The short model was produced as a response to customer feedback describing the difficulties that many players experienced stretching to reach the vent holes – especially in Baroque pitch D. The new design is SO much more comfortable to play!  Because of the whole tone back bow the vents are brought much closer to a player’s body, making it very easy to reach them.

Long and Short Models

Long and Short models in D

An added bonus with this design is that by purchasing an optional semitone back bow, vent yard and leadpipe the trumpet plays in F (Baroque pitch). Perfect for Brandenburg 2 with no need to buy an extra trumpet…..




Our bells are available in either one or two piece construction. They can be made with rim wire, or a garland with or without bezel wire.


Swapping between a modern mouthpiece and tapered leadpipe and a mouthpiece of true Baroque proportions can be a most difficult task. For many players leading busy lives and having to play in the modern era with its very varied styles of performance it simply is not a practical proposition. We can supply mouthpiece receivers for both types of mouthpiece for all of our trumpets. In addition an adapter is available which receives a modern mouthpiece and fits into a Baroque receiver. The modern mouthpiece receiver has a tapered leadpipe which gets hidden inside the parallel section leadpipe.

We also produce mouthpieces to a client’s individual requirements, in both modern and Baroque styles, in raw brass, gold or silver plate.


Our Company name “Barlow & Martin” is usually engraved somewhere on each instrument. This can be around the Garland, or for trumpets with rim wire along the mouthpiece receiver. It is also possible to have no engraving at all.




We are able to supply both single and double Natural Trumpet cases. The single will take an assembled long model together with all of it’s vent yards and leadpipes. The double will take two assembled long models and all yards and leadpipes, and there is also a pouch for music. Each case has a badge embroidered with our Company name and Logo sewn onto it.



Tel: Matthew Martin +44(0)7731 580969