APHRODITE dedicated HAMANAGA Valve
The dream: Creating the world’s best trumpets.
“Elegance in Lightness” : APHRODITE
An entirely new style.
APHRODITE trumpets are an entirely new style, appealing to those who prefer a more elegant and lively sound. A special new HAMANAGA Valve System has been specially designed for this collection. The APHRODITE appeal to players who are after an elegant sound, quick response, and with outstanding flexibility.
Aphrodite was the Greek goddess of love and beauty. She was proud in her beauty, and according the legend, was chosen as the most beautiful of the three graces by Paris. The APHRODITE trumpets took their name from that of the enchanting goddess, and they are ultra-light weight models ― weighing less than 1kg.
Creative Brass Instrument Design since 1982
The musical invention of Best Brass were the creation of founder, Shinji Hamanaga, and were created in the city of Hamamatsu in central Japan; a city famed for producing world-class musical instruments.
During his career at Yamaha Shinji designed almost every type of brass instrument from tubas to trumpets and was awarded 17 patents in brass design. In fact, trumpets designed Shinji were used by both trumpeters of Canadian Brass, Fred Mills and Ronald Romm, and horns designed by Shinji were used by Gerd Seifert and Johannes Ritzkowsky.
In 1999, as trumpet player himself, Shinji founded Best Brass with his dream in mind: “To create the world’s best trumpet.” This gave him total freedom to pursue his passion for innovation to create the highest quality trumpets; all powered by his remarkable talent and extensive experience.
HAMANAGA Valve System
This new design contains an answer for just about every issue of
- ・Easy high notes
- ・Stable low register
- ・Great endurance
- ・Clear articulation
- ・More sound from less effort
- ・Precise pitch
A revolutionary concept
The Groove Mouthpieces
Here is the world first pure titanium mouthpiece using the M.I.M technology !
This totally-new product will be a great item for all the trumpeters who are looking for new sound.