In 2009 Edwards came out with the Edwards T396-A wich they developed with start trombonist Joseph Alessi. It features a yellow brass bell with a gold brass slide. The slide crook is yellow brass and the main tuning slide is gold brass. A nice mix of gold and yellow brass that gives this trombone a clear sound but always with some warmth.
The Rotax valve is absolutely stunning and the harmonic bridge allows you to alter the playing feel to your likings.
This one is in great shape. It has been bought in 2018, played for 5 months and then put away. There is some lacquer wear on slide, but besides that, the trombone is in immaculate condition. Of course, all the harmonic pillars are still there, so you can tinker with the harmonic bridge. This is the first T396-A I ever played, but I can say that it is a great horn. Really even sound through all registers and in all dynamics. Great orchestral trombone.