Bach and Yamaha are both colossal names within the brass community. The history of orchestral brass in the US has been told via the sounds of Bach trumpets. Modernity has continued to be told through the bells of Yamaha. This 239 is a big, open C trumpet with flexibility and playability of Yamaha components. Featuring an MC2 lead pipe, hidden reverse tuning slide, and adjustable bell to first valve slide brace, it has the whole Malone package while keeping the sound and color of a Bach bell. The lacquer, provides a warmth and roundness to the sound that allows for your sound to be clear, crisp and beautiful without being too edgy or piercing. Whether you are playing in quintet or playing Shostakovich 7, this trumpet will give you the sound, the feel and the ability to play anything.