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JP Smith-Watkins

The name Smith-Watkins conjures up like no other a true sense of tradition and pedigree when it comes to brass instrument manufacture. Derek Watkins, known as “Mr Lead” to many that knew him and had an international reputation as one of the best all-round trumpet players, making a particular specialty of the ‘Super C’.

Alongside Derek, Dr Richard Smith, previously chief designer and technical manager at Boosey & Hawkes has worked to create a series of trumpets, cornet, flugel horns nd tenor horns that have shown to perform at the highest level.

In the last decade Smith–Watkins have become contractors to the Ministry of Defence and have designed, made and supplied specialist brass instruments to most of the British military bands. Their fanfare trumpets have recently been seen in spectacular form at a variety of prominent public occasions, including heralding the beginning and end of the Grand National (the world famous horse race held annually in Britain), the Royal Wedding (2011), and the ceremonies to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee (2012) and the opening of the London 2012 Olympics.

JP Musical Instruments and Smith-Watkins combined forces in 2008 to create the JP Smith-Watkins range of trumpets and cornets that draw on the extensive history of the Smith-Watkins brand. Working closely with Dr Richard Smith, the team at JP Musical Instruments have created instruments that perform far beyond what is expected for their price bracket.

All JP Smith-Watkins instruments features an exclusively designed Smith-Watkins Leadpipe and benefit from a wealth of fine-tuning due to the expansive knowledge of Dr Richard Smith and his team.

For further information on any of the JP Smith-Watkins instruments please contact us.

For further information on Smith-Watkins visit their website.

Smith-Watkins fanfare trumpets as used during the 2012 Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert with Robbie Williams
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