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There are many features on the JP245 that are present on professional models, a fully ribbed construction and double spine on B & C keys provides additional strength. An underslung octave mechanism also improves instrument reliability, whilst blue steel springs are rust resistant with better tension memory. The high grade 80:20 brass construction of the JP245 contributes towards a full sound and the ability greater projection. Italian leather pads create a great seal that translates into a fuller sound that is more responsive which lasts longer than conventional pads.
The instrument also features High F# and Front F keys and a floating plate design for the little finger (left hand) cluster, this aids faster movement once players have become 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 or harness. The appearance of the JP245 has been enhanced with elaborate engraving and white pearl touch-pieces.
The JP245 is supplied in a hard case which has D rings that can facilitate a shoulder strap for ease of transportation along with a JP mouthpiece, cap, ligature, JP "Well slung" sling and reed.