Martin Horns – Let’s Talk Non Committee Trumpets

Posted: October 3, 2011 in Martin Horns (Non Committee)

As many of you are aware the Martin Committee trumpet is in the top 5 most famous horns in trumpet history.

There are a few problems with looking for them though: 1) They are getting expensive (usually US$1600+ for an average example) 2) They are getting harder to find in nice condition 3) Red Rot is present in quite a few of them.

So what’s on offer in the Martin line that is an option?

I plan on discussing a few options in installments over the coming months so that people can get a better understanding of what is available. There are a number of great options in the range out of the following Handcrafts, Imperials, Indiana’s, Standards and more.

There are a few pitfalls to look out for when purchasing these horns so I plan on identifying a few things that you need to keep an eye out for also.

On top of this I’m also working on a project horn that will comprise of a number of sourced parts that will detail building somewhat of a Martin “Frankenhorn”.

I plan to detail that with photos etc also.

Stay tuned for details!

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