I am really proud to be playing this instrument. People ask me well what kind is it? They are expecting a brand name and I say Flip Oakes and give them the info.
Last weekend I was playing a rehearsal for a private school high school graduation and after rehearsal the band director for the school, who is a woodwind man and an excellent piano player whom I have known for years, came up to me and said how nice I sounded and wanted to know if I got a new trumpet. I get those comments from many people all the time.
I have bought 7 new horns over the last 40+ years and I have always been skeptical about the money I spent on the new trumpets. I can assure you I have never felt better about spending money for this trumpet and the way it plays. I wish I had this trumpet 30 years ago.