Customization Services

All Parts are 100% American Made & Sourced.

At Del Quadro Custom Trumpets, there are many ways to customize your current instrument to help you achieve that just-right look, sound, and feel.

Ideas to customize and personalize your instrument are virtually limitless. What one player wants to make his playing experience more comfortable may not work for every player. With this in mind, our shop is always available for consultation and open to almost any custom trumpet idea. We will always give our thoughts on the proposed project and do what we can to accommodate the player. Players who bring their instruments to our shop for customization know that they are entrusting their horns to an exceptional craftsman.

Be sure to check out the photo gallery highlighting just some of the customizations that have come out of our shop over the years. What possibilities do you see for your horn?

  • Plating

    On full instruments we leave the actual plating process to the pros at Anderson Silver plating but all of the prep work is done in house. On small parts and touch-ups everything is done in house.

    Full Silver plate on a trumpet/cornet/Flugelhorn: $600-$1000

    Full Gold plate on a trumpet/cornet/Flugelhorn: Call for pricing

    Gold plate mouthpiece: $80

    Gold plate mouthpiece Top: $60

  • Tunable Bell Conversion

    All of the bracing attaching the bell to the mouthpipe are removed. A locking joint is created where the bell sits by the valve block and the bell tail is replaced with a slide section. This allows for intonation to be adjusted where the bell fits into the valve block, also for the bell to be changed.

    $800-$1000

    Additional bell setups $250.00 each

  • Custom Lead Pipes

    We offer a wide variety of options for lead pipes with a little of something for everyone. Click here to check out the Custom Lead Pipe Specifications to determine which one is right for you.

    Starting from $150

  • Custom Bells

    Swap out your original bell for something that better suits your needs and style.

    Call for pricing

  • Finger Button Inlays

    Jazz up your horn and make it just a little more yours with our custom finger button inlays. We offer a variety of inlay materials and color choices. Contact us for further information.

    Starting price $80/set of three

  • Custom Engraving

    Personalize your horn with some engraving. Our shop uses the same engraving technique for your personal engraving as we do for our own line of custom trumpets.

    Contact us for pricing

What people who have worked with us have to say

After being a professional trumpet player and band leader for over 43 years, people kept telling me that what I wanted in a new trumpet could no longer be made.

Michael Del Quadro built the trumpet of my dreams! His master craftsmanship, meticulous attention to EVERY detail, and his superior understanding of MY personal desires are unmatched!

Thank you Michael I am so proud to perform with your handiwork. Harry James would also be very proud!

I have sent 6 trumpets so far…mostly for cleaning and valve alignment. All work was excellent..plus quick turn around…Michaels work is neat and very professional.

I wholeheartedly trust Michael, his talents, his desire to make the client happier than possible, and his professionalism. Every job he’s done for me has been outstanding. DQ is the man!!!!

Michael does great work at reasonable prices. Definitely recommended for those who won’t trust their horn to just anyone. He is a conscientious craftsman and made my horns look and play their best.

Michael recently did the rebuild on a large bore Bach Strad for me(it’s the one in the photos) and really did a fabulous job on it. He’s also done 4 PVA’s that have made my horns play and sound so much better. He’s easy to work with and it was a very pleasant experience to work with him. I look forward to having him do some more work for me in the future! I HIGHLY recommend!

Whether I need regular maintenance or major repair, I send all of my trumpets and all of my students’ trumpets to Del Quadro Custom Trumpets exclusively. You won’t find better workmanship and overall professionalism anywhere else, especially at such reasonable prices.

Equipment:
• Taylor Chicago Custom Trumpet
• Schilke B5 Trumpet
• Leblanc Al Hirt Trumpet
• Taylor Flugelhorn
• Yamaha Z Flugelhorn
• Taylor Pocket Rocket
• Conn 40A Vocabell Cornet

A few years ago I sent DQ a really ugly Olds flugelhorn. This thing had seen a lot of bad road. The lacquer was completely shot and there dents and dings all over the place, including some real problem areas. DQ stripped the lacquer, knocked out all of the dents and dings (which took quite some doing), polished it up, and added a 3rd slide trigger. At that point, it became a horn worth taking on gigs. He did all of this for a VERY good price and the turnaround was much quicker than you’d expect from a shop that does work this good.