The JP374 Euphonium Sterling is JP’s flagship 4 valve fully compensating professional level Bb Euphonium. Created in collaboration with Paul Riggett of Sterling Brass, the JP374 Sterling represents a fusion of professional level Sterling components and design with the affordability and durability normally associated with the JP brand. Widely respected as one of the leading designers and manufacturers of brass instruments in the UK, Paul previously worked as a production manager at Boosey & Hawkes before creating Sterling Musical Instruments in 1987. The JP374 Sterling Euphonium incorporates an exclusively designed trademark Sterling leadpipe.
The JP374 Sterling Bb Euphonium is constructed from high grade 80:20 brass throughout and features a 12″ bell for superior sound projection. As expected from an instrument of this level, the JP374 is fully compensating and includes a 3+1 bottom sprung valve system enabling an alternative fingering system. With high quality components and a pedigree many other makers cannot match, the JP374 Sterling offers players a professional level instrument at a highly affordable price.
The JP374 Sterling is supplied with a Denis Wick 4Al mouthpiece, ultapure maintenance kit and high quality hard case, constructed in Germany. The case features a hard exterior shell and soft internal padding including a seal-able compartment for storing small accessories and cleaning equipment. The case’s construction includes hard molded wheels and lockable clasps. Ergonomic handles are well placed and feel of a high quality.
Manufactured to a high quality standard as is expected with all JP Instruments, The JP374 Sterling Bb Euphonium is guaranteed for 12 months against faulty manufacturing or materials and is fully tested prior to sale.
- Key: Bb
- Bore: .580″ (14.73mm)
- Bell: 12″ (304.8mm)
- Valves: 3+1 bottom sprung valves
- Waterkeys: 3
- Finishes: Lacquer, Silver plate
- Additional features: Fully compensating system, High grade 80:20 brass
- Supplied with: Denis Wick 4AL Mouthpiece, hard case, Ultra-Pure maintenance kit
Mike Howley, Solo Euphonium with the Desford Colliery Band, formerly Solo Euphonium with Brighouse & Rastrick and Yorkshire Building Society (YBS)
“A triumph of engineering! How can such quality be so affordable? I have been using the euphonium as a soloist and in brass band and it is at home in both environments. The tone is true at the extremes of pitch and throughout the dynamic range. The Euphonium is all about sound. With the JP Sterling Euphonium I can create the very personal sound which is in my heart, in my soul. That’s simply not possible on many of the much more expensive brands.”