Bach > Bach 36 Series > Bach 42 Series
Bach trombones, branded Bach Stradivarius, have a reputation for performing well after many years of service due to the commitment to quality of the company founder Vincent Bach. Born in Vienna in 1890, Bach was a multi-talented individual who was not only an engineer but also a professionally trained musician… in the violin and the trumpet.
After finishing his formal education, he migrated to New York City and enlisted in the U.S. Army. During World War 1, he was the bandmaster of the 306th Field Artillery Band. In his spare time, he began manufacturing mouthpieces. In 1924, he began manufacturing brass instruments and the rest, as they say, is history.
Blessing > Blessing BTB-88
K. Blessing began making brass instruments in 1906. More well known for trumpets, Blessing also makes a quality intermediate trombone with f-attachment in the BTB-88. They just recently came out with a professional model in the BTB-1547.
Charles Conn began producing brass instruments in 1875 in Elkhart, Indiana, known as the Band Industry Capital of the World. Conn trombones are steeped in tradition, known for quality, and are the choice of many high school and collegiate trombonists and beyond.
Getzen > Getzen Custom/Eterna
Getzen, known for their Custom and Eterna series trombones, stakes their claim on playability and durability. They straighten their slide tubes by hand for the smoothest possible slide action. Getzen provides a variety of features for a well rounded trombone product line.
Holton > Holton Tr602F > Holton TR680
Founded in Chicago in 1898, Holton made trombones that were the choice instruments of trombonists of the Jazz Age of the 1920’s. Holton is a well known leader in low brass manufacturing, which of course includes the tenor trombone with f-attachment.
The first instrument in the King brand was a trombone designed by a Mr. Thomas King of Cleveland, Ohio in 1894. King has been a dominant name in brass instruments ever since. Tommy Dorsey, the famous jazz trombonist from the 1930’s through the 1950’s, played a King trombone.
Yamaha > Yamaha 446G > Yamaha 448G > Yamaha 620 > Yamaha 640 > Yamaha 882
Yamaha started out as a musical instrument manufacturer in Japan in 1897. Perhaps because they were so good at it, they branched out into making a wide array of other products over the last century including electronics and motorcycles. Ever notice Yamaha’s logo? It’s three interlocking tuning forks. They are now the world’s largest manufacturer of musical instruments. They excel at whatever they make, not the least of which are their trombones with f-attachment.