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Bach Professional Model 180S37 Bb Trumpet
The Bach 180 series trumpets are the number one selling professional trumpets in the world. The 180S37 features a #37 one-piece hand-hammered professional bell that produces a warm sound with great projection allowing this instrument to work well in multiple musical settings—from jazz to concert or solo playing. The #25 leadpipe allows for slight resistance that is effective in centering tone production. The silver-plate finish provides a controlled brilliance to the overall sound. These features combined with a .459" medium-large bore allow the player to produce a well-rounded sound well suited for all types of music.Bach "Stradivarius" - .459" Medium-large bore, standard weight body, standard weight yellow brass one-piece hand-hammered #37 bell, standard construction #25 mouthpipe, monel pistons, 1st slide thumb saddle, adjustable 3rd slide rod stop, silver-plate finish, Bach 7C mouthpiece, C180 woodshell case.
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Regular Price: $4,047.00
On Sale For $2,829.00
Buffet R13 Greenline Professional Clarinet
The R13 Greenline series of clarinets follows the same manufacturing process as the 100% grenadilla R13s. Thanks to the addition of carbon fibers, Green Line clarinets withstand admirably to variations in atmospheric conditions (temperature, humidity). The risk of cracking is therefore eliminated. Created in 1994, the Greenline series of instruments has taken advantage of the excess wood remaining from the clarinet manufacturing process. This process of combining grenadilla powder with carbon fibers produces a clarinet that is greatly resistant to environmental change and helps to relieve stress on the African grenadilla wood population.They are very popular with marching bands and with military bands as well. Touring musicians are fond of them for being very accommodating to swings in temperature and humidity from place to place.
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Regular Price: $5,884.00
On Sale For $3,531.00
Buffet R13 Professional Clarinet with Nickel Keys
The Buffet R13 Bb Clarinet with Nickel Plated Keys is crafted from carefully selected stained grenadilla wood. The R13 Clarinet features undercut toneholes, power-forged keywork preplated in copper and finished in silver plate, 17 keys and 6 rings, hand-burnished polycylindrical bore, silver-plated adjustable thumb rest, double fish skin pads.Throughout its long history Buffet Crampon has developed the most complete range of clarinets, while always taking musicians', conductors', and composers' requirements into consideration. Developed in 1955 under the guidance of Robert Carrée, the R13 clarinet quickly became the legendary choice of professional musicians. Musicians are charmed by the R13's rich and focused sound, its power in all registers and its flexibility. The Buffet R13 Clarinet is suitable for all types of musicians: symphony or chamber music, soloists, teachers, those in marching bands, students and amateurs.
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Regular Price: $5,884.00
On Sale For $3,531.00
Buffet R13 Professional Clarinet with Silver Plated Keys
This clarinet is one of Buffet Crampon’s historic models. Created in 1955 by Robert Carrée, the R13 clarinet was a big hit in the United States and still meets with unprecedented success. Its tone is focused and rich, and it is powerful in all registers. Its flexibility lends itself to all repertoires: symphonies or chamber music, soloists, teachers, military bands, students or amateurs
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Regular Price: $6,656.00
On Sale For $3,993.00
Conn 88HO Professional Trombone
The Conn 88HO Symphony Series trombone is part of the second generation of the pro classic Conn 88H Symphony Series.The Conn 88HO Symphony Series F Attachment Trombone offers the pro level player an instrument designed for the demands of new literature. The 88HO Series features a .547-inch primary bore combined with a .562-inch bore, as does the original 88H Series, but with an open wrap F attachment plus a bell taper that continues to offer the same outstanding clarity and projection as its predecessor. The Conn 88HO Symphony Series F Attachment Trombone includes a case and mouthpiece and is available with standard rose brass bell (88HO), thin-wall rose brass bell (88HTO), yellow brass bell (88HYO), 9-inch Rose Brass bell (88HKO), Sterling silver bell (88HSO) and Sterling silver bell with silver finish and gold trim (88HOSGX).After being introduced by C.G. Conn in 1954, the 88H has remained in continuous production since its introduction, a record that is unequaled by any other American symphonic trombone. In the 1990's, changes in musical tastes and literature requirements brought about the development of the second-generation 88H, the 88HO Symphonic Series. The 88HO offers an open wrap F attachment for a free blowing attachment with less resistance that the standard 88H. The 88HO also brought about the 88HKO, which offers a 9" bell compared to the 8.5" bells of the series. This larger throat bell offers the player additional resonance and projection for the demands of today's music.
