How trumpets are made

Craft & Design Music
How trumpets are made

Img413 1205
Pat sent in this week’s “Cool stuff being made” – Trumpets! He writes – “When you hear the greats like Louis Armstrong, Wynton Marsalis, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Al Hirt, not everyone thinks first about manufacturing, but they should. After all, these folks are all playing on a manufactured product, the trumpet. This video shows a Bach trumpet (first designed by Vincent Bach in 1918) in all stages of manufacture. From the premium grade brass or pure silver through the valves — honed to a tolerance of .0005″ — this is manufacturing craftsmanship at its finest. We’ve also provided a link to the history of trumpets, for your musical junkies out there.”Link (Bach trumpets video) & History of trumpets video.

The videos are a little salesy, but there is a lot of good info in them if you’re interested in trumpets.


  • How it’s made.. @ MAKE – Link.
Discuss this article with the rest of the community on our Discord server!

current: @adafruit - previous: MAKE, popular science, hackaday, engadget, fallon, braincraft ... howtoons, 2600...

View more articles by Phillip Torrone


Ready to dive into the realm of hands-on innovation? This collection serves as your passport to an exhilarating journey of cutting-edge tinkering and technological marvels, encompassing 15 indispensable books tailored for budding creators.