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Before Renold Schilke was making his own trumpets at his own factory, he was working as a consultant designing brass instruments for Yamaha to bring to the American market. Among his colleagues were Elden Benge and Philip Farkas, to give you an idea of the quality of players/minds Yamaha was hiring. Looking at this trumpet closely, you'll notice that it is very similar to Schilke's B-series trumpets. It has minimal bracing as to not interrupt the vibration of your instrument, and features a reverse leadpipe for ease of air travel. Given the ML bore and the taper of the bell, it looks to be closest to a Schilke B5 trumpet. Meaning it'll be an incredibly responsive trumpet for any player, and will offer a balanced, commercial-style sound.
This trumpet arrived here in great shape, but as per policy, it went through our shop to make sure everything was taken care of before it was put up for sale. There's some evidence of previous soldering work on the z-brace closest to the receiver, and there are some mild scratches on the valve casings, likely from previous use and repair. There's also some signs of very early plating wear on the main tuning slide crook. Feel free to ask if you need additional photos of its current condition. The work done before it arrived here looks to be sound, and only affects the instrument's cosmetic condition, and not its playability. It needed a thorough cleaning and hand-polish, and also the pull-knob on the 2nd valve slide needed to be replaced. Our professional brass tech was up to the task and once that work was complete, it got their stamp of approval and it's ready for you to come check it out! Stop by today!