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Schilke HC1 Handcraft Series Professional Bb Trumpet

Schilke HC1 Handcraft Series Professional Bb Trumpet

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$4,010.00 USD
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*Made to order - 11 months*

ThHandcraft Series Bb Trumpets offer a dark and smokey tone that harkens back to Renold O. Schilke’s earliest designs. Handcraft Series Trumpets offer the contemporary musician the best of both worlds: a fantastic vintage tone, rich and smooth, with a truly elite, modern build quality. The even feel, quick response and superb intonation make the Handcraft Series the ultimate convergence of tradition and innovation.

The HC1 features a yellow brass bell, offering clarity, warmth and a consistent tone quality in all registers and dynamics.

One-piece Yellow Brass Bell
Unsoldered Bead
#0 Bell Taper
.468″ XL Step Bore
Reverse Leadpipe
Round Main Tuning Slide
Lightweight Design
1st slide saddle & 3rd slide ring

*Additional Customization Options*
(Call to place a custom order)
Gold plate
1st slide ring
Pinky ring
Amado waterkey(s)
"Beryllium" bell
Tuning bell

Bell Material

The HC1 comes standard with a yellow brass bell, whereas the HC2 has a pure copper bell. Yellow brass bells are more consistent in tonal color regardless of dynamics. Whereas copper bells offer a more progressive tonality that is responsive to dynamic, with a darker sound when playing pp and brighter when playing ff.

Optional “beryllium” bells are very thin bells, similar to our standard copper bells in playing characteristics, but with a brighter and more resonant dynamic range. These bells are terrific when looking for more “sizzle” in your sound.

Optional sterling silver bells offer a focused, dense sound. Darker in timbre in softer dynamics and brighter in louder dynamics, the sterling silver bells are similar to “beryllium,” but with a more simplified overtone series. These bells “zing” when playing ff.

Tuning Bells

Detachable tuning bells are available by special order on any Handcraft Series Bb 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.


Handcraft Series Bb Trumpets are covered by the Schilke Limited Lifetime Warranty.