I got a request to recommend a professionnal level trumpet, in silver lacquer, for $800 or less.
Being a professional trumpet player.. also playing trumpet consistently for the last twenty plus years, I immediately thought, "avoid certain types of trumpets," which are usually the "unheard of brands," that I have rarely seen in any big bands or played by professional trumpeters. These trumpets are usually cheaply made and the way they are made is not very consistent.. simply put - the valves stick.
After doing some research, with my scope of experience about trumpets, I came across the used Benge trumpets. I found a handful for under $800, in silver.
So that is my latest professional trumpet recommendation.. for a A Professional Trumpet, In Silver, For $800 Or Less.
Check them out here and keep on woodsheddin!
And if you ever need some buying advice for a budget you have or something in particular.. let me know how I can help.