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Good players command sophisticated instruments. They know the sounds they like to hear and want an instrument adaptable enough that they can forget the mechanics and just concentrate on making great music; Smith-Watkins instruments enable them to do just that.

Musical needs vary from playing jazz and chamber music, to recording in a studio. No two players are the same or have the same requirements. That is why Smith-Watkins designs each instrument to suit the individual and their particular requirements perfectly.

Finding exactly the right instrument is where the personalised service offered by Smith-Watkins, a company founded on ground-breaking academic research and expert craftsmanship, really sets it apart.

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  • A right royal inspection of our Smith-Watkins fanfare trumpets +

    It’s not often you call out ‘we’re waiting for the Cavalry to arrive’ during the working day but our team Read More
  • The Brass Behind the Royal Fanfares +

    A milestone in the project to make a new set of fanfare trumpets that will be used during high profile Read More
  • Wellington Brass playing Smith-Watkins Cornets during the summer +

  • Beth Cooper plays Smith-Watkins ‘Soloist’ +

  • The New Mike Lovatt Professional Trumpet +

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  • Dr Smith, a world authority on acoustics, a pioneer in the design of sophisticated brass instruments for global export
    Captain Jason Griffiths, Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band
  • Our cavalry trumpets have to be in tune, responsive and reliable. Our musicians depend on them day in, day out for a distinctive musical sound. In my experience, the only instrument-maker to offer that kind of consistent quality is Yorkshire’s own Richard Smith.
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