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Kanstul 1601 Signature Bb Trumpet in Copper

$2,835.00 $4,050.00

Item Details

The 1601 Signature trumpet is an original design from Zig Kanstul.  One of his first bell designs was the #7, which is used on several Kanstul trumpet including the model 1500 Bb.  The 1601 is a different take on a lead trumpet sound, and improves on the response of the 1500 through a lightweight copper bell and round tuning slide.  The outside slides made from brass create an interesting two-tone brass-copper look and the material helps keep the sound warm and not too shrill.  We like this 1601 because it projects well, but with a broader sound that you might hear on a more traditional lead trumpet like the Kanstul 1600.  A strong player who blows a fairly big air stream will love this trumpet.  Mariachi players take note as well.  Those with a lighter touch who want a narrower center may prefer the Kanstul 1600 for a lead horn, but the 1601 is distinctive and inspiring on its own.

If you play a 1601, you likely can't go wrong with a matching Kanstul 1525 flugelhorn in copper.  Your resistance may be futile.

 

Specs

  • #7 lightweight 1-piece hand-hammered copper bell
  • #25 mouthpipe, .460" bore
  • lacquer finish
  • sold without case
  • brass valve guides (nylon guides optional at no charge)
  • hand built in California

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