Originally designed by Scott Laskey for Schilke, the S32 offered a slightly different sound and feel than traditional Schilke trumpets. The S32 has a medium-large bore (.460") valve section with Schilke's #2 (medium) bell in yellow brass. Combined with the new S-series leadpipe, semi-square tuning slide, and a single brace on the tuning slide, this trumpet offers a more refined sound and feel than its sibling, the B5.
While some say that the S Series is slightly more Bach-like in sound and feel, this trumpet is in a league of its own. It has fantastic projection and presence, even at lower dynamic levels, and it is incredibly efficient in the upper register. As with all Schilke trumpets, the valves are phenomenal, and the slides are smooth, tight, and lightning fast. This trumpet is an excellent choice for a jazz or commercial musician who needs a horn that they can play all night without getting worn out, and would be equally at home in a pit orchestra, concert band, or recording studio. The S32 is one of the most "middle of the road" models from Schilke and is a great choice for section playing and as a first foray into the Schilke catalog.
This trumpet is in good condition for its age and shows minor signs of use. There are some bubbles in the silver plate on the tuning slid, including bubbling on the crook which appears to be a little bit of red rot and some bubbling on the outer tube which is likely just a plating flaw. The pinky hook and front bell brace have been resoldered, and there appears to be evidence of a minor repair at the front bell brace point. The inside of the bell also shows some superficial scratches likely from a trumpet stand. Minor flaws aside, this trumpet is in fantastic mechanical condition with excellent compression, and fast action of both the slides and valves. This trumpet has just been serviced at Beverly Music, including ultrasonic cleaning, hand polishing, and a valve alignment. Don't miss out on one of Schilke's most popular models at a great price!