The challenge we set before us was to build an alto trombone that would sound full and sonorous, in spite of its small size. AURORA was developed in cooperation with Otmar Gaiswinkler and Wolfgang Pfistermüller of the Vienna Symphoniker. Their expertise had much to do with the development of this model, which sounds so remarkably open and offers an unresricted upper register.
„The Schagerl Aurora alto trombone sounds as its namesake – the goddess of dawn, effortlessly bringing a shining, golden warmth to the world.
Gold-plated and with a gold-brass bell, the Aurora offers almost perfect intonation, which is very rare for an alto trombone.
The instrument is made from one piece of tubing with no tuning slide, which makes for a pure continuous airflow and almost flawless overtones.
I can even reach a double high C on it!
The absence of a tuning slide means the trombone slide is slightly heavier than others, but a trombone weighing only 1.5 kg is no problem for me.
I have tried instruments from many different companies, but I can truly say this is the BEST alto trombone I have ever played!
Thank you Schagerl!”
- Tune: Es
- Bell: Goldbrass
- Slide: Tuning on Slide