Instrument Shop and Mazak Machines Make Beautiful Music Together

Each month, the David G. Monette Corp. (Portland, OR) produces four of the most technologically advanced trumpets in the world. The shop's customer list reads like a "Who's Who" of trumpet players — from Charles Schlueter, former principal trumpet of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, to jazz great Wynton Marsalis, the artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center, to the late Maynard Ferguson, noted Canadian jazz musician and bandleader. Each trumpet is tailored to the musician based on where and how they play as well as their individual sound concept.

The manufacturing processes involved in creating a Monette trumpet are complicated. There are about 150 individual parts per horn and approximately 85% of them involve some type of machining. However, the real challenge is that overall resonance must be balanced among each and every one of those parts.

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