View Full Version : Frank Holton 56 Trumpet Or Bugle

04-23-2012, 01:00 PM
I have a Holton 56 trumpet or bugle. Is there a way I can tell exactly what it is? I would appreciate any information on it. My grandson wants to take trumpet lessons but I am not sure that is what I have Thank you so much.Patti

04-23-2012, 10:14 PM
The model 56 was a Eb alto trumpet: Holton Model 56 Revelation. This was nice model trumpet, but would not be a trumpet for a student just starting. Primary trumpets are in the key of Bb.

The Eb models were used for descant parts, and would have been used in trumpet choirs, certain band arrangements in the 1960s... Believe this model was introduced in the early 1960s. Not a very common trumpet.