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John Packer Curvy Soprano Saxophone in Black / Gold

Jobylou

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I am selling my 6 month old John Packer Curvy Saxophone, it is a JP043CB in black with gold key work. It is a stunning instrument, but I just can't get used to playing a curvy sop, I prefer my straight soprano and so sadly this instrument is not getting played.
It comes in the standard John Packer Case with back pack straps.
For sale for £250 plus shipping at cost (buyer can choose how it is to be sent). 5% donation will be made if a sale is agreed through the forum.
 

Jobylou

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The photos of this sax just don't do it justice, it is stunning and I can't find a mark on it!
Can include a Yamaha 4C mouthpiece to get you started :)
 

kevgermany

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Here are some slightly editedversions of the shots so you can see it in it's full glory.

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Jobylou

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Thanks Kev, that is really kind of you :)
I'm hopeless with a camera and technology lol!
Still don't do it justice though, if anyone wants any better photos I can ask my hubby to take some.
 

Beanie

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Hi, I'm interested in buying this for my son, please could you email or pm me as I don't seem to be able to pm you as I've just joined the forum. Thanks:)
 

Pete Thomas

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Hi, I'm interested in buying this for my son, please could you email or pm me as I don't seem to be able to pm you as I've just joined the forum. Thanks:)
To PM, you just click on the persons username by the post and choose "private message".
 

MellowD

Lost In Theory
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Thanks Pete, I did contact Beanie but she has bought another sax, so mine is still available :)
Hi Jobylou


I've been directed to your ad by Kevgermany as I'm looking for a soprano. I'm new to saxes and currently play a Yani Tenor, so I don't know the John Packer reputation. First of all, naturally I want to check that this is the standard I want (I want something closer to intermediate than a beginner sop), and secondly I also need to know whether your item is still available anyhow?

Mel
 

Jobylou

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Hi Mel
The saxophone is still available and it plays really well from top to bottom, I have never played a Yanagisawa so could not compare but obviously the price is considerably less! I have only been playing saxophone for 18 months myself :)
Cheers Jo
 

MellowD

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Hi Jobylou

Thank you for coming back, and I hope you get a sale.

Doing my 'research' I think I'm definitely going to have to go somewhere to spend some time trying out both straight and curvy to see what effects happen with my arthritic neck before I make a final decision, which is going to take me a little time to arrange. Also, I'm expecting a windfall, so on recommendations for what I'm specifically looking for my wishes, I think it looks like I'm going to hold on a bit longer and get a Bauhaus Walstein as something to keep a long time.

As an aside, just so you are aware - John Packer website are offering this model/finish as ex-demo, serviced and 6mths warranty for just under £218. Not always going to be available in stock though and I do think you are offering a fair price considering your own initial outlay and age of instrument :)

Thanks for the time Jobylou
 

Jobylou

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Hi Mel
No problem, good luck with your saxophone journey :)

I just looked at John Packer's website - the only ex demo one they seem to have in stock is a gold lacquer one and it is £335, they don't offer the black and gold one new anymore so I wouldn't think that they will have any more ex demo's - their new ones are currently £420 and also seem to be out of stock at the moment.

Perhaps I should hold on to mine, it is stunning, I just need a stand to show it off!
Cheers Jo
 

MellowD

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Perhaps you should - but only if you are actually going to play it and not just look and saw "awwwwww pretty!" lol

I do think you are asking a fair price, as I said, and it is a good looking instrument. I do understand that they make a good sound too.

With the knowledge I have a windfall overdue, I just feel I want to get myself something closer to what I'd ultimately want whilst the money is available and before it trickles down the drain of utility bills.
 

Jobylou

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£250 to include Yamaha 4C mouthpiece and Rovner Ligature - I will even throw in some reeds!
Come on guys this is a bargain... will be going on eBay at the weekend if no interest.
 

Jobylou

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I didn't get round to listing this sax on eBay so its still available, its a great little sax, but I need to sell now to finance my tenor horn :)
 
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