The JP021 is an excellent value full size Bb clarinet. It has been designed with the beginner in mind but is capable of making a professional sound as the video below proves. As a result, it's become enormously popular with advanced players and students alike.
As with all John Packer outfits construction is solid, and the great attention to detail helps the instrument rival much pricier alternatives. Because of their huge range, clarinets require precisely calculated shapes and measurements to find a suitable compromise between tuning and tone. As a student instrument, the JP021 is designed to have the best possible intonation and comes with 2 tuning barrels. The sacrifice in tone is negligible to all but the most professional players.
It's made of ebonite, a type of hard rubber which has been used to make instruments for more than 150 years. While this is a little heavier than wood, it is not affected by temperature and humidity making it an ideal 'learning instrument' material, and an adjustable thumb rest and sling hook will make sure young players find it comfortable to hold.
The outfit includes everything you'll need to get started including a John Packer mouthpiece, mouthpiece cap, ligature, reed, and high quality lightweight carry case.