From top to bottom, Getzen Trombones are known around the world for their playability and durability. The same important construction techniques used to make Custom Series Trombones so widely respected, are put into practice during the making of all of our trombone lines.
So what makes Getzen trombones so well respected? The most important thing is the slide. Every Getzen Trombone features nickel silver inside slide tubes. These tubes are chrome plated to ensure that they stand up to the tests of time, and each tube is barrel-shaped to ensure the fastest and smoothest possible slide action. In addition, each slide tube is drawn using special tooling designed specifically for drawing the straightest possible trombone tubes. This, and the fact that every tube is straightened by hand, guarantees that you won't find a trombone slide anywhere that is faster or smoother than a Getzen.
In addition to the finest slides, Getzen Trombones also feature top quality hand-spun bells in a variety of gauges and metals. The upper line trombones feature several optional bells designed to meet the needs of the specific player. Getzen Eterna and Custom Series trombones feature conventional and axial flow valves respectively. Each of which are manufactured to highest possible standards.
Small Bore Tenor Trombones
Getzen 300/400 Series Instruments are well known for their quality and durability and the 351 and 451 Trombones are no exception. Both are built to offer the quality the player wants and the durability the player needs. Each feature chrome plated, nickel silver inside slide tubes that have been barrel shaped to provide the fastest possible action. 351 and 451 Trombones also offer heavy nickel silver outside slide tubes. This gives the instruments the extra level of durability often needed in a classroom setting.
351 Trombones offer hand spun, yellow brass bells with wire reinforced rims. For the student looking for a warmer sound, the 451 Trombone comes standard with a hand spun, gold brass bell and gold brass tuning slide crook.
Small Bore Tenor Trombone
Bore Size: .500 Bore
Tuning Slide: Gold brass round bow
Handslide: Hand straightened nickel silver inside tubes
(chrome plated with barrel shaped stockings)
Nickel silver outside tubes with yellow brass end crook
Bell: 8" gold brass
Mouthpiece: 12C Trombone
Bright Silver Plate
Custom Etching Available
Getzen 300/400 Series Instruments are well known for their quality and durability and the 451 Trombone is no exception. It is built to offer the quality the player wants and the durability the player needs. It features chrome plated, nickel silver inside slide tubes that have been barrel shaped to provide the fastest possible action. 451 Trombones also offer heavy nickel silver outside slide tubes. This gives the instruments the extra level of durability often needed in a classroom setting. The 451 Trombone comes standard with a hand spun, gold brass bell and gold brass tuning slide crook.
Buying a 451 — Visual Guide
Getzen offers two high quality finish options. One is our specially formulated, baked epoxy lacquer that shows off the natural color of the instrument. The other is our signature silver plate with a brightness that is unmatched in the industry.
Not all finishes are offered on all models. Check individual model options to determine availability.
Clear lacquer is the most economical of all finish options. The durable finish protects the brass from tarnishing while allowing the natural beauty of the metals to shine through.
Bright Silver Plate
Bright silver plate is a very popular finish with most musicians. It provides a bright, uniform finish to the instrument while protecting the brass from tarnishing. Silver can become tarnished over time however and requires occasional cleaning or polishing to maintain its bright shine.