The Elkhart 100 Series are student instruments which combine great quality with superb value for money, providing beginners with great response and tonal projection throughout the range. Manufactured for the Conn-Selmer Corporation, it is a popular choice amongst schools and local education authorities nationwide due to its accurate intonation without a hefty price tag.
Elhart are a widely respected manufacturer of brass instruments, and this trumpet has been specifically designed to take students up to a grade 5 standard. With a beautiful gold lacquer finish, this instrument will help you stand out both on stage and in the practice room.
The 100TR has a rose lead pipe which gives a mellow, if slightly darker tone straight from the mouthpiece through to the bell, and also makes it sing in the middle to low registers. This combined with the medium .459 bore, gives a smooth sounding instrument with plenty of character and expression. The cupronickel slides are used to extend the lifetime of the instrument and to prevent corrosion. The valves are made using stainless steel, which not only makes the playing feel incredibly responsive, but also improves the lifespan of the instrument considerably. And an adjustable 3rd slide ring and 1st slide thumb hook enables extended range notes to be reached whilst maintaining correct tuning. Finally, the instrument is incredibly free-blowing – perfect for encouraging beginners to make a sound for the first time.
Included is a lightweight case with shoulder straps, making transportation of the instrument to rehearsals and concerts very easy. Made of a combination of wood and foam, it will easily protect your instrument from any knocks or bumps. Also included are an Elkhart 7C mouthpiece which is specifically designed for this range of trumpets, cleaning cloth and valve oil.
The Elkhart 100TR Bb 100 Series trumpet is a fantastic model for beginners who're looking to buy their first trumpet, as well as being a fantastic second trumpet for more experienced players.