Hi! I am new to this forum and am open to any and all suggestions. My daughter is 13 and is in 8th grade. This is her 4th year playing the trumpet and she really enjoys it. She is 1st seat in concert band and jazz band. Her current trumpet is old and needs to be replaced. She would like a silver trumpet. I have been given advice to look for an intermediate level trumpet. Like many parents with children, price is a concern and I would like to keep it to $500 or less if possible.
I have found a couple local options on CraigsList. One is a Bach TR300 listed for $350. It is gold with a few minor dings but in good working order according to the seller.
The second is a Yamaha YTR 4325S that is silver and is listed for $500.
Are either of these a good buy?
I am not familiar at all with trumpets and want to buy the best I can afford for her. From here, the next upgrade may be in high school if she decides to carry her playing on into college or other areas.
Thank you for any help!