Selmer Prelude TB711 Trombone


Great student horn for a more committed or serious player.

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Selmer is a name that is most often associated with saxophones, but they’ve been making more wind instruments than that for a long time and they have a line of brass instruments that are very high quality horns so we’re reviewing their Prelude in our list of best trombones.

The price of this Bb Lacquered student tenor trombone is a good medium between going more professional level and a slightly more cheaply made starter horn that would be a few hundred less and the value you get is reflective of that. This is a smaller bore horn, .500”, which is perfect for someone wanting to be play jazz or lead trombone. It comes with a genuine Bach 12C mouthpiece as oppose to one that was just manufactured to the shape of a 12C, a hard case and some Bach slide cream.

Compare this Selmer Prelude to the Yamaha YSL-448G Intermediate Trombone review.


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.

  • Value
  • It works best for intermediate/student players than Beginners or Professional