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Beverly Music Company

Benchmark Bb/A Piccolo Trumpet

Regular price $3,000.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $3,000.00 USD
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Benchmark trumpets are handmade by Ron Glynn, a former Schilke employee, in his workshop in Oglesby, Illinois. Ron makes every part of the trumpet, start to finish, from the valve blocks to the tiny screws. These trumpets are built with an incredible amount of craftsmanship and detail, and are probably the only instruments being made totally from scratch by an individual maker in the US.

 

The long model piccolo shares some similarities with a Schilke P5-4, including a lightweight copper bell, but the Benchmark offers improved intonation and a unique aesthetic. This trumpet is in excellent condition, and shows minimal signs of use. The silver plate is close to 100%, with just a small amount of loss around the finger buttons. There are no dents or dings, but there may have been one small ping removed from the bell flare. The valves are like-new, with excellent compression and fast, smooth action. Includes a full set of Bb and A leadpipes for trumpet and cornet shank.