This request for this custom horn was simply "make it scream like no other trumpet, make it look cool". Internally, the Banshee is very similar to the MedClassic model Eclipse; the external bracing pattern was designed by Leigh McKinney. This manner of bracing is extremely strong, while still allowing the horn to vibrate freely - a desirable attribute of a lead trumpet. The finished product shown above in double 24kt gold plate is "the most piercing, intimidating weapon I have ever wielded", as described by its owner Gary Wilder, thus explaining the name 'Banshee' - "not only does it scream, it instills fear".