Cecilio musical instruments Pocket Trumpet Review

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“Here's what to watch out for when buying a Cecilio...”

Written on: 13/10/2006 by pro trumpet (2 reviews written)

Good Points
The Cecilio Musical Instruments Pocket Trumpet is nice looking, and it will make a great table lamp, wall hanging or a prop for a play!

Bad Points
Outside Lacquer inside valve chambers!

General Comments
Here's what to watch out for when buying a Cecilio Musical Instruments Pocket Trumpet, or any trumpet:

"Teacher approved," "Not a throw away," "German type," "It has a serial number!", "This is a genuine," "This is not a Cheap imitation" or "You won't find a better Instrument at this price etc. Low end cheap Trumpets with names you have never heard of usually are unrepairable because music stores won't sell them for good reason, and don't carry the parts. Most of these "Instruments" are made in India, Pakistan & Mainland China by the same company and sold under different names, most of them European sounding. Do research on any Trumpet brand you want to buy. Any reputable Musical Instrument manufacturer should have their own website and distributors. Are there any reviews or complaints on the web? Where are they made? Is the shipping cost overly high, and what's the return policy if they send you an inferior instrument? Are you stuck with paying their over priced shipping and handling, and your time and cost to send it back if it's no good? The Seller has nothing to lose and everything to gain, even if you ship it back. Forget about the positive feedback, most customers don't realize they have an inferior instrument until it falls apart a couple of months later. Be sure to thoroughly check for any and all feedback about defective merchandise, whether it's a Trumpet or any other instrument they sell. If the Instruments are high quality there is very little chance of ever hearing such feedback, because they are always inspected before being sent out by any reputable manufacturer. If you read any promised supplies are missing with the order or that they are inferior, it is another sign of non-inspection and bad quality control. Another red flag is if the Seller has left rude feedback on the buyer's feedback page who has a legitimate complaint. Your child deserves to learn on a well made instrument, not some cheap piece of junk.

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323450_Anderman5's Response to pro trumpet's Review

Written on: 10/11/2007

Recently, while searching for a professional grade trumpet for myself and a beginner's trumpet for a friend, I asked the trumpet specialist at Chuck Levy's Washington Music Center about the quality of Cecilio trumpets. He stated his professional opinion by replying, "WHAT kind of trumpet?". The point here is, if you're serious about playing an instrument, even as a beginner, look for well-known brand names, even if they are more expensive. I could tell the brand and model of every trumpeter I know, not because I memorize this kind of thing, but because they all fall into the range of King, Bach, Yamaha, Getzen, Jupiter, and Schilke. I'm not saying these are the only acceptable trumpet brands, but these are some of the most dependable trumpets anyone can buy.

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