The price of brass has skyrocketed in the past two years. As a result, Edwards trombone prices will increase on January 1, 2006. Orders received before January 1 will be billed at the current rate, regardless of delivery date.
Speaking of delivery, our trombones are shipping 12 – 15 weeks after the order is placed. Trumpet players have less time to wait. Trumpet orders with bells that are in stock are only taking 2 – 3 weeks to ship. If the bell isn’t in stock, fulfillment can take up to 8 – 12 weeks. In addition, gold plating will add 2 – 3 weeks to delivery.
We are working hard to improve our production time for 2006 and beyond as improvements to the factory are showing promise. I’ll post an entry in the near future about these improvements.