass
- Mechanism: Full Keywork
- Finish: Gold Lacquer + keywork (JP043G)
- Finish: Vintage + keywork (JP043V)
- Finish: Black with Gold keywork (JP043B)
- Finish: Rose Brass + keywork (JP043R)
- Finish: Silver Plated + keywork (JP043S)
- Finish: Black with Silver keywork (JP043BS)
- Finish: Antique (JP043A)
- Mouthpiece: JP
- Lyre Box: No
- Instrument Weight: 1.38Kg (3lb 1oz)
JP043 Soprano Saxophone Bb
- Underslung 8ve mechanism - For reliability
Floating plate design for little finger (LH) cluster - Aids fast movement
'Abalone' pearls - To enhance appearance
Blue steel springs - Rust resistant with better tension memory
Italian leather pads - More waterproof so more reliable
Resonator pads - For enhanced projection and tonal depth
Adjustable thumb rest - Increase playing comfort
Adjustable back stops - For easier adjustment and faster servicing
G#/Bb & F/F# independent adjustment - Adds strength, rigidity and reliability
Mechanism includes: Front F, High F# High G