The current buzz word in US instrument manufacturing is “outsourcing”. In recent years, we’ve seen a rapid increase in the number of Chinese-made instruments and components being sold in the US. Manufacturers are taking advantage of cheaper labor and materials by allowing valves and other components to be built in China. The only problem? The customer is left with an instrument of inferior quality.
Take care when buying a new instrument. Even if a trumpet or trombone looks like a pro line instrument, that may not be the case at all. Play test the horn and then compare it to the quality and build of instruments from Edwards, Getzen and other family-owned builders that care more about quality than what the company stock sells for at the end of the quarter.
Edwards is committed to innovation and quality. We build and finish our trumpets and trombones one at a time in order to maintain the highest standards. The end result is an instrument that our customers can count on to be of the highest quality.