Summit ONE - what and why?
I find life extremely interesting. Every morning I wake up around five and my mind begins filling with ideas. I do my best to focus on one single task and thought process until it is complete and that is my goal every day. However, I inevitably become distracted with related and then unrelated thoughts just like everyone. By the end of the day, I have a new list of things to think about and accomplish in the future. I have notebooks filled with ideas, post-it notes litter my life. Sometimes I actually get back to the best ideas and build something I find personally inspiring on a new level. Summit ONE is one of many examples.
I created Summit ONE as a challenge to my skills and as an experiment to test a theory I had. Creating so many holes is more difficult than one may imagine. The prototype left permanent scars as two drill bits shattered, one of which embedded into my finger and both remove nice big chunks of skin on my left hand. The experiment is related to SWE and I can't really say much other than it worked.
Summit ONE is the first of a larger "designer series" of trumpets I will produce in the coming years. The idea is simple, take the best artistic ideas I have created over the years on paper and apply them to the canvas of my trumpets. Each designer horn will have a name, but not all will be numbers. "ONE" may be applied to the Summit or a flugel, piccolo, Bravura or whatever. The next designer series will be skeletonized Bravura trumpet and flugel designs. After that, Paua inlay features throughout the new Bravura Flugelhorn.
Now for some photos of the new Summit ONE! I have built two of these so far as you'll see below...
5/21/2011 06:26:14 am
That is the coolest trumpet I have ever seen.
5/22/2011 03:18:46 am
Where do you pull some of your inspiration for these designs from? It would be interesting and insightful to hear about what inspires you.
5/26/2011 11:46:44 am
5/30/2011 03:27:44 pm
Jason, what makes the Summit One more efficient than the standard Summit?
Hi Will, are you referring to the sketch of flame finger rings? I hate to break it to you, but the Summit ONE finger rings were sketched in 2002 :) It is kind of funny how many of us think our ideas are original. I guess you can only be original if it is a real object?
Hi Joe, if you read on in my blog you will find many sources of inspiration from which I draw ideas. These can be anything really, but I tend to buy objects I would like to emulate or develop in design. I have boxes and drawers full of interesting pens, keychains, refrigerator magnets, tons of toys, sculptures, etc.
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