I have been playing horns for 66 years... Collecting and restoring vintage trumpets and cornets, producing custom finishes, and building custom horns for 55 years. Over the decades I amassed a vast trumpet/ cornet collection. During the past few years I have thinned out the herd and continue to do so.All my horns are gig ready... They have been completely disassembled, cleaned, valves are hand lapped and precision adjusted & aligned with new corks & felts when necessary, all slide tubes are hand lapped and polished, and then the horn is re-assembled and play tested. PLEASE LOOK AT THE OTHER HORNS I HAVE LISTED. For your consideration, here is a New Old Stock 2015 P.
Mauriat Model 71 that is in need of a new owner. Introduced in 2010, the 700 series of trumpets garnered kudos from just about anyone who played them at the various trade shows. Included with the horns I chose, were two Model 71's.A few years after the intro of the 700 series, Mauriat redesigned their model lineup. Built on the same solid craftsmanship and modern technological expertise that characterized the 700 series, the new series offers even more gratifying and comfortable experience for professional musicians. The PMT-71 supports a scintillating and brassier sound in yellow brass and is wonderfully suited to most musical applications. The solid core of sound so popular with the 700 series can still be found in this new iteration. Adding to the enhanced design of the 71: Redesigned and repositioned braces; round, smooth style finger buttons as well as top and bottom valve caps. The round tuning slide is matched with a single brace to offer the perfect synergy of balance, optimal resistance and secure slotting throughout the entire range. The redesigned bell taper provides tremendous control and projection while enhancing the timbre to suit any musical palate. Lastly, the lightweight aluminum valve stems provide lightning fast valve action. This PMT-71 is a fairly lightweight 2 lb. Trumpet that will accommodate virtually any music style and acoustic venue. The trumpet has a clear and resonant tone that is easily controlled...
Its sound is BIG, BOLD, centered and focused. It is a VERY free and open blowing horn and loves to be piloted in the stratosphere where it develops a sophisticated brighter edge with complex overtones. This horn has great intonation... The low register is not flat, and is very resonant.
The 5th harmonic is great, and so is the upper register intonation. Responsive and flexible, the PMT-71 makes a great jazz horn, but with the right mouthpiece will back off nicely for those soft ballads. The trumpet comes with a P. Mauriat 3C mouthpiece that has a very small #32 throat (the industry standard throat size is 27).
Different mouthpieces dramatically alter the tone of this amazing instrument. Mechanically and cosmetically, this trumpet is in brand new condition. It was not a demo, but was handled by my friend when showing it to potential customers...
I tend to be overly critical and as accurate as possible when describing my horns, so that no one receives any "surprises". Finish - Polished silver plate over yellow brass. Features - Lightweight one-piece bell; reversed 1st valve slide w/ fixed thumb saddle; reversed 3rd valve slide w/ fixed ring and stop screw.
Accessories - Original double handled, professional case that can also be worn as a backpack. International Buyers - Please Note. I do my very best to be as accurate as humanly possible in my descriptions.Just a musician and collector.