Dating a martin trumpet imperial maxine magaluna sixy panti
A smoky sound to die for and a fluid responsiveness that just knocked me out. Stewart explained to me that the Imperial is the post WWII version of the Handcraft Imperial. I don't think that is the case with this 1956 model. I suspect THEN people considered the Imperial a "student horn". Are you ready to tell us about the Committee beater you alluded to?
I know I'm still in the honeymoon phase, and I'm trying not to be too giddy about the whole thing. One could do worse ( much worse ) than play an Imperial. I have discovered one...Schilke S32...a cool horn..can't put it down.
It had intonation that was as good, or better than all of them. But supposedly, after the war, the horn was demoted and lost the "Handcraft" in its name, and become a lessor horn. Trouble is too much info about trumpets and the music gets lost.
Like the more well known Committee, this horn has a reversed leadpipe and a medium bore.
It also has a significant amount of nickel silver trim and nickel silver slide tubes.
Similarly, all non-Handcraft Imperials have certainly been of lesser quality and most accurately described as student level horns. The HC Imperial was the last and best edition and plays very much like a HC Committee. Some had 3rd and main tuning slide stop rod assemblies. With the stock Dansant mouthpiece (a Martin Elkhart, in my case), it plays very much in tune, and it makes you feel you don't miss the valve slide finger rings or triggers at all._________________-Yamaha 635ST flugelhorn -Manchester Brass pocket trumpet I agree also that the Dasant is under rated as a player.
The latter that I've seen or owned were from the late 40s to 60s. I think the bell flare is similar and it certainly was a well built horn. In fact just about anything Handcraft I have seen has been of excellent quality.
He had heard me on the other horns trying to get all dark and fuzzy.