This is our only small bore trombone in red brass, and it is quite distinctive. The 3 leadpipes make a significant change in the response of the instrument, making it easy to tailor to your playing style. The red brass sound is warmer than the yellow brass versions, but the horn is still light enough to respond quickly and project well. An interesting detail is that except for the nickel hand slide, the horn is made entirely of brass, without nickel trim on the tuning slide sleeves. The cork barrels are chrome plated brass. That's generally done to lower costs, and is the style of many Getzen instruments. That said, this is a finely made version of the Edwards T302 at nearly $1000 less.
All Getzen Custom Series Trombones are based on the best designs from the Getzen ProShop. Custom Series Trombones are designed to offer players the ability to choose between different bells and leadpipes. This allows the player to customize their trombone to deliver the desired sound and response. Custom Series Trombones are ideal for college music majors and top professional trombonists.
Your 3508 from The Horn Guys includes a lightweight case. Usually this trombone is sold in a fairly weighty wooden case. Your back will thank you.Bore Size: .500"/.508" dual bore (with three interchangeable leadpipes)
Tuning Slide: Yellow brass bow
Handslide: Hand straightened nickel silver inside tubes (chrome plated with barrel shaped stockings)
Nickel silver outside tubes with yellow brass end crook
Bell: for 3508Y: 7 ¾", 23 gauge yellow brass with soldered rim
Bell: for 3508R: 7 ¾", 23 gauge yellow brass with soldered rim
Mouthpiece: Griego CS7