I can't say the Stagg 77 TA this is the greatest trombone out there. It's just a good beginner trombone. It's easier to hold than some better sounding ones, because the weight distribution is more even. This might be to the detriment of the sound, but for younger players it's more important that they can actually hold it! I don't like how little expression you can get out of it, and I really don't like the general tone really. But I have fond memories of it, so I guess I don't mind it too much. I feel like the slide, even when well lubricated, just isn't as easy to maneuver as a better trombone's.
I didn't try many other models prior to getting this one. I've played a few since, and they have mostly been far better than this one. Then again, they were much more expensive than this one, and they weren't geared towards
This is arguably the best thing about the trombone. It's one of the cheaper models out there, and my high school purchased a ton of them. Definitely a good investment for a beginner, since it will generally continue to sound for as long as they're playing it, until they reach a point of maturity where they remain interested enough to get another one.
I would probably go with something a little better than this if I had to buy a trombone again in the near future, but again, I would recommend it to anyone who's trying to learn; it served me well for over four years, and I never got too frustrated with it.
This trombone is good, but it's not recommended for a really experienced player. I think anyone who's good enough at Trombone will realize this. I remember having a lot of trouble with it buzzing and getting irritating after awhile. That being said, it's mostly up to the player when it comes to the instruments; with a good player, it sounds good. It doesn't have the richest or smoothest sound out there, but it's good enough for me.