The New Blessing BTR1660 ‘Artist’ Bb Trumpet offers a professional musician the flexibility to move the sound dynamically and tonally. The BTR1660 was designed for a modern player that demands a versatile instrument. It features an American made one-piece, hand-hammered, side seam, yellow brass bell with a steel bell bead and two-piece valve casing with nickel balusters. The result is a resonant trumpet with great character and a broad range of color. Easy to play and even throughout, the sound is brilliant, providing great feedback and projection off the bell. Aiming for the American sound concept, the BTR1660 Artist Trumpet provides the build quality and precision expected by the advanced player of any age.

BTR1660R with Raw Brass Finish: The finish on a trumpet is primarily aesthetic and a personal choice. The difference between a plated trumpet versus an unfinished instrument is tonally subtle. Buffed and polished, an un-plated raw trumpet will naturally tarnish over time. It provides the classic patina consistent with the character of a vintage brass instrument.

 

 

The editorial team at Music Inc. Magazine have selected the Blessing BTR1660 Artist Model Trumpet for a NAMM 2024 Editor’s Choice award. Every year, the editorial staff at Music Inc. walks the Winter NAMM show looking for the best products and services from the show covering all facets of the industry. The awards are featured in the April 2024 issue of Music Inc. Magazine.

The New Blessing BTR1660 ‘Artist’ Bb Trumpet offers a professional musician the flexibility to move the sound dynamically and tonally. The BTR1660 was designed for a modern player that demands a versatile instrument. It features an American made one-piece, hand-hammered, side seam, yellow brass bell with a steel bell bead and two-piece valve casing with nickel balusters. The result is a resonant trumpet with great character and a broad range of color. Easy to play and even throughout, the sound is brilliant, providing great feedback and projection off the bell. Aiming for the American sound concept, the BTR1660 Artist Trumpet provides the build quality and precision expected by the advanced player of any age.

BTR1660S with Silver Plated Finish: The finish on a trumpet is primarily aesthetic and a personal choice. The difference between a plated trumpet versus an unfinished instrument is tonally subtle. The bright luster of the silver-plated trumpet has long been the favorite choice of a professional player. It is durable but is susceptible to tarnish. However, it will maintain its shine over time if properly maintained.

 

 

The editorial team at Music Inc. Magazine have selected the Blessing BTR1660 Artist Model Trumpet for a NAMM 2024 Editor’s Choice award. Every year, the editorial staff at Music Inc. walks the Winter NAMM show looking for the best products and services from the show covering all facets of the industry. The awards are featured in the April 2024 issue of Music Inc. Magazine.

1The standard bearer in the line, the BTR1460S is a fantastic trumpet for any level of player from the motivated advanced student to the professional musician. It features a yellow brass bell and silverplated finish that provides a colorful sound that is rich in harmonics. Designed with a traditional standard lead pipe set up, the BTR1460S provides the resistance critical to controlling your sound and performing in all registers with reliable intonation and even sound.

 

Well balanced with a tight sound core and the flexibility to manipulate sound color, the BTR1460S is accessible, offering both the playability and value comparable to a professional model trumpet. The BTR1460S outfit includes a stylish lightweight back-pack to case that offers excellent protection and ease in mobility. Dependable and reliable, the BTR1460S is designed to inspire confidence and musical development.

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Our BTR1287 is designed for the classroom and built with the beginning student in mind. It allows them to achieve success right away. The two-piece yellow brass bell provides a consistent and even sound that is vibrant. Acknowledged for its durability, our BTR1287 is a reliable entry level trumpet. It is balanced and easy to play allowing for a great sound.

 

A lacquer finished trumpet is the first choice recommended for beginners. Lacquer is a clear epoxy coating applied in the final finishing process to protect the natural finish of the brass. The tone is warm, clear, and focused. It is less expensive and easier to maintain.

Our BTR1287 is designed for the classroom and built with the beginning student in mind. It allows them to achieve success right away. The two-piece yellow brass bell provides a consistent and even sound that is vibrant. Acknowledged for its durability, our BTR1287 is a reliable entry level trumpet. It is balanced and easy to play allowing for a great sound.

 

Silver plating is a richer looking finish. Because it is thinner compared to a lacquer finish, the sound is more responsive and resonant with added brilliance and better overall projection. More care is required to maintain a silver finish.