1602-B Bb Tenor Trombone 2018-01-30T18:14:27+00:00

Model 1602-B Bb Tenor Trombone

Los Angeles recording artist Alan Kaplan has for years played his signature ballad and studio styles on a vintage H.N. White trombone, made in the 1930’s by Matty Shiner for the great Tommy Dorsey. That very rare instrument had never been replicated. That is, until he approached Zig Kanstul. Zig has produced an improved version, and Alan liked the results so much, he now uses this new model all the time.

The Model 1602-B features our lightest .500″ slide. We’ve drawn new lighter tubes and thinner ferrules for the fastest action available. We believe there is no trombone hand slide with as light a feel as this one. The new bell is hand hammered and hand spun, and is made of a single piece of lightweight brass sheet, for a velvety smooth sound that is well centered at all dynamic levels. These specifications combine to produce a sports car of a trombone, nimble, warm, friendly or even strident, as you prefer. The tone is malleable, so this horn does what you want.

The Model 1602-B includes three removable mouthpipes, including replicas of an original H.N. White, an Alan Kaplan signature pipe, and one based on Jiggs Whigham’s favorite mouthpipe.

Hear Alan playing his Kanstul Model 1602-B on these links:

2018 NAMM Show – warmup at the Kanstul booth

 In The Wee Small Hours

The Nearness of You

Alan Kaplan Tchaikovsky IV mvt III from Secrets of Hoyt’s Garage

I’m a Fool to Want You

Samba Quinte

MSRP $3,405 in lacquer finish, $3,795 in silverplate

Key: Bb
Bore: Dual bore .491″/.500″ (as played by Alan Kaplan). Also available in straight .491″ or straight .500″ bore.
Bell: 7 1/2″ Diameter One Piece
Mouthpipe: Interchangeable
Water Keys: Traditional
Finish: Clear Lacquer

  • Hand Hammered One Piece Lightweight .020″ Bronze Bell
  • Extra Lightweight Nickel Hand Slide
  • Nickel Tuning Slide Tubes
  • Three Interchangeable Mouthpipes – JW, 2B and AK
  • Additional Mouthpipes Available

Part #: 40299
Model: Kanstul KAPLAN Trombone

Part #: 50810
Model: Pro Tec Tenor Trombone Case

Kanstul Factory Warranty

Alan Kaplan

Alan Kaplan