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Giardinelli GTR 512 Professional Trumpet  

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        Giardinelli

        Highly respected intermediate trumpet.

        In creating the Giardinelli GTR 512 Professional Trumpet -- the first Giardinelli trumpet -- the goal was simple: to offer the best possible instrument at the lowest possible price. Working with a leading European manufacturer, Giardinelli has developed a trumpet that more than meets the goal of a professional-quality horn for a student-level price! Every trumpeter who has played the new GTR 512 has absolutely loved it.

        It is a responsive, free-blowing horn with excellent tone. Impeccably crafted throughout, it features a .460" bore; rose brass mouthpipe and slide crooks; hand-lapped stainless steel pistons; adjustable 3rd slide ring; and a 4.9" bell. The Giardinelli GTR 512 Professional Trumpet comes with hard case and thickwall mouthpiece.

        Features
        • Key: Bb
        • Bore: .460-inch
        • Leadpipe: Standard
        • Leadpipe Material: Red Brass
        • Bell: 4.9-inch
        • Bell Material: Yellow or Red Brass
        • Valves: Stainless Steel Piston
        • 1st Valve Slide Adjustment: Thumb Saddle
        • 3rd Valve Slide Adjustment: Adjustable Ring
        • Features: Red Brass Leadpipe and Slide Crooks; Hand-Lapped Stainless Steel Valves; Hand-Engraved Bell
        • Case: Hard Shell
        • Mouthpiece: Thickwall Design
        • Finish: Lacquer, Black Lacquer, Silver

        Order today and get a great horn and a terrific deal.

         
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        GiardinelliGTR 512 Professional Trumpet
         
        4.7

        (based on 32 reviews)

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        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        The GTR-512 can definitely hang with best and is worth considering in your search for a great playing horn

        This is a great horn that can keep up with my Bach Strad 37 lightweight, 1938 Buescher 400, 1941 LA Olds Super, and definitely better than my student model horns(1952 LA Olds Ambassador...Read complete review

        This is a great horn that can keep up with my Bach Strad 37 lightweight, 1938 Buescher 400, 1941 LA Olds Super, and definitely better than my student model horns(1952 LA Olds Ambassador, 1963 Holton Collegiate, Holton T602). I bought this horn to play at my more roudy gigs in the bars so I don't have to worry about my other horns that cost a lot of money or have a lot of sentimental value. In doing that, I wanted a horn that I could be happy with during my gig and not have to think to myself, "Dang, I wish I would've brought a different horn tonight." This horn fulfills that need and I will definitely be taking it to future SXSW gigs in Austin. The GTR-512 holds in my hands similarly to my Bach. My Bach is a lighweight, but I would only imagine that a standard weight probably plays like this horn. Just by comparing the side views of my Bach and the 512, it looks like the taper of the bell is similar to the 37 bell. The sound is very warm, full, and just overall nice with a good all around tone and play in all registers. With the right mouthpiece, it can play pretty dark or light up a room. I say,"GO FOR IT!"...especially if you can find a killer deal like I did.
        Has the same features as my Bach Strad... 1st slide thumb saddle, square shaped tuning slide, 3rd slide(adjustable), 3rd slide stop, ML bore .459
        Horn is made very well
        I picked up my lacquered 512 in like new condition for on ebay. I feel the current price tag is worth it. It just depends on how you look at things... you can buy a brand new Toyota or a good used BMW for about the same price. Both are going to treat you well, but one is going to be brand spankin new. Even still, a used Bach Strad or other pro horn is probably still going to cost more.

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        Not this trumpet

        We must have gotten a lemon. We've had this trumpet for about three years. Its junk. We have been disappointed from the beginning. We had to have one of the support brackets re-welded....Read complete review

        We must have gotten a lemon. We've had this trumpet for about three years. Its junk. We have been disappointed from the beginning. We had to have one of the support brackets re-welded. The keys stick to the point one has to raise them manually. Made in Czech Republic which is notorious for poor quality instruments.

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        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The GTR-512 can definitely hang with best and is worth considering in your search for a great playing horn

        By Arjay Pantig

        from N. San Diego, CA

        Comments about Giardinelli GTR 512 Professional Trumpet:

