“Odyssey Brasswind Consultant” -Peter Pollard


The New Pocket Trumpet-£199


The New Cornet-£299


The New Trumpet-£199 & Flugel-£310


The New Mini French Horn in Bb- £310


About pollardtrumpets

With 46 years working in the music industry worldwide, his knowledge and experience stocks a comprehensive music store, the one stop shop for instrument advice, repairs, new and second-hand sales. Peter's apprenticeships with some of the world's leading craftsmen in Britain, the United States and Canada, have given him a thorough working knowledge of acoustical engineering and instrumental design creating a unique understanding of the instrumental needs of wind musicians. No longer will instrumental connoisseurs have to go to London when choosing and maintaining an instrument, when all their needs can be met in Manchester. A true Artisan, Peter has been fine tuning brass and woodwind instruments for musicians of the leading ensembles and institutions for many years, the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Northern College of Music and Leeds College of Music and passing on his expertise in instrumental academy seminars in Scandinavia and Europe. A UK Brass specialist, Peter's skills have led to a growing demand for his custom range of brass design and parts, trumpets, flugels, cornets, bespoke lead pipes, bells, cork parts and mouthpieces. An exponent of 5 Star spa treatments for trumpets, a Pollard MOT involves deep freeze Cryogenic resonance restoration, ultrasonic cleaning, valve alignment and the application of his own patented valve oil 'Superfly' with a unique cleaning agent to ensure agile acrobatics when playing. 'Superfly' has now been licensed for distribution in the United States and Europe. Peter is the figure driving the sponsorship masterclasses and live music at Band on the Wall attracting stars such as Bobby Shew, Snake Davis, Ian Bousfield, Jigs Wigwam and Peter King, the Comedy Store, Liverpool's the Cavern Club and the Hallé, breath of fresh air for the region's live-music industry
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6 Responses to “Odyssey Brasswind Consultant” -Peter Pollard



  2. Of particular note this year was the launch of the new Odyssey brass and woodwind range, newly designed and targeting the student/beginner market with the sort of quality normally the claim of far more expensive models.

    “I have always believed that students should be given the best possible instruments to learn on,” said the range’s designer, Peter Pollard, an instrument technician to many big names in the brass and woodwind world. “We’ve spent a lot of time designing and tweaking the prototypes and putting them in the hands of professionals to get their take on them. We’re satisfied now that we have products that will easily take players up to Grade 6 – a couple of them beyond that.”

    A couple of the new brass instruments stood out, with a ‘baby’ French horn with adjustable hand rest for younger hands and a soprano sax in Bb, shaped like an alto, again, giving younger children the opportunity to take up the instrument regardless of size and weight issues.

  3. Buenas Dias,

    Thank-you Peter the mouthpiece is great – you’ve done another good job.

    I just love the Odyssey range – stunning!

    Hope you have a great holiday – speak soon.

    Kind regards


  4. I was really impressed with the instruments and look forward to trying the custom cornet.

    Speak soon.



    Alan Morrison FTCL LRAM

  5. Hi Peter

    Yes trip to Iceland was good, albeit very cold.

    We had a very good meeting with the main trumpet section of the Iceland symphony orchestra and they were, pardon the pun, blown away with the Odyssey range.

    Also was invited to their concert of “City Lights” Charlie Chaplin rendition.

    Thanks for the introductions

    Will be in touch again soon.

    Kind regards

    Adam Butterworth

    Export Sales Manager

    John Hornby Skewes & Co. Ltd.,

    Salem House

    Parkinson approach



    West Yorkshire

    LS25 2HR

    United Kingdom

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