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Guide to Trumpet Buyers

by Zac Gosling (2020-05-07)

Before you sign up for one of our trumpet lessons, it's best that you've already bought or at least rented your own trumpet. If you're planning to buy your own, however, here are a few tips that will hopefully help you in your shopping experience.


Trumpets usually cost between $500 to a $2000. With its relatively expensive price tag, it's best that you get a high-quality horn. This said, you might want to try out products from trusted brands like Conn, Getze, Holton, Blessing or Amati. Also, try to include in your budget a good quality gig case. This way you wouldn't have to worry about where to store your horn when you're not using it.

Types of Trumpets

There are three types of trumpets: beginners, intermediate, and professional level horns. Though they aren't precise categories, this classification usually refers to the instrument's overall quality and craftsmanship. Beginner horns are typically priced between $500 to $1000, intermediate horns at $900 and above while pro level trumpets can go as high as $2000.

Remember, you do not need to spend a lot to get started. Even if you can spend money on an intermediate (if not pro) horn, all that cash would be wasted if you can't play well. Worse, if you're also not committed to your trumpet lessons then that horn you just bought would likely be an expensive ornament. So, if you're just a student, stick to beginner's horns.

Ask an Authority

A lot of students (and parents) never bother to ask their band's director, conductor or their trumpet lessons teacher for any suggestions regarding a new instrument. Unfortunately, these authorities can usually lead you to a good trumpet at a reasonable price. On top of that, they might also know sources where you can get a good deal on new and used trumpets. Some might even know students who are selling second-hand trumpets as well. This said, be sure to ask your teacher before you start buying a new trumpet.

Buy Additional Equipment

If you're already buying a new trumpet, it's best that you get all the essential accessories as well. You may want to invest on a couple of valve oils, a method book, a good cleaning brush, as well as a music stand if you're going to practice at home. If you can, find a music store that can offer you a package deal so you can save up more on cash.

Avoid Online Resellers

It's best that you avoid buying a new or second-hand trumpet from online resellers. The trumpet that you might get could be of poor quality or already has dents and scratches on it. Worse, you could even get the wrong trumpet! So, unless you're buying from a trusted online seller, don't opt for those who sell products at eBay or Amazon.

However, if you've found a seller that could be trusted, be sure to consider these things: does the seller have reputable sales? Here is more info about Trumpet Lesson have a look at our web-page. Is his/her feedback rating more than 95%? Does he/she offer a return policy? On top of that, you might also want to consider the musical instruments that the seller has sold, the quality, as well as the reasons as to why they are selling. That way you