Holton Professional Model TR150 Tenor Trombone

About the Model TR150

Founded in Chicago when Frank Holton opened a small instrument shop in 1898, The Frank Holton & Co. grew to one of the most influential instrument manufacturers in the first half of the twentieth century in the US. Today, the tradition continues with high quality trumpets, flugelhorns, and trombones being hand-crafted in Elkhart, Indiana, and in Eastlake, Ohio.


The Holton TR150 tenor trombone is an excellent selection for those who desire slightly more resistance. Although a .547" symphonic bore, its sound is a bit lighter in character than that of other large-bore models. The traditional wrap F section with a short-stroke string linkage makes for a quick and positive response. The combination of rose brass bell and lightweight nickel silver outer handslide tubes results in a quick, yet warm sound. The narrower handslide allows for superb maneuverability, especially for players with smaller hands, making the model a good choice for many advanced players. Available in silver-plate finish as model TR150S.

Tech Specs

  • .547" bore
  • 9" rose brass bell
  • Traditional wrap short-stroke F-mechanism
  • Nickel silver outer slide
  • Clear lacquer finish
  • Holton 6-1/2AL mouthpiece
  • CTR150 woodshell case