Best Trombones

1 Mendini MTB-40 Trombone Review

Mendini MTB-40 Trombone Review

Includes everything you need to get started with a valve trombone!

8.7
2 Selmer Prelude TB711 Trombone

Selmer Prelude TB711 Trombone

Great student horn for a more committed or serious player.

8.8
3 Yamaha YSL-448G Intermediate Trombone Review

Yamaha YSL-448G Intermediate Trombone Review

This is a quality horn that can handle professional performances.

9.8
4 Getzen 1047FR Eterna Series Trombone Review

Getzen 1047FR Eterna Series Trombone Review

Works for Classical and Jazz musicians in professional settings!

9.6

Finding a trombone that is both quality and not overpriced can be difficult. The unique, custom made trombones that are typically delegated for the professional trombone player are fairly pricey for most aspiring trombonists

While you will find us consistently on the side of quality versus savings when it is a tossup we put an emphasis on value for the trombone players that are looking for a quality trombone that they can purchase online. We had Scott Flynn, trombonist for Odesza and Elephant Wrecking Ball, and Natalie Cressman, trombonist for Trey Anastasio Band help comb through the mountains of cheap and poorly made trombones to identify where there was value in trombones found for sale online. 

Best Trombones

PBone

8.2/10 Read review
82 %
Last Amazon price update was: September 19, 2022 3:25 pm
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8.2 Expert Score

The Plastic Trombone is affordable, durable, and light-weight, making it a great option for beginner trombone players. 

PROS
  • Great way to get started
CONS
  • Some intonation issues

Mendini MTB40

8.7/10 Read review
87 %
Last Amazon price update was: September 19, 2022 3:24 pm
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8.8 Expert Score

Mendini is one of several companies that offer a wide variety of instruments that are meant to be affordable, student level instruments. They play in tune, they’re sturdy, they’re affordable.

PROS
  • Affordability
CONS
  • You will eventually grow out of this

Selmer Prelude

8.8/10 Read review
88 %
Last Amazon price update was: September 18, 2022 4:59 pm
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8.8 Expert Score

With a name like Selmer, you know you’ll be getting a horn whose action and performance across the horn are going to be of a higher level than a lesser known name’s student or beginner horn.

PROS
  • Quality product for students
CONS
  • Limited long-term use

Yamaha Intermediate

9.8/10 Read review
98 %
Last Amazon price update was: September 21, 2022 2:38 pm
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9.8 Expert Score

Yamaha brass instruments perform on the highest professional level!

PROS
  • Great in professional settings
CONS
  • Affordability

Getzen Eterna

9.6/10 Read review
96 %
Last Amazon price update was: September 23, 2022 12:45 am
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9.6 Expert Score

Getzer has been making these horns for nearly 100years. These are quality instruments for professional performances.

PROS
  • Great for classical and jazz
CONS
  • High price

Cecilio 4 Series

8.9/10 Read review
89 %
Last Amazon price update was: September 24, 2022 12:41 am
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8.9 Expert Score

This is a special trombone that I was surprised to see for sale and simply had to

add into this list. It’s not at all typical and most people might not even know that

they exist.

PROS
  • Size
CONS
  • For getting started

Mendini MTB-33

9.2/10 Read review
92 %
Last Amazon price update was: September 24, 2022 12:40 am
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9.2 Expert Score

Here we have Mendini on our trombone list once again, this time with a very budget friendly tenor trombone complete with F attachment that’s got a rose brass bell and lead pipe.

PROS
  • Will last
CONS
  • Will need to upgrade to perform professionally

Bach 42BO Stradivarius

9.6/10 Read review
96 %
Last Amazon price update was: September 15, 2022 7:54 pm
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9.6 Expert Score

This is the most expensive horn on this list and while the price may seem steep, you can rest assure that this is a horn that will perform with the best of them in any professional situation.

PROS
  • Reach lower notes with F attachment
CONS
  • Pricey

Bach TB301 Student

9.4/10 Read review
94 %
Last Amazon price update was: September 20, 2022 8:58 pm
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9.4 Expert Score

Bach makes horns that are well built, have a great resonant and have a consistent response across the entire horn.

PROS
  • Bach brand for Students
CONS
  • Smaller horn

Michael Rath Intermediate

9.5/10 Read review
95 %
Last Amazon price update was: September 21, 2022 4:34 pm
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9.5 Expert Score

Michael Rath trombones are based out of northern England and are world renowned for their quality.

PROS
  • Loved by Professionals worldwide
CONS
  • Limited use (best with Jazz)

With extra attention on the quality of the design, the playability of the instrument and how it might affect trombone players of a variety of skill levels (beginner trombone, intermediate trombone, professional trombone players) we have found some quality trombones.

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