JP Rath Trombones
From Broadway to the West End, in orchestras, jazz bands, opera houses, brass bands and recording studios, instruments made by Michael Rath are played in every conceivable musical genre requiring a trombone.
Michael Rath trombones have earned their reputation for excellence - in concept, design and the quality tof their construction. All of this simply equals excellence in performance. John Packer Ltd, a specialist woodwind and brass retail company for nearly 40 years, have achieved a reputation as leaders in instrument design, innovation and development and have been working closely with Michael Rath since 2008.
The first result of this collaboration was the JP231RATH Bb tenor trombone which was launched to great critical acclaim at the 2009 International Trombone Festival. Since then it has received the approbation of students and professionals alike and has recently been joined by the medium bore JP230RATH.
Michael’s attention to detail is exemplified by the time that he has spent at the factory working with the staff on the production line. During this period he has not only showed our skilled technicians precisely how to make the instruments to his own exacting standards, but has also introduced new methods to guarantee consistency. We are now proud to launch the latest progeny onto the world stage - a redefinition of the student trombone - helping to nurture the next generation of professional trombonists! We believe that the JPRATH project has created the finest range of student trombones in the world.