Courtois Trombones

Courtois LogoAntoine Courtois LEGEND 420 trombones offer a number of possible adjustments including different bells, different slides and rotary valve mechanisms. Each musician is free to adapt the instrument to his personal playing style while enjoying the quality of precision, projection and overall sound.

Courtois TromboneAntoine Courtois LEGEND 420 trombones have entirely handmade bells which adapt over time to a musician’s playing. The bells are available in three different metals/alloys:  yellow brass, rose brass and solid silver.

With their elegant and homogenous sound, yellow brass bells provide a nice balance between the various playing parameters which make it the most widely used and widely played alloy in the world. Orchestral musicians are especially fond of  bells in rose brass for their warmer sound and the possibility of  broader and more powerful playing required by great works of the classical repertoire.  Finally, many soloists choose solid silver bells for their precise and unique sound, rich in harmonics.

The Slide Doctor is proud to announce that he is the only Courtois dealer in the greater Atlanta area with the following professional models in stock. Other models are available by special arrangement.  Please visit to view the complete line of Courtouis Trombones.  Contact the Slide Doctor to schedule an appointment to audition a Courtouis Trombone.


Legend 420 Series – Standard Rotor / Open Wrap    

.547 bore, 8.5″ – one piece yellow brass bell, yellow brass outer slides with nickel sleeves, clear lacquer finish.  Open wrap F attachment, standard rotor with mini ball linkage, adjustable thumb trigger.  Comes in a lightweight contoured case.

Open Wrap

Creation 420 Series – Hagmann Valve / Open Wrap

“The New Yorker”

.547″ bore, 8.5″ – one piece yellow brass bell, yellow brass outer slides with extrusions, clear lacquer finish.  Open wrap F attachment, Rene Hagmann Valve with mini ball linkage, adjustable thumb trigger.  Modified bracing and slide inspired by Antoine Courtois artist Weston Sprott.  Comes in a lightweight contoured case.

Hagmann Valve


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