Brass Cellar Heritage Line
BC4 - Levina
This is a one-of-a-king custom Bb Trumpet that has been assembled by a professional horn maker in the USA. It was named Levina in reference to spark & lightning which is appropriate to the horn as it can have some sparkling edge and can easily be pushed to a good volume.
Maker: Kevin Powers (Michigan Musical Instrument Services and Ex. Schilke Trumpet and Custom horn builder)
Made: Aug 2018
Bell: Custom Lawler 5.25 inch Trumpet Bell
Valve Block: Martin Indiana Bb Trumpet (1950's) in a medium bore
Leadpipe: Custom Bb Pipe with a 1940's Martin Indiana Tuning Slide
Trim: Martin Imperial/Indiana Nickel Trim with a custom inlay set of burnt Tiger's Eye from a custom maker in Montreal
Braces: Martin Handcraft Imperial (1938/39) Art Deco style braces.
Finish: Scratched raw brass finish with some polished raw brass highlights.
This custom horn was assembled using all vintage parts. Don't be fooled by the lack of a 3rd slide tuning ring/slide - they were designed that way and this horn is very in tune. The result is a horn that plays up and down the scale with ease and possesses a huge sound. The trumpet plays with some edge when pushed and is an open blow with solid tuning. You will not find another like this one. The Lawler trumpets hand made bell really gives this horn the extra edge when combined with the skill of the brass technician who assembled the horn - Kevin Powers is a brass tech with decades of experience working for himself and during the 1990's made many Schilke Trumpets. There are few that come better. This instrument would make a great soloist horn, or even a horn to sit above other instruments. This is the fourth trumpet in the Heritage Line of which, there will only be a maximum of 12 unique instruments ever made.