Choosing the right brass instrument isn't that difficult: if you know what you are doing! To an extent, all of the usual 'buyer beware' rules that apply to any purchase - apply here:
- If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.
- If the seller has lots of complaints - leave it alone.
- If there is no visible address from your home country, and landline number ... beware
etc etc etc ... but there are additional things to look out for when buying a trumpet or similar, and here is my guide to not being dissapointed: