Based on a tradition of old world craftsmanship leavened by the exemplary stewardship of its founder, Giardinelli musical instruments and band and orchestra accessories represent true value for musicians at every stage in their career.
Before arriving in the United States from Sicily in 1939, Robert Giardinelli had displayed exceptional skills in metal fabrication and musical instrument repair. At his father's insistence he also acquired an accounting degree that gave him the business savvy to turn his instrument repair shop into one of the best-known musical instrument dealers in the world: the Giardinelli Band Instrument Company in New York City.
Musicians felt welcome in the Giardinelli shop amid some of the finest craftsmen who ever repaired a musical instrument or made a clarinet from scratch. On any particular day, members of a renowned symphony Orchestra could occupy the shop in the morning to be replaced by the Count Basie Band after lunch. The great Louis Armstrong used a Giardinelli-crafted trumpet mouthpiece as his standard from 1965 until his death. Top jazz players like Dizzy Gillespie, J.J. Johnson, Randy Brecker, Wynton Marsalis, and many others would stop by the Giardinelli shop for help keeping their instruments in shape while on tour, to pick up a needed accessory, or to mull over ideas with the knowledgeable and helpful staff.
Today's Giardinelli gives you finely crafted alto and tenor saxophones, professional quality trumpets and trombones, and flutes in the tradition of Giardinelli's heyday. Woodwind & Brasswind is proud to offer you Giardinelli band and orchestra accessories as well - including bags and cases for your clarinet, trumpet, trombone, sax, or French horn. You can also get fine Giardinelli clarinet and saxophone mouthpieces, clip-on lights, ligatures, straps, lyres, and care and cleaning kits for all your instruments.
Giardinelli GS512 Alto Saxophone
For the advanced player, the Giardinelli GS512 Alto Saxophone is the perfect combination of looks, sound, features, and value. Large, hand-spun bell flare creates big, bold sound. Beautiful hand engraving, sculptured metal thumb hook, and a gorgeous artistic design make this alto sax a treat for the eyes as well as the ears. Includes two necks: a yellow brass neck for focused, smooth sound and a nickel-silver neck for brighter, bolder tone. Necks are matched and fitted to each individual instrument and serial numbered accordingly. Lacquered yellow brass cap and ligature come standard, as well as a hard rubber #5 facing mouthpiece with Giardinelli logo. An amazing value with all the features and quality that serious players demand, including a case, mouthpiece, cap and ligature.
Giardinelli GTR 312 Series Student B Trumpet
The GTR 312 features a bore with a special bell taper for easy tone production with good projection. It also features an adjustable 3rd valve finger ring for easy intonation adjustment and player comfort. The Giardinelli GTR 312 Student Trumpet has many intermediate instrument features: a .460" bore and 4.9” bell, a lacquered finish with nickel-silver trim, nickel-plated top and bottom caps, finger buttons and water key, a tuning slide water key, adjustable third-valve slide finger ring, and adjustable third-valve slide stop. The Giardinelli GTR 312 comes with hard case and thick wall mouthpiece.
Giardinelli GTB-897 Black Nickel Trombone
The Giardinelli GTB-897 Black Nickel Series Trombone has an exciting new look and feel. The GTB-897 features a .500" bore and 8” bell combined with a black nickel finish except inside the bell. The bell is finished with a clear lacquer which gives it a gold wash look and sets off the appearance against the black nickel body. The Giardinelli GTB-897 Black Nickel Series Trombone includes a lightweight hard foam nylon covered case with backpack and shoulder straps and a mouthpiece. Black nickel has been a popular finish on saxophones for years. The heavier nickel provides a darker, yet vibrant tone. The Giardinelli GTB-897 Black Nickel Trombone is a sure fire way to catch your audience's eye.
Giardinelli Standard B Clarinet Ligature
A high-quality, durable ligature that won't break the bank. Great for marching band or beginners who are rough with their equipment.
Giardinelli DH111 B Clarinet Mouthpiece
After analyzing the specifications of the world’s most famous mouthpieces, we have painstakingly created our Giardinelli clarinet mouthpieces to meet the limited budgets of students without compromising on playability. An amazing value!
Giardinelli Flute Master Care Pack
The Giardinelli Flute Master Care Pack includes a silver cloth, duster brush, cork grease, rod cleaning cloths, key oil, cleaning brush, a use and care pamphlet, and a deluxe Cordura case to keep it all together.
Giardinelli Alto or Tenor Saxophone Lyre
Quickly attach the Giardinelli Alto or Tenor Saxophone Lyre and have your music at an ideal distance from your eyes while playing. Gold lacquer.
Giardinelli Trumpet Lube Pre-Pack
This pack includes premium multi-purpose grease in a lipstick-style tube for use on all tuning slides and premium valve oil in a leak-proof bottle for easy application and offers excellent lubrication to any type of piston valves.
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