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Lightning Can Indeed Strike Twice
First came the Getzen Custom Series trombone line in 1992. Born of five years of success with the Edwards Instruments line of trombones, the new Custom Series trombones took the industry by storm. They quickly became some of the most...
A Peek Behind the Curtain
Last March I traveled to Frankfurt, Germany to visit with distributors and dealers at the annual Music Messe. While there I had my night of fun with an old friend, who happens to be a trombone player (yeah, we run...
Introducing Ian Bousfield
Ian Bousfield has been at the top of his profession for more than a quarter of a century, excelling in more facets of the music business than perhaps any other trombonist of his generation. His stellar career has included playing...
Getzen Remains a Family Business
Dear Getzen Customer, The musical instrument industry has changed a lot over the last few decades. Consolidation and economic hardship have changed the face of the industry. Historic companies are no longer with us and long standing traditions have faded...
Introducing the 4047DS Custom Reserve
A while back, I had this idea. As always, it started as the most innocent of thoughts. It was “There’s this mythical ‘Bach’ style of trombone that, while some are great, most are inconsistent. Let’s try to build on this...
Elkhorn, Wisconsin No Longer a Part of the United States!
OK, not really.  However, recently one of our competitors sent out a mass mailing to all of their dealers stating that they are “the only brass instrument maker producing all its horns in the United States”.  Apparently, in their world,...
Getzen 490 Trumpet Review
Translated from the original article by Andrea Libretti in Strumenti Musicali Magazine Getzen is a historical brand of American brass instruments started in 1939 by a former Holton employee.  Getzen first started building trumpets in 1947.  Since then, Getzen has...
Quantity vs. Quality
As many of you know, some Getzen instruments are hard to come by these days. We face concerns about delayed delivery just about every day. While building to order is better than having bloated inventory sitting on the shelf, people...
News From the Road: March 2009
Showtime – Nicole Sasser Nicole Sasser excitedly released her first album during the summer of 2008. Her CD, entitled Showtime, showcases her talents as both a trumpet player and singer. It is available for purchase on her website at www.nicolesasser.com....