For over 15 years the Taylor Chicago range of trumpets have been making an enviable reputation as a true players instrument. Now firmly established among the elite of Custom trumpets its time to bring that feel to a wider market.
Introducing the Collaboration Series of instruments. The name alone makes it clear that these instruments are a joint effort. A basic structure that can be made in greater numbers by a manufacturer geared up for this, then sent to us here at Taylor to have the essential Taylor parts fitted and finished off to a level to warrant the Taylor name.
Instantly noticeable is the Taylor styling and substantial feel these instruments possess. The open playing character, the dynamic range, the tonal colours, the power, the flexibility. They have to be mostly hand built and finished to achieve this. It’s the rest where we have collaborated to get the initial manufacturing stages done cost effectively without compromising the finished instruments.
The Pocket Rocket idea came about by chance one day while talking to a couple of gigging trumpet players I know well. They said to me ‘Hey, wouldn’t it be great to have a small travelling trumpet that’s totally gig worthy. ‘Powerful and dynamic enough to use as a real trumpet on proper gigs’. Ok, says I, but why? The answer came back that as travelling musicians we don’t always get ‘nice’ venues, or ‘friendly’ audiences to play to. If your case is over a certain size, your horn gets thrown in the tour bus hold, and with an expensive instrument, that gets very worrying! We play because we need to pay the rent, and that can mean playing gigs that the big hitters can afford turn down but we cant. Plus, we can take it on holiday and practice, jam, or just have some fun.
As from now the Pocket Rocket Pro takes over as the basic model. Why the change? We have improved both the holding position and the openness of the blow. This has come about by designing an all new leadpipe arrangement. It now has a solid one piece machined receiver and a faster taper leadpipe made of tube 50% thicker than the old one and a redesigned bend to facilitate room to get your right hand into a more comfortable position.
The extra engineering does mean a slight price increase but we feel this is minimal considering the marked improvement in performance and comfort.
The Retail (List Price) for the Pocket Rocket Pro is:
$1795 US Dollars or £925 UK Sterling + Tax
If you thought that was sweet, check out the Pocket Rocket Custom.
Two tone part brushed, part polished Silver plated body with all the slides, caps and buttons in Gold.
And for the final touch coloured pearl button tops and a matching gold plated mouthpiece.
Off course it's going to cost a little more, but hey, real cool is priceless!
The Retail (List Price) for the Pocket Rocket Pro Custom is:
$2425 US Dollars or £1235 UK Sterling + Tax
Due to trying to give you the best deal possible on these instrument the operating margins are understandably lower than the Chicago models. This means that we cannot offer the same level of trade in allowance shown on the trade up page against these trumpets. Individual trade ins
will be considered but will need to be done an instrument to instrument basis.