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Regular Price: $4,097.00
On Sale For $2,469.00
Gemeinhardt 3OSB Intermediate Flute with Gold Plated NG1 Lip Plate
The New Generation 3SB intermediate flute by Gemeinhardt. Your hard work and perseverance have brought you to your next level of excellence. When you play on the New Generation 3SB you will know it and feel it! This Gemeinhardt flute has: New French open-hole key construction for ease of finger placement. New hidden under adjusting screws. Felt in place of cork for contact part of key arms. New shaped-lip solid silver "NG1" head joint. New stylish case and cover with shoulder strap.
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Regular Price: $2,479.00
On Sale For $1,679.00
Gemeinhardt 3OSHB Intermediate Flute with Gold Plated NG1 Lip Plate
The Gemeinhardt 3SHB intermediate flute offers the resonance and tone quality of a solid silver headjoint combined with the French key mechanism (open hole keys) often requested on an intermediate student instrument. The 3SHB flute offers specifications many teachers recommend for a intermediate student flute.
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Regular Price: $1,699.00
On Sale For $1,199.00
Gemeinhardt 4PMH Piccolo
The Gemeinhardt 4PMH plastic piccolo offers a silver plated headjoint on a composite body to provide a player with the comfort and ease of a silver plated lip plate combined with the acoustical properties and durability of a composite body. The conical bore design provides solid intonation and a pleasing tone quality.
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Regular Price: $1,239.00
On Sale For $839.00
Gemeinhardt 4SP Piccolo
The Gemeinhardt 4SP silver-plated piccolo features a conical bore design with the attributes of a silver plated instrument to ensure durability and ease of care and maintenance.
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Regular Price: $1,569.00
On Sale For $1,149.00
Roy Seaman Storm Piccolo with Wave Headjoint
The Roy Seaman Storm composite piccolo is built from a synthetic material that has a wood piccolo sound. Have the advantages of a professional Roy Seaman wood piccolo without the fear of change in any atmospheric condition. Silver-plated keys, split E mechanism, choice of wave or traditional cork joint custom contoured headjoint, supplied in leather case and leather cover.
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Regular Price: $1,899.00
On Sale For $1,299.00
Yamaha YAS 480 Intermediate Alto Saxophone
With a design influenced by high-end Yamaha saxophones, the YAS-480C features highly accurate intonation, a warm tone and a quick response. It is lightweight yet durable, and comes with a professional-quality 62-style neck for a more mature quality of sound.
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Regular Price: $3,480.00
On Sale For $2,488.99
Yamaha YAS 62III Professional Alto Saxophone
The new 62 is an improved version of Yamaha's Classic 62 Series Sax, the instrument that revolutionized the world of the saxophone, becoming the first serious challenge to the famous instruments of the past. The 62 has always been the sax of choice for many of the world's top pros. Offering surprising value for the price, and amazing flexibility (it can be used for virtually any musical genre) it is characterized by a highly expressive tone, comfortable playability and extremely accurate intonation. One of the biggest new improvements to it is the G1 neck, which gives a better response and more playing flexibility. Also, the entire body has been annealed for a rich resonant sound.
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Regular Price: $4,747.00
On Sale For $3,091.99
Yamaha YCL 450S Intermediate Clarinet
With its intermediate line, Yamaha seeks to provide the diligent, promising student with an instrument that will likely be the "last stop" before he or she takes a deep breath and purchases an investment-grade instrument. So it is with the Yamaha YCL-450.The YCL-450 intermediate model clarinet incorporates some of the distinct qualities of Yamaha's professional and custom clarinets. One of these features is a 65mm barrel design that produces a focused tone and quick response. Players looking to "step-up" their performance will do just that with this instrument.Intermediate instruments need to feel different than student model instruments. Part of making the YCL-450 "feel" better is the upgrade in spring material. Blue steel springs give the keys a lighter touch and feel while producing a smooth, quick action. Additionally, the YCL-450's silver-plated keys provide not only an enhanced appearance, but also a wonderful feel for the players. In order to make the keys to the appropriate strength level, a technique called power forging is used. The result of this hi-tech process is keywork that is exceptionally durable and contoured to the best possible ergonomic shape.Yamaha intermediate model instruments set themselves apart with their use of professional materials and features. Straight tone holes with tapered undercuts provide outstanding intonation and response making the YCL-450 play like a pro model instrument.So here it is. You've been practicing. You've been studying. You've been listening to your instructors. You have talent. And here is your reward. The Yamaha YCL-450. You deserve this.
