I am over the age of 50 and on a whim I decided to buy what I read as the best quality trumpet for a reasonable price. As it turns out, trying to play the trumpet is highly addictive especially when you have such a great instrument like this one to help you. I have noticed daily improvements which makes practicing fun. I see no reason to ever need to upgrade from this trumpet, and I definitely would never sell it. It’s just amazing quality.
Upgraded son's trumpet after 5 years of playing. He is very pleased with the quality of the build and of the sound. Specifically noted that jumps between notes are easier. Can't beat the price for an intermediate trumpet. He has a separate mouthpiece and does not use the one that came with this trumpet. No problems with ordering or shipping. Arrived in good condition/very well packaged. Customer service responded within 1 day to an emailed question.
Bought the TR-430 Trumpet a month ago and haven't been able to put it down. This trumpet could easily hold it's own against much higher priced trumpets. The valves are smooth, the compression is good and the finish is flawless. Plays very well and feels like a quality product. Excellent value!