Miles Davis, Wynton Marsalis, Louis Armstrong, Chris Botti, Dizzy Gillespie, and too many others to list here – when you chose to play the trumpet, you are joining a group that includes some of the greatest musicians of all time. But before you get your hands on a shiny new trumpet, you’ll need to learn more about the best brand for your needs

With so many options, it’s not easy to pinpoint the best trumpet for your skill set. Let’s take a look at some of the trumpet brands available from Sam Ash.

Best Trumpet Brands

Certain brands have a long history of producing fine instruments including Amati, Bach, Getzen, Holton, Jupiter, King and Yamaha. Each brand is available in a variety of styles and together are responsible for some of the most legendary professional horns ever produced.

The Bach TR711 Prelude Trumpet is an excellent choice for a first trumpet. This trumpet is built with the quality and craftsmanship that Bach is known for, but in a package that’s perfect for beginners to pick up and start playing right away. The Prelude is constructed with the untrained student in mind to provide an easy and durable option for young beginners, and includes a case and mouthpiece.

Another great choice for the budget-conscious buyer is the Jean Baptiste 483LE Deluxe Engraved Student Trumpet. Jean Baptiste has consistently been one of the best trumpet brands on the market, providing experts and beginners with quality instruments for more than 80 years. The brand uses the finest trumpet-making techniques, materials and equipment and are crafted for excellence.

The result is a beautiful looking and great playing instrument featuring professional quality and durability. It uses Monel-coated valves that are much stronger than steel and more resistant to corrosion than other materials. All Jean Baptiste trumpets also include a mouthpiece and case.

Why Buy Your Trumpet from Sam Ash?

With more than 87 years of experience in the brass and woodwind instrument business – and the guaranteed lowest price and fast free shipping to the lower 48 states – Sam Ash offers the best trumpet buying experience complete with all the best trumpet brands.

We also have a guaranteed trade-in policy, so it is actually cheaper to buy a trumpet from us than to rent from anyone else. Trade in your trumpet within the first year of purchase and buy your new instrument at half-off the original purchase price. Trade in your trumpet within the second year of purchase and we will apply 40-percent-off the original purchase price of any new instrument.

Another great reason to buy from Sam Ash is our 45/60 day return/price protection policy and our live telephone support to ensure that you’re satisfied with your trumpet and get the appropriate assistance you need to make a smart choice.

Tips for Beginning Trumpet Players:

quality valve oil on a regular basis. Never remove more than one valve at a time for cleaning since your trumpet will not play if the valves are mixed up and positioned incorrectly.

Mouthpiece Care – Do not jam the mouthpiece into the lead pipe. If the mouthpiece gets stuck, do not attempt to remove it with pliers. We have seen many trumpets pulled apart this way. The best way to remove a stuck mouthpiece is with a mouthpiece puller tool. You can have your local instrument repair shop or teacher remove the mouthpiece, or you can buy a mouthpiece puller from our site.

 Playing After eating – Eating or snacking shortly before playing your trumpet may be hard to avoid. If you play your trumpet after eating, remember to thoroughly rinse your mouth beforehand. Food particles blown into the trumpet can interfere with your playing and get stuck in the instrument, which can cause bacterial growth.