Rio Models

At Taylor Trumpets we recognise that not all trumpet players have the resources to afford a top price professional instrument. Enter the Rio Models. The Taylor sound and playability at a more attractive price.

The Rio is available two variations, the .460” (ML bore) Rio and the .468” (L bore) Rio Grande. It uses a hand made red brass bell similar to those found on our top line trumpets. The Rio Models also share the same hand drawn mouthpipes that were used on the previous London Model trumpets.

All Rio Model trumpets are finished in pale gold lacquer over a polished body and a brush finish bell. Each Rio trumpet comes with a silver-plated 3c equivalent mouthpiece and a durable gig-bag.

To make the Rio Models we have sourced the valve sections and slide assemblies from a mainstream instrument maker. This has been the major contribution to keeping the manufacturing cost down; and we can pass the saving on to the customer.

So, how does it play?

The Rio Models have a familiar feel about them. They have a very quick adjustment period, instantly usable, and very versatile. The sound has a lot in common with the top line Taylor trumpets. It’s a big, dark sound, but with a bit more edge, enough to cut it in a section when you need to. It is a powerful instrument with a wide dynamic range. If you can only have one trumpet, and you need to be versatile, then the Rio has a lot in its favour.

The Rio does not compete against the Chicago Models, with their quality feel and superior temperament, but it can more than hold its own against any mainstream competition. The Rio is not a cheap Taylor Trumpet; it is a well made, versatile instrument at a more attractive price.

Weight. (With mouthpiece)

Rio. 1.400 kg / 3 lb 1 oz
Rio Grande. 1.440 kg / 3 lb 2 oz


Rio Model


Rio Grande Model