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JP Taylor

Taylor Trumpets may be a relative newcomer to the trumpet history books, but Andy Taylor has been in the music business since he left school in 1974. Armed with little more than a few GCSE’s and a keen interest in art, music and making things, Andy began his career as an apprentice brass musical instrument maker with the French horn manufacturers Paxman’s, in London.

After a number of years getting a broad training on instrument construction, and developing a keen interest in the theoretical, acoustical and design aspects of the instruments, Andy became involved in the prototyping of new models and the new ideas that Paxman’s was working on.

Following a stint working as a professional musician and supplying bells to other brass instrument makers as ‘Bellman Brass’, Andy began building prototype trumpets to his own design. A meeting with an American instrument dealer heralded a turning point; not only in name, but also in design. Bellman brass trumpets became ‘Taylor’ with a new and distinctive styling, and a rich dark tone, which appealed to the American market.

As the company grew so could the range. With no influence from other makers, the range has maintained its distinction with no competition in its class. Andy’s inventiveness has pushed the boundaries of trumpet and flugel horn manufacturing further than most would dare. Learning all the time from the instruments he and his team have made, Taylor instruments have proved themselves hugely exciting and ever-evolving. Definitely a company with an ethos and vibrancy that John Packer Musical Instruments is keen to align themselves with.

JP by Taylor Bb Trumpet
JP by Taylor Bb Trumpet