Hey, I'm wanting to learn trombone for jazz and commercial stuff. Borrowed a friend's slide bone and decided it will take me too much time to learn how to play slide, so I'm considering valve trombone. I live in Hawaii, so I won't have an opportunity to go to a store and try out different models. I've found a little information on this forum, but most posts seem to assume a fairly tight budget. I'm willing to spend $1000+. I've read good things about the Kanstul 955. I'm not really looking for a marching trombone, so I'm wondering if the Kanstul 959 (Kanstul.com) might be a good option? But it goes for $2,000+, and I'm wondering if it's that much better than stuff in the $1,000 range. I've also heard good things about the Jupiters. Any opinions? What about Amatis? Any specific input anyone can give me on these horns or others would be greatly appreciated. I can't find hardly any reviews on the web.