I bought this trumpet a couple of years ago and remain very impressed with it. Great sound, great intonation. I let a friend try it and in a few minutes he liked it better than his Bach C that he has owned for years. You can't beat the value of this sweet horn.
One of the super finds at the 2014 NAMM was this incredible playing Brasspire Unicorn C Trumpet in silver plate.
It features a Large .462 Bore, Red Brass Bell with nice semi-flat bead, and great slide rings.
This is IMO the perfect C trumpet for the occasional player, 1st C for the student, or someone who doesn't want to deal with all the alternate fingerings needed to make a traditional C trumpet play in tune. This horn is really incredible.
Now in stock at Austin Custom Brass!
BPTRC-1000S (C Trumpet)
Regular style C Trumpet
Designed by Kei Aruga(Chief engineer of MAC corporation JAPAN)
・Red brass leadpipe
・Two piece Red brass bell
・Two piece Valve casing(All Yellow brass)
・Nickel silver Main tuning’s pillar
・Special shaped Mouthpiece receiver
・Special shaped Piston buttons
・Vertical 3rd slide stop
・Main,1st,3rd finger Rings
・Regular water key(main tuning slide)
・All Silver plated
・w/ Semi-hard case (Styrofoam case, Shoulder or Backpack)
・w/ J.Michael mouthpiece (MTP-5)
・We reproduce the design of the standard Pro C Trumpet, But we chose large Bell.
・Easy to blow and really bright sound
・By Nickel silver Main tuning’s pillar, it makes more Sharp sound.
・Special shaped Mouthpiece receiver conveys the vibration of the mouthpiece in a musical instrument efficiently
・Good for student who is specialized in classical music, and Professional musicians.
I'm so glad I bought this C trumpet and, to be honest, the price of this horn isn't an indication of its quality. It plays very well in tune, with no alternate fingerings needed. It has a great "medium-bright" sound. It is really efficient in the upper register and it doesn't get "tubby" in the lower register. The valves are lightning fast. Outstanding horn all around.
I tried many fine C trumpets at the NAMM show, including the best brands in the world. Then I came across the little brasspire booth and tried this horn. I could not believe it! It was one of the very few C trumpets that I played that did not need alternate fingerings. Intonation is just excellent, and the tone is pleasing, a semi-bright sound without being either harsh or dull. Excellent response in all registers and really fine workmanship. I would not hesitate to recommend this C trumpet to anyone on a budget.