Kanstul Pocket Trumpet
In the 1970s, while Zig Kanstul was running the Benge factory for King, he perfected the design of the highly-regarded Benge pocket trumpet.
After establishing Kanstul Musical Instruments in 1981, Zig began building instruments for the Boosey & Hawkes company’s Besson brand, including these diminutive horns. Along the way, the famed jazz trumpeter Don Cherry, renowned for performing on pocket trumpets, became an official Besson artist, and was presented with his own Besson pocket trumpet, built by Kanstul. Now offered as the Kanstul Model 905 Pocket Trumpet, this horn sports a compact size but without sacrificing the rich sound, outstanding intonation and quick response of our full-size professional trumpets, and is considered by many pros as the best pocket trumpet made.
This specific trumpet is a great example of the Kanstul craftsmanship, as the silver plating is holding up great! Everything functions as they should, without any problems at all. Previous owner's name was engraved on the side of the bell. This is the closest thing to the original Benge pocket trumpet, and you cannot find a new one just like this anymore since the closing of Kanstul in 2019! Pick this baby up before we decide to keep this one in the collection!
Bell: No. 5X Hand Hammered One Piece Yellow Brass – 4 1/2″ Diameter
Valve Guides: Metal
Water Keys: One Amado
Intonation: 1st Slide Saddle
Case: Gladstone Pocket Trumpet Case