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Regular Price: $2,109.00
On Sale For $1,546.99
Yamaha YCL 650 Professional Clarinet
The 650 is an excellent alternative for those who are serious about their clarinet performance but need to watch their budget. The specifications of its bell, barrel, toneholes and other features are very close to those of the Custom SEV model, so its sound is warm, round, and deeply resonant. Made of carefully select and seasoned Grenadilla wood and boasting an enormous amount of handcrafting and hand finishing, the 650 features tapered toneholes which are undercut by hand for precise intonation and superior tonal balance. It also features beautifully sculpted keys whose touch has been regulated by master artisans for perfect balance.
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Regular Price: $2,676.00
On Sale For $1,866.99
Yamaha YCL CSVR
The Yamaha YCL-CSVR Clarinet is the result of years of development dedicated to a clearly focused concept: crafting a Custom clarinet that has a beautiful sound, consistent quality, and an affordable price. Both student and professional clarinetists require a rich sound and comfortable playability. These qualities were combined with the high level of consistency that only Yamaha can provide, allowing clarinetists to demand a higher standard than ever before.Its durable leather pads ensure a precise seal between pad and tonehole for ease of response throughout the entire range of the clarinet. Its custom barrel design provides the CSVR with a well-balanced response and rich, warm tonal colors that will elevate the progressing clarinetists playing. The YCL-CSVR has redesigned keys that offer comfortable, ergonomic hand placement. In addition, the new keys have thicker silver-plating for a dark and resonant sound quality.
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Regular Price: $4,326.00
On Sale For $3,089.99
Yamaha YEP 321 Intermediate Baritone
The YEP-321 is an excellent choice for pro doublers or serious amateurs. The 321 features a strong warm tone, and is easy to play, with accurate intonation.
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Regular Price: $3,510.00
On Sale For $2,388.99
Yamaha YFL 461H
The Yamaha YFL-481 is an intermediate flute offers the durability of standard flutes while producing greater resonance. Features an improved scale for better intonation and an undercut, beveled embouchure hole for a clean attack, sensitive response, and accurate intonation. Improvements include a stronger post design to prevent post bending, accessible adjustment screws, improved adjustment screw material, and a body mark for proper footjoint alignment. Construction features a sterling silver headjoint, body and footjoint; nickel-silver keys and long-lasting neoprene bumpers. The undercut and beveled embouchure hole provides the student with a clean attack, sensitive response, and accurate intonation. The low B gizmo key makes for convenient fingering and excellent response for high C. Double bladder pads mean longer life and maximum seating, and nickel-silver, power-forged keys are less susceptible to breakage. Cork key bumpers result in quieter action and lighter touch. A unique footjoint alignment mark facilitates proper fitting by young players, and the YFL-481's ergonomic key shapes have been ergonomically designed for comfortable, natural-feeling performance. The keys are hand-assembled and adjusted for a perfect 'touch' and balance. Additionally, Yamaha's unique screw resistance inserts allow smooth adjustments while preventing gradual loosening of the screws.
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Regular Price: $3,027.00
On Sale For $2,116.99
Yamaha YFL 677HCT Professional Flute
This instrument has never been owned, but been used as a show model in our retail location. There may be some very minor cosmetic blemishes. Inheriting the many merits of top-of-the-line Yamaha handmade flutes, this model offers rich, nuanced tonality over a wide dynamic range. The 600 series combines the brillance of nickel silver with the characteristic mellow timbres of sterling silver. The YFL 677 comes with a hand-finished headjoint based on the Type A headjoints supplied with the 800 and 900 series handmade flutes. The keys feature traditional pointed key arms, reflecting the highest level of craftsmanship and adding visual elegance to this outstanding instrument.
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Regular Price: $5,952.00
On Sale For $3,911.99
Yamaha YOB 441M "Duet" Intermediate Oboe
The YOB-441 is made of the finest quality aged and seasoned grenadilla wood for a rich professional sound. This is the same material as used on our Custom models and has been carefully crafted in a similar manner. The size and placement of the toneholes is also the same, giving even and accurate intonation and making the 441 the most 'Professional' sounding intermediate model you will ever find.
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Regular Price: $5,175.00
On Sale For $3,370.99
Yamaha YSL 448G Intermediate Trombone
The YSL-448G features beautiful rich tone, easy playability, and a balanced response. The bore and bell sizes are the same as professional models, and it boasts a handcrafted assembly which you would normally expect only for a top-of-the-line trombone. The 8-1/2" bell is made of gold brass for a warm, rich sound which can fill a concert hall and the intonation is very accurate. The slide action is smooth and the quick response and comfortable playability is consistent in almost any register, at almost any dynamic. The YSL-448G offers a large orchestral bore for powerful sound projection and features Yamaha's original wrap for the F-attachment, which is characterized by a surprisingly open, free-blowing response, and by remarkably smooth valve action.
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Regular Price: $2,472.00
On Sale For $1,902.99