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Trumpet/Esquire 600 Trumpet made in Holland


I am thinking of responding to a classified ad for an Esquire 600 trumpet for sale, but I know nothing about the brand/horn.

Based on the pics, I see it has a 3rd valve slide ring, two water keys, some nickel plated joints, diagonal braces from the leadpipe to the bell, and appears to not be in bad shape.

My main tpt is a strad 25L, and sometimes I want to play something with a smaller bore.

Can you tell me anything about this trumpet? Maybe what it's bore size estimated to be, etc?

Also am I allowed to ask about your horns 4 sale here?

Gerald, Without seeing the horn I can't tell how old it is, or who made it. Esquire is a generic name given to house instruments for some stores. As far as my horns you can contact me through my Ebay store: trumpetsandmore

If you can forward the pics here I might be able to tell you more.


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Mike Pawul


I am familiar with most trumpets, cornets, and flugelhorns. I can answer most questions about playing and musicality. Best of all, if I can't answer it directly I play regularly in several bands and have many "old timers" that are familiar with most things that I am not. I collect, repair, and refinish old and new horns and have sold over 1700 with more than 900 on ebay


I have played since 1965 and studied with many directors and trumpeters. I have been collecting since 2002 and have over 150 horns in my personal collection. I have done repair and refinsh since 2003 and have done work on over 2500 horns.

Kosair Shrine Brass Band and Dance Band, The Notables, The New Tones, Bourbon City Brass Band, River Cities Concert Band, Derby City Brass Band, University of Louisville Community Band, Member of Trumpet Players International Network (TPIN), Bugles Across America (BAA), Member of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT)

I played at Brunswick High School. I played through college and have a BS in Business Administration from Trinity College. Of course, I am still learning from all my friends that play and work on trumpets around the world.

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Without being vain, numerous awards and have played in several honor bands.

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