JP instruments - affordable quality
John Packer are renowned for providing starter instrument for young players wanting to pick up the flute for the very first time. This, the JP011MKII, is their second generation design. Slightly shorter than a full-size instrument, it provides a shorter reach for growing players, allowing them to progress with ease without using a curved head joint.
The entire instrument - headjoint, footjoint and keywork – are all silver plated, improving the tone of the instrument and giving it an appealing shine.
The shorter length of the JP011MKII allows players with shorter arms to reach the full keywork with ease, avoiding poor posture and encouraging good technique. A split E mechanism is provided, allowing players to reach the higher registers of the instrument without issue.
The JP011MKII is lightweight, allowing younger players to hold the flute upright for extended periods. Customer review by Sonia Fraser, Gateshead Schools' Music Service:
"I have been very surprised at the quality, tone and ease of use of these instruments. The children have managed to easily achieve a good tone and the slightly smaller size (only slight) has allowed them to gain a greater gain of control than the more well known brands without the need for a curved head piece.
Very pleased with the tone, as even on the first lesson the children were able to produce pleasing tones for their first attempt which of course has encouraged them to practice and are already making good progress.
I think these flutes are as good as any on the market for beginners and feel the children should be able to get to at least grade 4 on these instruments before any upgrade would need to be considered."
What's in the box?
The flute is supplied as an entire outfit with semi-hard case, cleaning rod and cloth. The moulded case with purpose built internal compartments provide soft cushioned protection for your instrument and the exterior of the case is equipped with a handy side pocket – perfect for those extra accessories. Complete with shoulder strap, this makes it a convenient package to transport to and from school or orchestral practices.