Ravel trombones are a perfect fit for school band programs and individuals alike. Made from brass that is durable and produces great tone, these instruments blend in well, especially in a concert band setting. They are great instruments because of the many advanced features and the affordable price. The precision used on the slides give Ravel trombones the feel of high-end horns, yet at a student level price. All Ravel brass instruments are carefully crafted at the factory and inspected by technicians at their United States instrument center. Ravel emphasizes quality while keeping prices affordable for everyone. RVT202 specifications: Key of Bb .488 bore (large) 8 yellow brass bell Lacquer finish Nickel-plated pistons Smooth nickel polished finger buttons Yellow brass tuning slide Includes 12C mouthpiece and Ravel lightweight case with backpack straps and metal hooks The Ravel Musical Instruments' company name pays homage to renowned French Impressionist composer, Maurice Ravel. Ravel Musical Instruments' passion, just like Maurice Ravel's, is to inspire performance and playing passion among musicians, regardless of age. Ravel not only inspires musicians to play, but also offers high quality instruments with great tonal qualities and advanced features, affordable for all. All Ravel Musical Instruments are hand crafted and undergo rigorous design and testing. Instruments are tested and re-tested both overseas and at Ravel's U.S. facility. Ravel believes strongly that pre-production design work and testing, in advance of actual production, helps assure and guarantee the quality and consistency demanded. Backed by over 63 years in the music business, and staffed by real musicians and technicians, Ravel offers a one-year customer assurance warranty and product guarantee on each Ravel instrument. Quality and Sound Value Ravel.