If you are here you probably know how good Greenhoe trombones are. And the exemplaries from back when Gary Greenhoe was still running the business, have become very sought after. Here’s your opportunity to get an original Greenhoe large bore tenor trombone in really nice condition – original means not a Greenhoe Schilke.
Some history on Greenhoe: Gary Greenhoe founded his business in 2001 and Greenhoe trombones became rapidly known as instruments of the highest quality. Gary patented a new valve – wich was also used by Shires if I recall right.
Turns out this is actually a bit of Greenhoe trombone history! When I posted this trombone in the classifieds section over at the TromboneChat, Matthew Walker – owner of M&W custom trombones – posted an interesting answer:
I remember making that trombone. It was the only one sold with a one piece red brass bell!
Matthew worked at Greenhoe prior to it’s closing in 2012. Imagine how much attention he put into that trombone bell to still remember it after so many years!
The trombone features a red brass Greenhoe bell, lexan valve cap and a nickel silver light weight slide. All slides and the valve work perfectly. There’s some lacquer wear throughout the instrument and the bell has some tiny “mute kisses”. Quite a lot of acid bleed around the bell rim. Comes with an older style MB case. Some people prefer heavier valve caps – from what I know, the valve caps from the Greenhoe by Schilke trombones should fit this trombone too.
It’s a really nice sounding trombone wich makes me think of a middleway between a Conn 88H and a Bach 42. Somehow the red brass bell in combination with the larger slide crook has to do something to it.