I ordered a clarinet it can like a returned or open box item condition. I requested a replacement and the replacement was not better. Basically, the instrument has minor scratches finger marks as something that already returned by someone else. If you want a brand new looking instrument, Jean paul is not the way to go.
The clarinet plays well, but it was necessary to sand down the cork tenons as they were excessively tight and made it difficult to disassemble the clarinet. The sound of the low c# is a bit stuffy but has improved with playing. I'm not sure why. Overall good value for the price. I also have an alto sax from your company that plays bright with no problems.
We bought this for our Grandson to learn on.
Purchased the CL-400 intermediate clarinet directly from the Jean Paul website for our 8th grader, considering the upgraded mouth piece and finish on the keys, and are very happy with the purchase. Correspondence with Jean Paul was excellent. Shipping was fast. Everything included with this package appears to be of good quality. Our daughter was able to assemble and play it right away. The clarinet has a rich, pleasant tone. Would recommend to others who are considering this purchase. Thank you Jean Paul team.
Very Good intonation