Vincent Bach combined his unique talents as both a musician and an engineer to create brass instruments of unequalled tonal quality. Often copied but never duplicated, Bach Stradivarius instruments today remain the sound choice of artists worldwide. The Bach C18 series trumpets have truly defined the sound of symphonic brass in symphony orchestras throughout the world. The Bach C180 series trumpets are the number one selling professional orchestral trumpets in the world. The C180SL229W30 features a #229 one-piece hand-hammered professional bell that produces a big, rich, slightly broader sound with great projection. The #25H leadpipe offers a free-blowing feel and a bigger tone with more flexibility. The silver-plate finish provides a controlled brilliance to the overall sound. These features combined with a .462 large bore allow the player to produce a well-rounded sound well suited for all orchestral literature.