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Evette Schaeffer Intermediate Trumpet
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This French made Evette Schaeffer trumpet has a very nice sound and would be the ideal instrument for a young player moving up to a good instrument. This is probably more of a professional level instrument but there is no 1st valve slide saddle which is why we have it listed as an intermediate trumpet. Very well crafted and recently reworked by our repair staff this instrument is ready to play.

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Review Date: 8/5/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $64.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: solid construction, warm sound, great valves, nice balance
Cons: 3rd valve ring could be better designed

 
I have been buying, selling, repairing and playing trumpets for years and bought this last week (on ebay) on a lark - what a pleasant surprise! First, the horn is solid and extremely well built and designed. The body is 2 tone brass and nickel silver with gold lacquer and tilts slightly forward in your hand until you insert the mouthpiece, then it balances perfectly. The waterkeys, bell rim, and inner threaded valve caps all suggest Selmer as the original maker (it is definitely a stencil) but some design elements suggest Courtois, too. The slides have a nice snug but smooth fit that you only find on the best quality horns and the valve pulls even have little pearls inlaid in them! Based on the design elements, I would date it to the mid-50's.
The fast, smooth pistons are chome plated and have outer springs. The valves, (even though the horn's finish shows years of use), have excellent compression and it plays from top to bottom with a huge dark sound and a fluid, centered feel... could the .472 bore have something to do with that? Yes, you heard right, HUGE bore but with a heavily tapered leadpipe like a Martin that makes it a pleasure to play and impossible to overblow. Slotting and intonation are good, low range full. I can't get too high yet, but I'll be working on it!
Only minuses I've found are the clunky 3rd valve ring and the slightly chintzy bell engraving. This came in a Buffet trumpet case, which is no surprise - Buffet has been stenciling their internmediate instruments with the Evette name for 70 years or more but, Who made the horn? Internet research has been a dead end, as there is no info available and the design elements are so original and disparate as to defy comparison. It could be Selmer, Courtois, Couesnon, or even a German workshop piece!
What it definitely is is a great playing horn - jazz, classical, blues, or what have you - it out plays many pro horns I've tried, both new and vintage, and has a Martin Committee/50's Selmer/Blessing Super Artist thing goin' on that modern $1,800 horns wish they could copy. If you find one of these, buy it (especially for $64!) and you'll have no regrets!
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Review Date: 9/3/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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Hello All,

I have in my possession a Evette and Schaeffer "American" trumpet serial number 681300. It fits the description and looks like of the one mentioned in this review forum. Could the reviewer send me a larger picture?
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Review Date: 11/27/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $240.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Great build and sound and best valves ever!
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Same as above. Just recieved it yesterday. Mine says Germany on the receiver. Slightly concave mother of pearl valve buttons and spaced a little further apart than most horns so fingers feel right at home! Love this horn!
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Review Date: 8/28/2008 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: $300.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: amazing look and feel, solid construction, great tone and valve action
Cons: still looking..maybe a first slide saddle would be nice

 
I've been playing for years and now I'm the lead trumpeter for my high school bands in my senior year, and this trumpet has been an amazing find. Even among the professional models I tried, this one holds its own. It's very solidly built, heavy, tough and well-balanced. its features look very selmerlike as the other reviewer mentioned. Also, it has a hugeass bore which is fairly easy to play with its great tapered design, with awesome tone and projection too..perfect for a lead or solo player. The valves are awesome as well. You cant beat the price either..highly recommended.
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Review Date: 12/12/2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: darker sound than typical yellow brass
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Ive layed a student model bach and this trumpet when i played it was VERY good for its price. Its heavier and easier to articulate with
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