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Getzen Remains a Family Business
Dear Getzen Customer, The musical instrument industry has changed a lot over the last few decades. Consolidation and economic hardship have changed the face of the industry. Historic companies are no longer with us and long standing traditions have faded...
Introducing the 4047DS Custom Reserve
A while back, I had this idea. As always, it started as the most innocent of thoughts. It was “There’s this mythical ‘Bach’ style of trombone that, while some are great, most are inconsistent. Let’s try to build on this...
Elkhorn, Wisconsin No Longer a Part of the United States!
OK, not really.  However, recently one of our competitors sent out a mass mailing to all of their dealers stating that they are “the only brass instrument maker producing all its horns in the United States”.  Apparently, in their world,...
Getzen 490 Trumpet Review
Translated from the original article by Andrea Libretti in Strumenti Musicali Magazine Getzen is a historical brand of American brass instruments started in 1939 by a former Holton employee.  Getzen first started building trumpets in 1947.  Since then, Getzen has...
Quantity vs. Quality
As many of you know, some Getzen instruments are hard to come by these days. We face concerns about delayed delivery just about every day. While building to order is better than having bloated inventory sitting on the shelf, people...
News From the Road: March 2009
Showtime – Nicole Sasser Nicole Sasser excitedly released her first album during the summer of 2008. Her CD, entitled Showtime, showcases her talents as both a trumpet player and singer. It is available for purchase on her website at www.nicolesasser.com....
Welcome to the Getzen Team
We are proud to announce the addition of Dave Kaminsky to the Getzen sales force. For nearly 30 years Dave has been in the industry with both Leblanc and Conn-Selmer working in sales, educator relations, and establishing education programs. Mr....
Some Special Visitors to the Factory
In April, we had some very special visitors stop by the Getzen factory. Members of the Stan Kenton Alumni Band under the leadership of Mike Vax stopped by on their way through South-Eastern Wisconsin. We treated the band to a...
Fresh New Look, Same Great Value
For several years Getzen has offered our Silver Trumpet Value Pack and we figured it was time for an update. The Value Pack still offers one of the best package deals around with a silver-plated Getzen trumpet (models 590-S, 700SP,...
Happy Anniversary!
The year 2009 marks a great milestone for the Getzen Company. It is the 70th Anniversary of the company’s founding. That means over 70 years of family involvement in the brass musical instrument industry. It also means four generations of...
Blackburn Leadpipes and Griego Mouthpieces
Only instruments newly ordered and shipped from the Getzen Company will include the new Blackburn leadpipes or Griego Custom mouthpieces. Those instruments already in dealer inventory may not include these items. It is recommended that retail customers confirm that any...
Past Gazettes Now Available for Download
The past four Getzen Gazettes are now available as PDFs. Click any link below to see our publication in its original form: October 2007 May 2007 October 2006 March 2006