Matthias Hippe – Schagerl Young Star


“I’ve been playing a Schagerl Vienna Bb since 2015 and am very satisfied. In addition, I play a Schagerl Berlin Heavy C (beautiful sound, easy to play and projects great in the orchestra), and since 2019 also a Schagerl Berlin Heavy B trumpet, which offers a slightly wider sound compared to my previous Vienna. The two Berlin models are used a lot in the orchestra, my Vienna for solo repertoire and chamber music.”


Matthias Hippe (Schagerl Young Star)


Prof. Alexander Freund about his Schagerl Instruments


“I looooove the warm and overtone-rich sound of my Schagerl trumpets. I don’t even need to mention the terrific intonation and finish, the instruments have such a free blow and sound very individuel, simply beautiful! I mostly play the Ganschhorn in M5 Mexican Brass, it’s like four instruments in one and blends fantasticly, as wll as my other toys. That’s why I play Schagerl, since 1998.”

Prof. Alexander Freund (M5 Mexican Brass, Professor Georgia State University, Atlanta)

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Prof. Gordon Vernick about his Schagerl J. Morrison


“My Schagerl trumpet is one of the finest instruments I have played—the workmanship is excellent. Trumpets are like tools and one must have the right one for the requirements of the music. This instrument plays easily, has a warm focused sound, is very directional with little spread, and suits the type of work (jazz) I do very well. Notes slot well and the intonation is very good…….”

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Vitaly Golovnev about Schagerl JAMES MORRISON


As I mentioned, sitting next to Bryan on different kinds of Big Band gigs really inspired me to try JM model. I tried his horn briefly a couple of times and decided to get same model as well. About two years ago, in summer of 2017 I got in touch with Michael Schiller through my friend Andrey Lobanov (Russian trumpet player who lives in Germany and plays actually same JM horn) and soon got the horn by mail in NY.

What can I say? I felt that I take a little risk ordering horn that I didn’t have a chance to test. But as I received it, it didnt take me long to realize how much I like it. My model is James Morrison ML in raw brass. So well made with great quality that totally works for me.
This instrument works in combination with deep mouthpiece as well. I use AR Resonance custom made MLB 40 – 6.

I play mostly Jazz but I consider it is perfect instrument for any kind of orchestral work, and solo as well. Great projection, Intonation and great valves action.

Vitaly Golovnev  (Russia, Trumpet player, Composer, Educator)
Currently Vitaly performing and teaching private
around New York area

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Ole Jørgen Melhus about the Schagerl KISSBONE X


My favourite thing about the Schagerl Kissbone is the flexibility of sound. It can adapt to such a great variety of style and expression; high or low, loud or soft, mellow or edgy, sparky or noble. The sound is dark and with brilliance at the same time.

I work with symphonic, jazz, pop and experimental contemporary music, and wanted to see if I could find a trombone flexible and versatile enough to do it all. For me, the Kissbone is it! I no longer feel the need to switch equiment for different styles or settings.

I hesitate to call it an “all-round” trombone though, because this might implicate that compromises have been made, sacrificing some special qualities here and there to make it work well enough all over. The fact is that the Kissbone acts as a specialised instrument in such a wide scope of sound colours, styles and settings.

The Kissbone has a great range, and responds really well all over. It has a rich, full bodied bass-register as well as a juicy and brilliant high register when needed. It can play super loud without sounding forced, and super soft with great comfort.

The Schagerl F-valve is the best I have tried, with its consise action and almost equal resistance to the open-horn. This makes legato and intervals between registers very smooth, and maintaining the same sound quality is easier.

The craftmanship of Schagerl is really impressive. The first moment I tried a Schagerl trombone I noticed the special quality; hand-crafted and with great care for every detail. It is a pleasure and an inspiration to work with such an instrument.

Ole Jørgen Melhus – trombone player Nordic Brass Ensemble und Trondheim Symfonieorchestra

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Maria Peer about Schagerl Aurora


“Aurora: A trombone with a beautiful, overtone rich sound, and light response. At forte it also remains compact and centered, with even tuning throughout all registers and positions. The valve section is responsive and open. The Aurora lies well in the hand, is well-balanced  and can be used in any musical situation. This wonderful instrument makes me very happy!”


  • Tune: B/F
  • Bore: Valve: 14,1mm
  • Bell: 220mm Yellowbrass
  • Slide: 13,9mm

Vintage Finish for KissboneX


Zoltan Kiss about KissboneX:

Together with the Schagerl company, I designed the Kissbone X , incorporating features which enable me to not only play powerfully, but soft and tenderly with smooth and easy legato.

I chose a combination of vintage lacquer and gold plating for my Kissbone X, making this already outstanding instrument as attractive to the eye as it is to the ear.

Thank you Schagerl, I couldn’t have asked for a better instrument!


Simon Zöchbauer plays Spyder


Since I am a Musician I play both classical music as well as I improvise. For a long time I have searched for a great instrument that fits in both worlds. When I tried the Spyder, I was thrilled from the beginning.

I had to take a little time to get used to the distance from the fingers to the valves, but as soon as that familiarization was complete, I have never wanted to play another instrument!

It was important to me to find a trumpet with which I can play as many things as possible: with my Ensemble Federspiel, as well as in my solo project with String quartet and trumpet.

The Spyder fulfills this flexibility: with this instrument I can fill big concert halls like the KKL Luzern, but also, it fits beautifully into the acoustical environment of a string quartet in a church.

The intonation is very good (which is to be expected in a Schagerl anyway) and the entire register of the horn is very balanced, from top to bottom. The Spyder is great, flexible instrument

perfect for solo use.