ABOUT THE BRANDS WE CARRY
At Al Asmus Band Instruments we stock only the finest brands in band instruments. We are pleased to offer both new and previously owned band instruments. We select brands that are well known and band director approved. We also stock a fine selection of up and coming innovative brands. All instruments, new or previously owned, have been thoroughly inspected and play tested.
The Azumi brand provides a finely designed intermediate flute with an professional hand crafted headjoint. As a division of Altus flutes, one of the most well-respected professional flute makers, the Azumi has become the preferred step-up flute recommended by educators.
The Antigua Winds brand was founded to make music accessible to everyone. True to this spirit, we produce a full line of wind instruments to exceed the needs of school music programs and musicians of all ages and skill levels. Every instrument with the Antigua brand must possess quick response, precise intonation, wonderful tone, high quality design and durable construction. Our commitment to continuous improvement and quality assurance has resulted in the building of several new state of the art factories. Above all, Antigua Winds is committed to providing the highest level of customer satisfaction.
Antigua series we offer include:
AntiguaPRO instruments provide professional and advancing musicians with an instrument they can develop a special bond with, one that becomes an extension of themselves. State of the art engineering and design, premium materials, impeccable craftsmanship, and road worthy reliability are the cornerstones of AntiguaPRO instruments. Audition the AntiguaPRO saxophones today.
Vosi Antigua Winds is proud to announce Vosi, a revolutionary new line of instruments specifically designed to meet the needs of first-time students. Vosi was born from four years of market research and product development, coupled with huge investments in technology and a state of the art new factory. Only the finest materials are used to craft Vosi instruments. At Antigua, quality is not just a word, it is our way of life.
The Chateau Music USA brand offers an excellent value in saxophones. New sound…new breed offering student lint, step-up, and professional saxophone models. We are one of the two Chateau saxophone dealers in Minnesota.
The Conn-Selmer brand his been around for many years and is the largest U.S. manufacturer and distributor of band and orchestral instruments for professional amateur and student use. The Company manufactures and distributes its products under a variety of well-known brand names, including Vincent Bach brass, Selmer USA woodwinds, C.G. Conn brass, King brass, Armstrong woodwinds, Ludwig and Musser percussion and Glaesel string instruments. Other brands include Scherl & Roth and William Lewis & Son string instruments, Emerson flutes, Benge brass and Artley woodwinds. Under its Leblanc, Inc. division, purchased in 2004, the company also manufactures and distributes Leblanc, Holton, Noblet, Vito band instruments. Conn-Selmer is also the exclusive North American distributor for Selmer (Paris) professional brass and woodwinds and U.S. distributor for Yanagisawa saxophones.
The Di Zhao Flute brand is semi-handmade. Each key is individually hand fitted for a precise fit without the side to side play found in machine-made flute mechanisms. All pads are partially shimmed, a process that is employed only for professional flutes and particular attention is paid to the head joint that is hand-crafted with undercuts and over cuts that make the sound quality full and easy to play. The smooth key action, fast response, and excellent resonance make Di Zhao flutes stand out from the competition. Each flute has also been tested and adjusted in the U.S. before being shipped to you. All flutes are tuned to pitch 442. The wooden flutes and piccolos have been carefully selected, treated and seasoned to resist changes in temperature and humidity.
The Gemeinhardt brand emerged as the music industry’s largest exclusive manufacturer of flutes and piccolos, today the Gemeinhardt Company provides a wide range of instruments for the student to the professional. As the Gemeinhardt family did for four generations, the artisans at Gemeinhardt and their worldwide partners share their expertise, passing on the time-honored art of musical instrument making from generation to generation, taking great pride in placing the Gemeinhardt name on every instrument.
The Getzen Company brand is a family owned, American manufacturer of high quality brass musical instruments. Founded in 1939 by T.J. Getzen, Getzen has been crafting instruments since the late 1940’s. Now owned by the founder’s grandson, Tom Getzen, the company is located in Elkhorn, Wisconsin just over a mile from its original location. The Getzen mission is build the highest quality, American made musical instruments available at any price.
The Jupiter brand offers quality instruments for beginning band students . Jupiter, Mapex and Majestic student instruments are designed with the help of educators, repair technicians and professional players to offer school music programs and their students reliable performance at every level with features and materials that exceed expectation.
The Maass brand, Trombones by Maass are a collaboration of state-of-the-art high quality wind instrument manufacturing based in China and USA based design, product management, quality control, warranty service and distribution. Trombones by Maass are designed to deliver professional quality sound while still offering value and affordability. These instruments are made for working musicians, symphony and concert band trombonists and student players alike, who are looking for no-nonsense “straight-ahead” basic musical equipment to get the job done.
The P. Mauriat brand leads the industry as the innovator of modern vintage, hand crafting each horn from start to finish out of the very finest materials. From fresh ideas in metal combinations, to cutting edge neck designs and trend setting finishes, P. Mauriat continually works to solidify our reputation for creating horns that offer the sound, response, ergonomics and intonation that will impress even the most demanding players.
The Pearl brand is an innovator in instrument making for more than 50 years. The Pearl Preferred Flutes line remains the only opportunity for the aspiring flutist to enjoy benefits of pinless construction, one-piece core-bar. The Pearl Professional Flutes line combine the finest available raw material into flutes that are both beautiful and functional. The longevity and stability of the Pearl mechanism are legend. The headjoint, material and mechanism options offered will satisfy every flutist.
The Sonaré brand flutes offer a range of instruments which allow flutists to perform at top, professional levels. By partnering with one of the world’s top flute makers, Verne Q. Powell Flutes, Sonaré is able to offer professional quality at affordable prices. Through these partnerships, Sonaré obtains high value, handmade instrument components that are critical for acoustical quality. Sonaré flutes feature bodies made at Powell Flutes using their new patented Zinki™ technology and handmade Powell Signature headjoints, both the body and the headjoint are made at Powell’s Massachusetts workshop. Every Sonaré instrument goes through a strict quality inspection and adjustment process by world-class Sonaré technicians.
Wallace Brass mutes are constructed of only the best quality materials. The finished products are lacquered or anodized, greatly improving performance and appearance. Wallace Brass mutes are superb in all aspects of performance, and their goal is to enhance the players performance. With a wide variety of tonal colors available from the different metal options, you will find the mute that meet your demands.