Our trumpets are modelled after those produced in Nuremburg by the Ehe and Haas families in the 17th and 18th centuries. The standard trumpet has a bore size of 11.3mm, is made from seamless brass tube and has silver plated garnishes on the ferrules, pommel and garland. A trumpet with a larger bore size or seamed tubing could be made at extra cost.
The bell is hand-made from 0.4mm brass sheet with a silver plated garland and engraved “Barlow & Martin ◊ Norwich” followed by the year it was made.
We supply two leadpipes; one has a parallel bore and receives a baroque mouthpiece, and the other is tapered, giving the attack and response of a modern trumpet. This receives a modern mouthpiece and is designed to aid players who may find the initial change to a Natural trumpet too difficult. We can also provide an adaptor to use a modern mouthpiece in the “historic” parallel leadpipe.