Blackburn has been one of the names in brass instruments and forward thinking R&D for decades. This Blackburn C trumpet is not exception to the tremendous work that Blackburn has done over the years. Featuring a raw brass 1BX Lead pipe and a DA24 Bell, the entire horn (minus the lead pipe) are gold plated. With the added gold, the sound shimmers throughout all of the ranges without getting brittle or small. This is a C trumpet that can be used for any musical environment.