When I was a 10-year-old boy in fifth grade, I opted to play the trumpet in the school band. Back then, I believe the rental fee was $25 per semester and my parents did not have the funds to make this happen.
So the band director, Mrs. Oakey, waived the fee when I told her I couldn't join the band. She assured me the fee was just a formality and I did not need to pay. She then handed me an old cornet that I played for the next 4 years.
Being on a budget has always been a fact of life. My parents are very intelligent and hardworking, but they never earned a lot of money. My sister and I were very happy growing up to the point that we did not know we were on the low end of the income scale. In fact, going to Goodwill was one of our favorite activities as we could sometimes find a hidden treasure in the toy department while my Mom was shopping for our clothes. I never gave a second thought to wearing used clothing or playing with used toys. When we received new clothes and items, we cared for them and kept them like new as the value was clearly important to us. As I grew older, I wondered how so many people could justify spending $X for something new when you could buy it used for 10 cents on the dollar. When it came time to buy my first vehicle, it was used. In fact, I've owned over two dozen cars and only one of them was new. When it comes time to buy a home, most people buy used the first time around, right?
Well, fast forward to college and my take on reality changed dramatically. Almost all of my friends received a new car for high school and/or college graduation. This blew my mind. How could their parents afford brand new vehicles for their KIDS? Now I get it, some people have more money than others and buying new cars may or may not be a reality.
However, purchasing one of my trumpets can be a reality for just about anyone. It is one of my core beliefs that my trumpets and accessories be available to everyone regardless of income. My SWE Trim Kits are an incredible value considering the advantages gained by Standing Wave Efficiency starting at under $210. That's around 58 cents a day if you saved for one year. And with our latest "Trade in Event", you can receive up to $2500 off your new Harrelson trumpet by trading in your used Bach, Yamaha or whatever. This means you could purchase a brand new Bravura for $4.09/day if saved over the course of one year (or $1495 cash + trade). Show me another custom trumpet builder (or any manufacturer in existence) that comes even close to this offer and I'll show you a potential competitor with Harrelson Trumpets.
Not to blow my own horn, but this is the opportunity of a lifetime to own a true handmade custom instrument that fits your specific playing preferences. I will discuss your musical and equipment goals, offer various leadpipe, bell and tuning slide configurations to meet your needs and answer any and all questions along the way. The best part is that ordering a new Bravura or Summit includes EVERYTHING you want in your new horn; finger button inlays, saturn water keys, SWE trim kit, ergonomic finger rings, choice of leadpipe, bell & tuning slide all for one fixed price. Where else can you even find these options? We are the exclusive manufacturer of more custom options than all other manufacturers COMBINED.
If only I could have purchased one of my own horns or even a trim kit back when I was starting band at Newman Elementary in Billings, MT.
So go get a jar out of the closet and start dropping in 58 cents a day to get into your first SWE Trim Kit. Then you'll be hooked and for just over 4 dollars a day, you'll be on your way to a BRAND NEW Bravura!
6/25/2012 10:38:46 am
This is SOOOO true and that is why i immediately got some pics together and sent an email to you Jason bc opportunities like this dont come around when it comes to custom made trumpets.This really is a once in a lifetime opportunity. I was looking at buying from another trumpet company make but when i saw Harrelson Trumpets and compared the two i decided to go with Harrelson.I hope to be a proud owner soon! ;-)
7/25/2016 11:06:04 am
Now that's a heck of a deal, I would someday like to have one of your trumpets and play them in my instrumental christian music ministry. At the time I'm actually playing with a Semler-Paris K-modified 1960's model trumpet which I had it silver plated back in Puerto Rico in 1995 and now it's a bit tarnished in some parts like the tuning slide but it still plays great! And I even recorded an instrumental christian Cd recently.
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