Bb trumpet, in lacquer, with durable nickel-silver tubing in the areas that receive the most wear. Nickel silver against brass tubing in the slides insures smooth operation of the slides because two different metals touching are less likely to stick than two identical metals touching. 0.460” bore helps the young performer develop a full tone even at the early stages of development. Monel pistons offer added durability and smooth operation for greater facility. 1st valve saddle and 3rd valve adjustable ring enable player to adjust for subtle pitch differences at more advanced stages of development. Double bracing on main tuning slide for added stability.