Schilke C7 “C” Trumpet SN# 3949 (Circa 1969)
I’ve been told that The Minnesota Orchestra trumpet section played custom (extra large bell flare) C7s in the mid to late ‘60’s when Steve Chenette was principal.
A big, rich sound for the soloist or section performer. The fine intonation of Schilke’s B flat trumpets is present likewise in their C trumpets. Many of these are step bore designs producing horns far more free blowing than other manufacturer’s horns of nominally the same bore size.
Schilke C trumpets have never reached the popularity of Schilke B flats and are rarely found in larger orchestras. The number of each model made, with the exception of the C5, remains annually in the single digits. The Schilke C trumpets have a transparent brilliant sound, and are more commonly found in brass quintets, chamber orchestras and ensembles, and in solo work, than the heavier denser Bach and Yamaha C trumpets which dominate orchestral music in the United States.
It is a medium bore model with the large warm sounding #1 bell. ……. C7 – Large bell (A) bell, introduced in 1964
Schilke C7 Traditional Custom Series C Trumpet
No Case / No Mpc