The Benefits of Upgrading Your Instrument

Why upgrade your instrument?

Take your performance to the next level. Beginner instruments are designed for playing basic musical styles, and are constructed economically with the young musician in mind. As students advance, so should their instruments.

Intermediate and professional instruments have enhanced features that make it easier for advancing musicians to handle more challenging music. Better quality materials, more refined construction, and enhanced features produce a more precise sound and comfortable feel. Talk to your music teacher for advice on how and where to upgrade your instrument.

Instrument

Flute

Open hole model – preferred design allows for better tone quality

Solid silver headjoint – material and one piece construction produce better tone

Low B footjoint – additional notes available, as required in advanced music
Preferred design allows for better tone quality

Clarinet

Wood body – produces more resonant sound

Refined keyes – better playability

Individually cut tone holes – produces more precise sound

Refined design – post & rib construction allow for better stability in sound

Saxophone Alto/Tenor

Refined design – post & rib construction allow for better stability in sound

Refined tone holes – design allows for enhanced playability

Heavy wall design – allow for more even and controlled sound

Trumpet

One-piece bell – construction produces more even sound

Refined pistons – design allows for more flexible playing

Trombone

One-piece bell – construction produces more even sound

Refined slides – design allows for more flexible playing

F Trigger –¬†Allows for more flexible playing and extended range

Strings, violin, viola, cello, bass

Hand-applied varnish – produces better acoustics

Better wood material – produces more resonant sound

Ebony fittings – provides best stability

Higher grade bow material – allows for more flexible playing