Celebrated technician and maker Roy Lawler announced that he will take orders for his trumpets through the end of 2016, and then cease production after those orders are filled. He will continue making his trombones, thereafter.
Lawler's work has gained acclaim as excellent craftsmanship. His trumpets had become well known, and have been reported to me as excellent instruments by many of their owners.
But the custom trumpet world is rather crowded, with shops that make a wide range of types of instruments, and at varying output.
We will keep our ears open as to why Lawler has decided to concentrate on trombone production.
Dave and Chris are brass technicians who enjoy helping players get the most out of their playing experience.