Flip Oakes 'Wild Thing' Bb Trumpet- Gold Plate

$2,500.00
Article number: FOWT
Availability: In stock

Used. Case included - only one tuning slide. Fully gold plated. See photos.

A performing musician from the age of 12, Flip spent many years working with instruments as both a player and repair technician, and eventually set out to realize his vision of the ultimate trumpet.

Flip’s comprehensive understanding of trumpet mechanics coupled with his innate talent gave him confidence to experiment with trumpets. Flip played thousands of horns as a repair technician and owned over a hundred different trumpets in a variety of brands and bore sizes, all in search of an open trumpet with fast response that articulated with ease, and allowed for a wide range of play. He changed bells, switched leadpipes, altered slides, and manipulated braces. However, after several years of disappointing results, Flip realized that he was looking for a trumpet that didn’t exist. Inspired by his vision, Flip set out to design what he considered to be the ideal trumpet.

Confident in his precise design, Flip commissioned Zig Kanstul to build a horn exactly to his specifications. The result was a masterpiece. Since this unique trumpet didn’t yet have a name, Zig took it upon himself to engrave the bell with “Killer.” But as Flip introduced his trumpet to fellow players, they all said the same thing, “This thing is really WILD and I want one!”

The Flip Oakes “Wild Thing Trumpet” was born.

From: https://www.kanstul.com/brand-spotlight-flip-oakes-wild-thing-trumpets/

Instrument Condition: Used
Key: Bb
Bell Diameter: 5" (12.7 cm)
Bore Size: .469" (11.9 mm)
Bell Material: Brass
Country of Manufacture: USA
Case: Not Included
Mouthpiece: Not Included
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