KHS, manufacturer of XO Sophisticated Brass Instruments, Jupiter Band Instruments, and many other fine brands announces the launch of its newest addition to their Professional Trombone line, the XO 1634 Tenor Trombone.
The 1634 is designed for serious trombone players seeking a .508” bore straight trombone. KHS America Wind Product Manager John Richardson offers, “With the success of the 1632 that John Fedchock developed with us, this was the obvious next step for the XO brand. With John’s guidance along with input from several other professional players who desire this size of trombone, we feel the 1634 is the most advanced instrument of its kind and will bring players of all genres to come to know all of what XO has to offer.”
The 1634 features lightweight construction, .508" bore, specially annealed hand crafted 8" bell with small bead bell wire, custom tapered leadpipe, ergonomically positioned hand brace, nickel outer slide tubes with rounded nickel silver crook, chromed inner slides, 24K gold-plated balance and XO ultralight case.
John Fedchock noted, “Having played the .508” bore quite extensively in my early career, I have always loved its classic sound and versatile qualities. The XO 1634 is a groundbreaking instrument, combining that classic sound with a lightweight feel and a quick, free-blowing response, facilitating an ease of playing like no other horn of its kind.”