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Great cornet models on show from John Packer

John Packer Ltd has some great ex-demonstration model cornets up for grabs

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  The large bore JP371SW cornet is up for grabs from John Packer

If you are looking for a bargain for your band room then John Packer has a limited number of excellent ex-demonstration JP model cornets available.


Models include the JP071 — a great beginner cornet that is a favourite within the UK education market.

Also available as an ex-demonstration JP271SW; super resonant with its one-piece bell and free-blowing owing to the Smith-Watkins designed leadpipe.

Finally, the large bore JP371SW (above) — also with a leadpipe designed by Richard Smith of Smith-Watkins. This is a remarkable instrument at its price, capable of a fully professional performance.

the large bore JP371SW (above) — also with a leadpipe designed by Richard Smith of Smith-Watkins. This is a remarkable instrument at its price, capable of a fully professional performance4BR


All instruments come with the standard two year mechanical warranty and are available as strictly first come first served.

Browse all the JP Cornets and see how much you could save here: https:/­/­www.johnpacker.co.uk/­shop/­brass-instruments/­cornet/­sort/­title/­instrument/­Cornet/­brand/­jp

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For further help advice you can speak directly to our Brass Department on 01823 282386.

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