HD Series C Trumpets offer the musician with discerning tastes an elegant and rich tone with superb intonation. Custom built in the highest quality Schilke tradition, this design offers the musician a truly gorgeous sound. HD trumpets are offered in silver plate, 24K gold plate and lacquer finishes.
HD Series C Trumpets are covered by the Schilke Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Originally designed for Marc Geujon, Solo Chair of the Paris Opera, the C3HD features a #3 bell taper with large bore. The C3HD is notable for its step bore design, contributing to an efficient blow with tremendous clarity.
One-piece, Hand-Hammered Yellow Brass HD Bell
Soldered Bead w/ Steel Wire
#3 Bell Taper
.463″ Large Bore
Square Main Tuning Slide w/ Brace
1st slide saddle & 3rd slide ring
*Additional Customization Options*
(Call to place a custom order)
1st slide ring
3rd slide waterkey
Gold Brass bell
Sterling Silver bell
All HD Series C Trumpets come standard with a hand-hammered yellow brass bell. Yellow brass bells are more consistent in tonal color regardless of dynamics.
Optional gold brass bells are higher in copper content than yellow brass bells. HD gold brass bells offer a darker tone than yellow brass.
Optional sterling silver bells offer a focused, dense sound. Darker in timbre in softer dynamics and brighter in louder dynamics, these bells “zing” when playing ff.
Detachable tuning bells are available by special order on any HD Series C Trumpet. The advantage of the tuning bell feature is that the tuning slide can be left all the way in or moved only a little, thereby keeping the bore relatively free of gaps that may cause a disturbance in the nodal pattern of the sound wave. Another advantage is that different bells of varying tapers, materials and finishes may be used to change characteristics of the instrument.
HD stands for Heavy Design. Using design concepts first introduced in our S Series, the HD Series modifies those concepts using heavy walled material in the body, a hand-hammered bell and a new leadpipe design to offer a modern take on a classic design.
Like with the S Series, the S22CHD feature a two-part nomenclature. The first number indicates bore size (2 for large, 3 for medium large, 4 for medium) and the second number indicates bell taper (2 for #2 taper, 3 for #3 taper).
The C3HD features nomenclature based upon our Custom Series. The C3HD is an updated and modified design based upon the original C3 Custom Series model.