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Sehr geehrte Kundschaft

Der Schweizerische Bundesrat hat beschlossen, am 15. Juni die Schweizer Grenzen für alle Bürger der Europäischen Union und der assoziierten Schengen-Länder (Großbritannien, Norwegen, Liechtenstein, Island) zu öffnen. Wir sind glücklich über diese Entscheidung und freuen uns darauf, viele unserer internationalen Kunden wieder begrüßen zu dürfen und lang vermisste Gesichter zu sehen.

Mit den besten Grüssen – Bleiben Sie gesund!

Ihr Egger-Team


Dear customers,

The Swiss Federal Council has decided to open the swiss borders to all citizens from the European Union and associated Schengen countries (Great Britain, Norway, Liechtenstein, Iceland) on the 15th of June. We rejoice at this decision and we are looking forward to welcoming many of our internation customers and see long-missed faces.

Best regards - stay healthy!

Your Egger team


 

History

geschichte

 

Adolf Egger founded the company "Blechblas-Instrumentenbau Egger" in 1940, building brass instruments in all sizes from trumpet to tuba and making a respected name for himself in the Basel area. In 1961 Rainer Egger followed in his footsteps. Already as an apprentice in his father's shop Rainer Egger was fascinated to learn about the way instruments work. Constantly looking for the "ideal" sound and optimal acoustic properties he further developed the historical trumpets and trombones with which his father had pioneered since around 1965. The first relatively simple reproductions of historical instruments and today’s copies are worlds apart. Our instruments serve the needs of historically-informed performers of the highest professional calibre and our collection has expanded in order to provide instruments appropriate to different uses and historical periods.

Today Rainer Egger heads a small team of exceptionally skilled employees devoted to maintaining the highest standards of quality. The designs of Egger's instruments are the result of countless experiments with various materials, dimension plans, construction methods, and years of building experience. Through close collaboration with experienced musicians and acousticians as well as study of original instruments in museums and private collections, we have continually refined our historical copies. We use the latest computer modelling and acoustical measuring methods to expand and analyse the knowledge we have gained from both study and practical experience.

In 2008 the Galileo line of modern trumpets, sharing our company philosophy, joined the Egger workshop. Galileo offers a complete palette of contemporary piston and rotary-valve trumpets in all major pitches. Through the synergy of our two innovation- and quality-oriented philosophies, our workshop has become a world leader in trumpet making. Just as with the historical instruments of Egger, Galileo trumpets are enjoyed and coveted around the globe equally by solo artists, orchestras and ensembles.