The 10 Best Trombones for Beginners
The trombone is not an easy instrument to learn at the very beginning. However, this can be forgotten when you choose the right one that allows you to advance smoothly in your playing.
We have reviewed different brands taking into account their trombones quality, features and price, in order to bring some light when choosing the most suitable trombone for beginners (and intermediate) music players.
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Eastrock Bb Tenor Slide Trombone
The Eastrock brand offers this tenor slide trombone for those strudent players, both beginners or with a more intermediate level, with a very good sealing and wear resistance, all at an unbeatable price.
Besides, the Eastrock company gives a 2-year warranty for any manufacturing problem, offering a new trombone or a full refund in case of incidence. This is something that always give you some peace of mind when buying a first trombone.
- Bore size: 12.5mm, bell diameter: 200mm
- Includes an ABS hard case, gloves and a mouthpiece
- 2-year warranty that guarantees a new trombone or a full refund
Costzon B Flat Tenor Slide Gold Trombone
This tenor brass, custom-made slide trombone produces a clear and strong sound, allowing you to achieve an accurate tone. Its mechanical reliability and playability will make your learning much easier, as you will play it comfortably.
Besides, it is beautifully finished with a gold lacquer and a chrome finished cupronickel tuning slide that provides the trombone with a high reaction speed.
- With a small bore perfect for both beginning students or jazz musicians
- Weight balanced for a perfect comfort when playing
- Features a lightweight carrying case, a pair of gloves, a mouthpiece and a wipe cloth
Selmer Prelude TB711 Bb Tenor Trombone
Selmer is a trusted brand when it comes to musical instruments. The TB711 is an example of this, being a high-quality trombone for those learners at a very reasonable price.
With a balanced design for a perfect playing position (thanks to its removable balance weight), this trombone features a nickel silver outer hand slide and a chrome-plated nickel silver inner one for a smooth action.
- Features a genuine Vincent Bach 12C mouthpiece
- With an 8″ two-piece yellow brass bell and a .509″ medium bore
- Includes a hard case and a jar of Bach slide cream
Eastar ETB-330 Bb Tenor Slide Trombone
The ETB-330 is a perfect option for those beginners, as it produces accurate tones with a strong sound.
Made of yellow brass, it is light and balanced to make playing easier. Its slide is of high quality, adopting a brass chrome plating process, which provides the slide with more resistance and brightness, as well as with a faster reaction speed.
- Features a shoulder pad for extra comfort
- With a 0.528″ diameter and a 8.11inch” horn mouth
- All accessories needed for a perfect maintenance: a hard case and a cleaning kit with brushes, oil and grease.
Kaizer TBNE-1000LQ Trombone
The 1000 series of Kaizer is made for beginner players, and the TBNE-1000LQ is the best example. This trombone offers a control intonation and smooth response in a perfectly balanced weight distribution for an easier playability.
Available with a nickel or lacquered finish, it has a solid construction made of yellow brass which results in a reliable instrument at the best price possible.
- Molded hard case, and 12C mouthpiece included
- With a .500″ medium bore and a 8″ bell
- Includes a 45 day-free trial and a lifetime no-hassle warranty
Mendini by Cecilio Bb Tenor Slide Trombone
Mendini by Cecilio is a popular brand among those learners of music, specially for its brass instruments.
The MTB-L is a Bb tenor trombone with a small bore and a perfect slide action for those students and jazz players. It includes a silver plated mouthpiece and a hard-shell case for a perfect storage, plus a pair of gloves and a cleaning cloth to keep its maintenance.
- With a .500″ medium bore and an 8″ bell
- Different options available: gold, nickel, gold and cupronickel, with an F trigger…
- Includes a 1- year warranty against possible manufacturer’s defects
Ammoon VI-006 Tenor Brass Gold Trombone
Ammoon has its own trombone specially made for younger students.
The VI-006 is a small B flat trombone made of brass with a gold lacquer finish that provides a nice sound at a very reasonable price, including all accessories needed for a perfect storage and treatment.
- Bell diameter: 208mm
- Made of brass with a cupronickel slide
- Includes a luxury resistant hard case, a cupronickel mouthpiece, a cleaning stick and gloves
Moz-GP-100 Eb Alto Trombone
Extremely light for an easier playability, the Moz-GP-100 is a trombone tuned in the key of Eb made for beginners.
It has an excellent gold laquer finish that makes it look gorgeous. Plus, it is made of brass body, making it a high-quality and durable instrument that will last for years.
- Bore size: .48”
- Also available with a nickel plated finish
- Includes a semi-hard case and a mouthpiece
Jupiter JTB1150FO-Open Wrap Trombone
The Jupiter trombone for music students is a trustable instrument constructed with a lacquered brass body and bell, with nickel silver outer sides for a better resistance against denting.
This one has an open-wrap F attachment for a better projection and a more free sound, but there is also a base model.
- Features a . 547″ large bore design
- With an open-wrap F attachment
- Case and mouthpiece are included
Jean Paul USA TB-400 Trombone
Jean Paul’s TB-400 is a tenor trombone in the key of Bb, not only perfect for trombone students but also for those with a more intermediate level. With a gorgeous yellow brass construction and a broad bore, this model has a balanced weight, producing a rich sound without difficulties.
It includes a sturdy case with many pockets and accessories for a perfect maintenance (white gloves, valve oil and a cleaning cloth).
- It includes a mouthpiece
- With a 1-year warranty against possible manufacturer’s defects
- Excellent customer support if needed
Selmer is known for providing high-quality band instruments. This trombone is an example of how a product of this quality can also be accesible at a very reasonable price.
- The excellent Vincent Bach 12C mouthpiece included
- Excellent quality-price ratio