11 February 2010 — Bach Stradivarius - No other brand evokes more passion, loyalty, and respect. Exceptional tonal color, balanced response, and superb projection are hallmarks of designs by Vincent Bach. Carrying on the legacy and true to the vision of the master craftsman, the makers of today’s Bach Stradivarius proudly introduce The Artisan Collection.
The Artisan Collection features new Bb, C, Eb, tunable bell D/Eb combination, and 4 valve long bell piccolo trumpets. Skillfully handcrafted, Artisan culminates in a unique blend of classic design, elegant styling, and the signature Bach sound.
Design features include a one-piece hand-hammered yellow brass bell with flat rim, special acoustic bell treatment, two-piece nickel/brass valve casing construction, Monel pistons, sets of brass and plastic valve guides, enhanced radius ferrules, 1st slide split ring, unique serial number sequence, and deluxe engraving. All models are outfitted in elegant cases that combine classic Vincent Bach styling, contemporary materials, and exceptional design.
The Artisan Collection
AB190 – Key of Bb, .459” bore, extended low F 3rd slide rod stop, available in
silver-plate as AB190S
AC190 - Key of C, .462” bore, available in silver-plate finish as AC190S
AE190 – Key of Eb, .462” bore, extra dual bore main tuning slide, available in
silver-plate finish as AE190S
ADE190 – Key of D/Eb, .450” bore, tunable bells with flat rim in D and Eb,
separate set of slides for D and Eb, available in silver-plate finish as
AP190 – Key of A/Bb, .450” bore, 4 valves, set of four mouthpipes includes both
trumpet and cornet shank mouthpiece receivers, available in silver-plate
finish as AP190S
Over a year in the making, development of The Artisan Collection was aided by long-time Bach artists Michael Sachs, principal trumpet, The Cleveland Orchestra, and Phil Smith, principal trumpet, New York Philharmonic Orchestra. Special thanks go to both Michael and Phil for their contributions to acoustic design and testing.
“Players all across the country are giving rave reviews about the sound, the response, and the quality of today’s Bach professional trumpets,” said Jeff Christiana, Director of Marketing for Bach. “The Artisan Collection enhances the entire line of Bach Stradivarius by offering today’s players the look, feel and signature Bach sound of vintage Bach designs. Staying true to key elements of Vincent Bach’s original designs was critical in the development of this new collection.” Whether a passionate enthusiast or performing artist, experience The Artisan Collection and discover the Artisan within.