testing a Fides Bb Symphony trumpet.
Montesinos Fides is living in Valencia, Spain.
We visited his shop on
the 21th of November 2008. The shop is only 5 minutes drive from Honiba
Stomvi Factory), where Francisco used to work before he started his own
Francisco is running the the
company Music Development (Fides Instruments) together with trumpeter and instrument
Beck. All the production are in
(Click on the production link
to see photos from the workshop!)
Fides Beck, the Masterpiece-Series
is custom-made in the workshop of Matthias Beck. (Piccolo-Trumpet,
Flugelhorn, Trumpets in Bb and C)
Symphony, the Professional Series is developed and designed by
Matthias Beck. Parts of the instruments are made in the workshop in
Dettingen. Assembled in a factory in Taiwan. (Trumpets in C and Bb)
Pioneer, the high-level Student-Series. (Trumpets in C and Bb,
Primera / Allegro, Student-Series is developed and designed by
Matthias Beck. (Trumpets in C and Bb)
Primera, Student Series.
On a DVD about instrument making that Francisco showed us, we could
also see hunting horns (long natural horns with no valves). These horns
are also produced at the factory in Dettingen.
piccolo trumpet bell made of wood
using Fides trumpets:
The young and very talented Spanish trumpeter Ruben Simeo uses
Fides trumpets. Another well known trumpet promoting Fides is Luis Aquino.
The three of us tested several trumpets, a flugelhorn and a trombone.
The trombone was excellent, and the trumpets were also very good. The
flugel had a nice, round sound.
Very nice prices (lower than many competitors instruments).
2008 - Olaf, Rune and O.J.