This weeks’ installment is a vintage Boosey & Hawkes Imperial G trombone! The serial number on this horn puts it’s manufacture around 1960.
This is one of my prized possessions. It was given to me by the bandmaster of a Salvation Army band I used to play in.
The craftmanship on these old Booseys is amazing. Such attention to detail!
The first time I tried to play this I brought my slide hand back to my usual home position… and just about drove the mouthpiece through the back of my head.
I learned pretty quickly to pull the slide home to first, rather than pushing it. The ebony grip on the handle is lovely against the silver.
Bossey & Hawkes LTD
Made in England
No fancy triggers on this baby… just beautiful clean lines.
I love the patina on the silver.
Looks like it had a small repair done at one time.
The counterweight appears to be solid silver.
The most beautiful case in my collection.
The Boosey Imperial G in studio.
Here’s a video introduction to the G Trombone (and it looks like he’s playing an imperial) by Trent Hamilton: