Trumpet Build Specs:
.460 Medium Large Bore
Two piece German valve casing yellow brass bottom - yellow tapered brass top barrel
One piece machine yellow brass lead pipe
5 1/2" copper bell with stainless steel in rolled rim with traditional bend
Single radius yellow brass main tuning slide
15mm Phosphor Bronze bell to valve block ferrule
Custom top and bottom caps from MeinlSchimdt
Custom finger buttons from MeinlSchimdt
Pearl inlay nickel finger buttons
Amado water key assembly
Thin rings on 1st and 3rd
Nickel outer slide tubing on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd valve slide
Yellow brass inner tubing on 1st, 2nd, and 3rd valve slide
Single bracing on 3rd valve slide with yellow brass set screw
Single bracing valve block to lead pipe
Single bracing valve block to bell
Solid Z-bracing lead pipe to bell
Phat pinky ring
Hand applied satin finish over brass with clear lacquer and custom red blend lacquer inside of the bell.
Austin is the oldest son of Steve Bell, Jr. and is a solid trumpet player. He has the opportunity to play test all of the trumpets his dad builds and is the High Brass Specialist/Educational Representative for Bell's Music Shop and Bell Trumpets.
Dad is always proud of you, and I love you partner!
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