Best Intermediate Trumpets

  • Getzen 590S-S Capri
  • Rating: 5.0Average customer rating out of possible 5.0
  • Great Horn with Super Smooth Valves
  • Key: Bb
  • Bore: 0.460"Medium-large bore
  • Bell: 4.75"
  • Price: $$$$1,000 to $1,500

  • King 2055 Silver Flair
  • Rating: 5.0Average customer rating out of possible 5.0
  • Versatile and Easy to Play
  • Key: Bb
  • Bore: 0.462"Large bore
  • Bell: 4.90"
  • Price: $$$$1,000 to $1,500

  • Conn 52BSP
  • Rating: 5.0Average customer rating out of possible 5.0
  • Dark Horn with Knockout Power
  • Key: Bb
  • Bore: 0.462"Large bore
  • Bell: 4.90"
  • Price: $$$$1,000 to $1,500

  • Bach TR200
  • Rating: 4.8Average customer rating out of possible 5.0
  • Best Selling Step-up Horn
  • Key: Bb
  • Bore: 0.459"Medium-large bore
  • Bell: 4.75"
  • Price: $$$$$1,500 to $2,000

Intermediate trumpets are design to meet the needs of advancing student players who are looking for an instrument that has better sound quality (than an entry-level trumpet) yet won't break the bank. In this regard, intermediate trumpets help bridge the gap between entry-level student trumpets and professional grade trumpets both in price and function. You can expect to pay $1,000 to $1,500 dollars for a good intermediate trumpet purchased new.

Top 5 Intermediate Trumpets

Topping the list of the best intermediate trumpets are the Giardinelli GTR-512, Getzen 590S-S Capri, King 2055 Silver Flair, Bach TR200 and the Conn 52BSP Constellation.

Giardinelli GTR 512 TrumpetGiardinelli GTR-512
Giardinelli is relatively new to manufacturing trumpets and teamed up with a leading European instrument maker to produce the GTR-512, a professional level trumpet sold at intermediate level price.

Retailing for around $800 dollars, the GTR-512 is the least expensive in our list of the top 5 intermediate trumpets but it really delivers. The GTR-512, built in a traditional style, is responsive, free-blowing in all registers and has a rich, full tone that is on the dark side.

Buyers of this horn give it a rating of 4.6 stars (out of 5).

Read our full review of the Giardinelli GTR-512 here.

Getzen 590 Capri trumpetGetzen 590S-S Capri
Known for their legendary silky smooth valves, Getzen designed the 590 Capri series for the serious, advancing student seeking a more professional sound. With a bright sound yet easily controlled with nice overtones, the Getzen 590 is Versatile enough for use in concert bands, jazz bands and ceremonial marching. Retailing for about $1,100 the Getzen 590 tops our list of one the best values for an intermediate trumpet.

The Getzen 590 Capri Series trumpet garners a perfect 5.0 star (out of 5.0) rating from players of this horn.

Read our full review of the Getzen 590 Capri trumpet here.

King 2055 Silver Flair TrumpetKing 2055 Silver Flair
Versatile and easy to play, the King Silver Flair is perfect for playing multiple styles of music from jazz to the marching field. The King Silver Flair retails for around $1,400 and is a high quality trumpet that will carry you through high school, college and beyond.

The King Silver Flair is one of the best rated intermediate trumpets by parents and musicians alike. Trumpet players give it a perfect rating of 5 stars (out of 5).

Read our full review of the King Silver Flair trumpet here.

Conn 52BSP Constellation TrumpetConn 52BSP Connstellation
Reminiscent of the King Legend, the Conn 52BSP Connstellation is a large bore trumpet known for its dark, warm sound. The Conn 52BSP was designed to meet the needs of intermediate level players who are looking for that professional look and sound but at an intermediate trumpet price. Retailing for around $1,400 (new), the Conn 52BSP Connstellation delivers on both these marks, especially if you are looking for a heavyweight trumpet that plays dark.

The Conn 52BSP routinely receives 5 star (out of 5) ratings by customer on several major retailing sites.

Read our full review of the Conn 52BSP Connstellation trumpet here.

Bach TR200 TrumpetBach TR200
The Bach TR200 is one of the best selling intermediate trumpets for sale today. Known for its quick response, superb tone and excellent projection, the Bach TR200 is an excellent choice for advancing student trumpet players. Retailing for around $1,800 (new), the Bach TR200 is at the upper end of the price range for intermediate trumpets but has a devote following.

Players of the Bach TR200 give it a 4.8 (out of 5.0) star rating.

Read our full review of the Bach TR200 trumpet here.

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