I will be discontinuing trumpet,cornet and flugal building at the end of 2016. I will continue to take orders until Dec. 31 2016. I would like to thank you all for your trust in me to build your Lawler trumpets over the past 30 years. Once all orders of Lawler trumpets from 2016 are complete all production will be devoted to The Lawler Trombone.
I will continue to service,repair and restore all Lawler instruments. Because of the large volume right now please hold on to your Lawler until after the first of the year if possible. My turn around right now is lengthy.
There are now over 1525 Lawler Trumpets,Flugals and Cornets made. For over 30 years we have continued to make what players want!
In a small shop in the hills of Tennessee Lawler trumpets are built one at a time. For the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ! Each Lawler Trumpet starts with a personal consultation as to what bell,leadpipe and bore will best suit your playing needs. Every aspect of a Lawler is taken into consideration for total satisfaction from its player. My Lawler C7 models offer great quality and hand made care but at an affordable price. So try a Lawler today. Take a look at the following pages and if you have any questions call.
Roy & Tysh Lawler
Why is my Lawler stamped Ps1 on the 2nd valve casing? Psalm 1 Blessed is the Man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the path of sinners, nor sit in the seat of scoffers! But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night. He will be like a tree firmly planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in its season and its leaf does not wither; and in whatever he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but they are like chaff which the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous. For the Lord knows the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.
Lets Talk about Finishes! No Finish Lasts Forever! I wanted to make players aware of our Brush (scratch) lacquer finish. Lawler trumpets was first to offer this finish in lacquer and have been applying it for several years now. The advantages of this finish is that it is very maintainable over time. If you wear through an area it can be touched up with no visible signs. It does not change playability as I still use an air dry lacquer that is not hard and thick. Also turn around is faster as it is done in our shop. Plating such as silver and gold take longer and gold plate has become very expensive. So consider this finish. Plating will add up to 4-6 weeks to your build time. Brush lacquer will only add a few days. If you have any more questions about our brush lacquer for your new or old Lawler, just give me a call.
A Note about 24K brush gold and satin gold plate. Our platers (Anderson Silver Plating, Elkhart,IN) will no longer offer any warranty on this finish. We recommend the high polish gold plating only as it will be warranted for 1 year.
Custom C7 in 24K gold!
What makes it a Lawler?
One of the comments made most often about my trumpets is how responsive and even the trumpet feels. This is due to the fact there is no stress when assembled.Even after polishing the braces are stress relieved several times.
I do all of the solder joint cleaning and polishing by hand. The reason for this is that the large companies put the finished assembled trumpet in an ACID etching solution to remove excess solder for speed. This is why some trumpets have red rot problems as they are left in too long. The strong acid pulls the zinc out of the brass.
How to Order Your Lawler! If you are in the USA please call. I will have some questions for you. Such as model, trim items and finish. Upon order we require a 50% deposit. We will send to you in the mail a build/invoice showing what you want built and estimated completion. Balance is due when the instrument is ready to ship to you. We accept Visa/MasterCard, check or money order.