The Onyx trumpet was produced at the Olds plant from 1974-75, replacing the solid nickel-silver Argenta model in the catalog for two years before being discontinued. Onyx models featured a black finish over nickel-plated brass areas of the horn; the dark color contrasted with the polished nickel silver used on the tuning slides and trim areas.
F.A. Reynolds (Fullerton, Calif.)
Onyx B♭ trumpet
Tuning Aids: first-valve slide hook; third-valve tuning slide stop
Materials: brass; nickel-silver valve casings and tuning slide trim
Finish: Onyx finish over nickel-plated brass
The Onyx TU-20 is an exceptional professional trumpet in appearance, design and performance. Precision engineering and quality craftsmanship provide excellent intonation and powerful projection and the smooth, silent valve pistons insure a fast, fully responsive action. The first valve thumb hook offers more precise control over intonation. A slightly darker, more centered tone is achieved thanks to the Onyx finish. The contrasting nickel silver outer tubes and trim complement this instrument, and give it a unique, handsome appearance. Deluxe instrument case and accessories are included.
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