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Holton T103
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Model T103 is designed for the player who would like the Holton T101 with more power and projection and features a longer mouthpipe than the T102 plus a large-throated bell for a fuller sound and tremendous carrying power with excellent control, especially in the high register.


Key: Bb
Bore: 11.66 mm (.459")
Bell: 5.0” diameter.Handhammered yellow brass with wire-reinforced rim
Mouthpipe: Yellow brass
Pistons: Monel material with double-slotted spring barrel, enclosed stainless steel springs and silent twopoint non-metal piston guides
Slides: Nickel silver outside and brass inside slides, U-pullon 1st slide assembly and fixed finger ring with stop-screw on 3rd slide
Waterkey: Tuning slide
Finish: Clear baked epoxy lacquer
Mouthpiece: 7C
Case: Deluxe wood shell with dual handles
Options: available with silver plating as model T103S.
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Bore (inch): 0.459
Bell (inch): 5.000
Bell Mtl.: Yellow Brass
Valves: 3
Website: http://www.gleblanc.com
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Registered: March 2006
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 14
Review Date: 10/24/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $725.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Based on, but improved Mt. Vernon Bach
Cons: They stopped production in May, 2005

The T103 is a very fine horn. It plays all registers well. If you have experience on a Bach Strad, when you pick this up and play it, it just feels exactly like the Bach. However, the T103 has a very long lead pipe and a large, 5"bell so it allows more air through and has a nice big sound. A Holton tech told me that this trumpet has the same big bell as the Maynard Ferguson (MF) ST308, so it was designed to project. The valves are smooth and the trumpet is exceptionally beautiful to look at, too.
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Review Date: 6/8/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $900.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Superb intonation, huge sound, like a good 72 strad
Cons: The case is burgundy, yuk

This is a superb trumpet for a shallow mouthpiece player, with a dull rich tone but with amazing evenness between registers. Slots over top-C easily. The long leadpipe makes slots rock solid - usual trouble notes are far easier to play in tune than on a normal leadpipe strad. You cannot overblow this trumpet, it just gets bigger and bigger....
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