Compact in size and lighter in weight, the 3/4 size BTU1287 Tuba is manageable and an excellent choice for a developing student. Built to handle the rigorous demands of a school band program, our build quality, fit, and finish will allow musical growth and longevity. Easier to hold and play, the BTU1287 features three top action stainless steel valves with the big full sound required to anchor a school band. It also includes an additional detachable leadpipe to convert to an over the shoulder marching tuba.