        This is a great horn that can keep up with my Bach Strad 37 lightweight, 1938 Buescher 400, 1941 LA Olds Super, and definitely better than my student model horns(1952 LA Olds Ambassador, 1963 Holton Collegiate, Holton T602). I bought this horn to play at my more roudy gigs in the bars so I don't have to worry about my other horns that cost a lot of money or have a lot of sentimental value. In doing that, I wanted a horn that I could be happy with during my gig and not have to think to myself, "Dang, I wish I would've brought a different horn tonight." This horn fulfills that need and I will definitely be taking it to future SXSW gigs in Austin. The GTR-512 holds in my hands similarly to my Bach. My Bach is a lighweight, but I would only imagine that a standard weight probably plays like this horn. Just by comparing the side views of my Bach and the 512, it looks like the taper of the bell is similar to the 37 bell. The sound is very warm, full, and just overall nice with a good all around tone and play in all registers. With the right mouthpiece, it can play pretty dark or light up a room. I say,"GO FOR IT!"...especially if you can find a killer deal like I did.
        Has the same features as my Bach Strad... 1st slide thumb saddle, square shaped tuning slide, 3rd slide(adjustable), 3rd slide stop, ML bore .459
        Horn is made very well
        I picked up my lacquered 512 in like new condition for on ebay. I feel the current price tag is worth it. It just depends on how you look at things... you can buy a brand new Toyota or a good used BMW for about the same price. Both are going to treat you well, but one is going to be brand spankin new. Even still, a used Bach Strad or other pro horn is probably still going to cost more.

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        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Giardinelli 512 in Black

        By Pope-2G1Wv

        from Oklahoma

        Comments about Giardinelli GTR 512 Professional Trumpet:

        I've owned the black model for almost 4 years. I don't play often now, maybe 5-6 performances a year. This trumpet suits me well. I purchased it through Musicians Friend and noticed that the price is now more than double what they were selling for then, so I feel that I got a tremendous value. Very nice, rich, dark sound. The sound will not get lost when playing with others. I think this would be an excellent horn for the beginner player or the intermediate player like myself. I think that the advanced player could still find this trumpet useful due to its dark sound.

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        (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        The black lacquer

        Comments about Giardinelli GTR 512 Professional Trumpet:

        I ordered a the black giardinelli GTR 312B student trumpet and a few weeks later the black paint started comin off and it looks really bad and they say that the 2 year coverage doesn't cover it, so i would not recommend it to anyone because i was disappointed but the tone is great and loud.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Amazingly Good for the money

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Giardinelli GTR 512 Professional Trumpet:

        this trumpet is a very good trumpet for what it is selling for...this trumpet is very well made and very good a playing. i am a fouth year trumpet player in concert and marching band. i have had this trumpet for three years and it has proved to be absolutely fantastic. the valves have worked amazingly from the begining. i didnt have to oil my valves for months....i have never had any issues with it at all. the instrument is very reliable, plays great, the valves never stick,the slides are very easy to work with, the "cheater" slide works very well. This trumpet is excellect and worth every cent of the money.

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        5.0

        Great Trumpet

        By anonomyous

        from Nebraska

        Comments about Giardinelli GTR 512 Professional Trumpet:

        This is a great bargain. I have had no problems with my trumpet. It has features that usually aren't found on this price trumpet. After five years my valves stick once in a while but thats it. You will be very pleased with this horn.

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Not this trumpet

        Comments about Giardinelli GTR 512 Professional Trumpet:

        We must have gotten a lemon. We've had this trumpet for about three years. Its junk. We have been disappointed from the beginning. We had to have one of the support brackets re-welded. The keys stick to the point one has to raise them manually. Made in Czech Republic which is notorious for poor quality instruments.

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great trumpet ! worth every penny

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Giardinelli GTR 512 Professional Trumpet:

        as i was oil ing the trumet for the first time i noticed that the vaulves were put in backwards. so if you get your trumpet and you start to play and your not able to play "D" turn the vaulves around amd you should be good. other than that a very good trumpet! i am very satisfide

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        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        It plays awsome

        By Anonymous

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Giardinelli GTR 512 Professional Trumpet:

        At my old school my last year there I was intrested in playing the trumpet.Well they let me borrow a conn constalation,I wasint very satisfied I talked my parents into bying a Giardinelli(it plays awsome).

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        5.0

        Awsome horn!!!

        By brassdude

        from Undisclosed

        Comments about Giardinelli GTR 512 Professional Trumpet:

        The Giardinelli GTR 512 pro trumpet is the best I've ever used. Its quality of tone is very good, especially if you have a high register. I used it in a concert setting, but it's just as good for marching purposes. It's by far better than my old Conn. If your looking for a pro trumpet, but on a very strict budgit, buy this horn.

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        5.0

        Beautiful

        By TrumpetGrl

        from Walla Walla, WA

        Comments about Giardinelli GTR 512 Professional Trumpet:

        I got the GTR 512 as a replacement for my old conn student instrument. I couldn't believe what a sweet trumpet this was! Great tone in the higher range, though not quite as good in the lower. I needed a different mouthpiece, but the pistons were real quick. I love this trumpet and would recommend it for anyone.

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