Edwards T302 Custom Professional Modular Jazz Trombone
8 inch Redold Brass Bell 9046CF
20 guage, Soldered, Tempered, and double buffed
Lightweight .500 Nickle Slide
Great Slide Action
Superb Slide Action.
Edwards was the first of the American custom trombone shops. The Getzen Company decided to dedicate their pro shop to enabling the advanced player to customize his trombone with modular choices. Countless choices in bells, slides, tuning slides, and leadpipes produced a myriad of custom trombones. My feeling about the custom shops it that you get attention to detail on every horn that comes out. The first impression is that the slides are WAY BETTER than from the mass producers. They are actually round straight tubes and put together in square, straight, perfectly aligned manner. As a result , they not only feel fast free and smooth but they are not just quiet, they are silent. Fit and finish are also a step above.
I bought this trombone from a player who tells me it is the same choices as the Edwards played by Wycliff Gordon. The bell is Gold brass and it is fairly heavy. The tuning slide is single radius yellow brass- staying with the concept of contrasting bells and tuning slides, and a lightweight nickle handslide. The leadpipe is a number one- the smallest for jazz horns.
What I get out of this set up is a trombone that you can really pour the air through with no tendency to break up at volume. You will not find a warmer or darker sound than this combination can deliver yet it is still a small bore sound and feel due to the lightweight slide and small leadpipe. It can melt a ballad and yet cut through the biggest of big bands.
It is in beautiful cosmetic shape as well, The finish is clear and shine and there are not dents on the horn.
Comes with a Reunion blues cordura gig bag in excellent shape with a separate pocket for the hardsided slide protector. Also a bach 7 mouthpiece - a good fit for the horn.
Your chance to buy a very expensive custom trombone at a very good price
I will ship to the lower 48 states for $45 well packed and insured and elsewhere for actual cost by US Postal service. Europe and Japan should expect to pay $100 for shipping. Australia should contact me to discuss shipping size restrictions.
No Reserve or Buy It Now on this one! Auction sets the price and high bidder wins it!
On Dec-08-11 at 11:17:51 PST, seller added the following information:
The Bell is actually RED brass per Edwards. My apologies, I wrote the ad just looking at it and it looked gold to me but per Edwards it is indeed Red brass- a bit more copper in the metal than the the gold ones have
My apologies for the mixup - Mark