Made in the USA by Kanstul, although marketed at the time as an intermediate horn, these horns live up to, if not better than many pro instruments putting them up there with Bachs.
This instrument is medium-large and features a one piece bell in bright silver plate which makes this horn is versatile instrument with a rich tone. All of this combined makes it slightly brighter than what you would expect from from a Bach 180S37 Stradivarius.
While these are no longer made, it is noted that the only real difference between these and a Kanstul 900 was that the 900 had a reversable lead. Kanstul 900's in silver plate retail for £1734.
This instrument comes with a case and a Vincent Bach 1-1/2C mouthpiece.
Made in 1970's, this trumpet was made in the factory in Japan for the professional market. It was designed and built to be a D trumpet therefore is not designed to play in Eb. It is a medium bore (11.3mm) instrument with a 2-piece rose brass bell and rose brass lead pipe in a lacquered finish.
The instrument is in fair condition, with the lacquer wear you would expect from an instrument of its age.
One day the jazz legend Bobby Shew went to Yamaha with an impossible dream. He wanted a “perfect” trumpet – one single horn that could play anything, from lead to ballade, from classical to jazz. Yamaha worked closely with him for many years, defining and designing his uncompromising vision, and finally turning it into form. Along the way, they had to develop some very innovative things, like the unique “step bore” design which is the heart of the Z. The Z is much more efficient than a conventional trumpet. It gives you more for your effort; more sizzle to scream lead, more power to really project, more control for those sweet mellow solos.
This instrument is in good condition and has had the lacquer stripped which over time will develope into a lovely patina over time.
Supplied with a Yamaha Cusotom Z Series double Trumpet case