Start your own band with these vintage trumpet instruments. I’ve been called a blowhard but somehow I never had the wind to play the trumpet. Instead, I choose to collect them for display on a table or console in my home. So if you have a musical instrument or two that you gave up on long ago, dig them out and create your own unique vintage display. Now more on the trumpet.
Vintage Trumpet Instruments
The trumpet has the highest register in the brass family of musical instruments. Historically, the trumpet has been used as a signaling device in battle or hunting. It’s a unique instrument as it’s played by blowing air through closed lips producing a buzzing sound that starts a standing wave vibration in the air column. It’s constructed of brass tubing usually bent twice into a rounded rectangular shape. It dates as far back as 1500 BC with the Egyptians and Chinese. But we know the trumpet best in orchestras, concert bands and jazz ensembles. Who hasn’t heard of Louis Armstrong or Miles Davis. Armstrong was best known for his improvisations on the Hot Five and Hot Seven recordings. And Davis is considered one of the most influential musicians of the twentieth century. There was also Dizzy Gillespie, Roy Eldridge and the list of gifted jazz musicians goes on and on. All I can say is they must have had one set of big pipes.