(Picture shown is 189SXL, Silver Plated Model)
Vincent Bach combined his unique talents as both a musician and an engineer to create brass instruments of unequalled tonal quality. Often copied but never duplicated, Bach Stradivarius trumpets today remain the sound choice of artists worldwide.
The Bach Stradivarius model 189XL in Eb/D trumpet has a vivid yet broad tone well suited for symphonic and solo repertoire. The 4-13/16" long one-piece hand-hammered yellow brass #239 bell provides a lighter more vibrant sound while the reverse tuning #25R mouthpipe and .462" bore has an open feel. The 1st slide thumb saddle make for easy intonation adjustments while the Monel pistons provide smooth quick action. The clear lacquer finish provides a subtle warmth to the overall sound. The Bach 189XL has an extra set of slide for the key of D making it a very versatile trumpet.