Hand-hammered to perfection by the most skilled artisans at our factory.
Beauty in the Details
The TR-860 comes with a beautiful hand engraving on the bell, as well as natural stone caps - elegant details for the stage.
Fast Play Action
The pistons and valves on the TR-860 are expertly polished for incredible playability. It's no surprise that this trumpet plays so effortlessly.
Reverse Tuning Slide
Extra power for bigger tone.
Solid intonation and slotting, excellent valves, comfortable weight, and it looks good, too. It has a slightly more "open" feel than a Bach 37 and has a bright sound that can be warmed with the right mouthpiece. A great big band / jazz horn. I own the lacquered model.
No complaints with the mechanical operating of the trumpet. However, the silver finish is sub-par. Buffing patterns can be seen throughout the silver finish when observing the trumpet up close. My older Selmer intermediate silver plated trumpet had a much better finish. The Finish does not in anyway affect the play-ability of the Jean Paul Trumpet. The trumpet has brilliant sound and fast moving valves. The gold accented valve caps is a nice touch along with the marvel looking valve buttons. All slides move very easily. Playing in the high registers are is easily obtained without the feeling of over-reaching.
It is a beautiful trumpet. Easy to play, valves work well, sound is good and all for a fair price. I played an Olds Ambassador in high school that was stolen. I then purchased a used Conn Director that I did not play much after high school I'm getting back to playing after 48 years and wanted something nice to play.
Very nice trumpet and case. Son plays concert and jazz band. Hitting higher notes, great quality !!