The The new X-Series is the culmination of everything we have learned about trumpets and flugelhorns over the years. Perfecting the non-modular setup, these traditional instruments are great for any type of player.
Are you tired of your Bb trumpet being less than a resonant, music-making machine?
When we set out to build the X-13, theoretical/historical concepts were thrown in the waste bin. Instead, we started with a blank slate. We wanted to produce an instrument that is nothing less than a resonant, music-making machine. The X-13 is an instrument worthy of being labeled progressive, evolved, and downright refined.
The X-13’s appearance is striking. Your eyes will be drawn to many aspects of its beautiful design. The X bend with multiple radii and the horn’s wide-body stance not only give this instrument a unique look, they also give it a perfect centered balance.
The X-13’s design allows freedom of movement. Your hands aren’t confined and will remain stress-free for even the longest sessions. In turn, your relaxed state will increase the horn’s resonance — resonance that is available at the softest of dynamics and in all registers. This X-13’s response is nothing like the compressed softs of traditional instruments.
The X-13’s richness within the sound will bring you tonal colors that you can work with to produce brilliance when needed. It offers textures you will find were missing from your life before you played this trumpet. The X-13 will not lock you into any one sound, but rather provide you with the ability to perform with a musical expression beyond your wildest dreams.
The X-13 is available in raw brass, lacquer, silver plate, or satin finish.
New and improved taper that works together with the bell mandrel to give the player the free feeling without blow compromising your ideal sound.
The new X-13 comes standard with our with newly designed finger buttons and valve top caps for a smoother more controlled feel. Water levers, standard finger buttons and valve caps (standard, medium, or heavy) are available upon request. Custom engraving available upon request.
Standard nickel silver pistons with lifetime warranty
5” new mandrel; Designed to compliment the new leadpipe taper
One-piece, handcrafted, yellow brass with new “X” bend
Lightweight, tonally balanced bell
New “X” Bend; The 5 radii bend gives you the free blow and accuracy that is unique to the X-13
The patented pillar system first used on Edwards Trombones is now available on the X-13. Balance your instrument both tonally and physically with this feature. Each X-13 comes with two pillars; others are available upon request.
“Satin” is the latest finish option offered by Edwards. It is achieved by scratch brushing the instrument. The end result is a uniform semi-matte finish. Each Satin-finished instrument will have its own unique look as Edwards technicians have artistic control over the process.
Some players feel that a Satin finish creates a wider sound than lacquered or plated instruments. At this point, we have not done enough research to come to any conclusions ourselves.