The BfB Baroque™ is two trumpets in one:
First, it can be played as a non-vented (natural trumpet) or a vented (Baroque trumpet using the four-hole system) trumpet that plays in standard Baroque keys at modern (A=440) and Baroque (A=415) pitch.
Second, it is a trumpet that can be crooked to the keys necessary for playing classical period music, like the Trompette d' harmonie (orchestral trumpet) of the early nineteenth century.
The dual-nature of the BfB Baroque™ is possible because of its unique configuration. Because the crooks of the BfB Baroque™ are changed in both the front and back of the instrument, the vents stay in the middle, facilitating a wide range of keys that can be offered with vented yards. Additionally, the compact profile of the BfB Baroque™ can facilitate the technique of hand-stopping*, as in the case of the Inventionstrompete of the late eighteenth/early nineteenth centuries.
The BfB Baroque™ is a user-friendly high-quality instrument designed to make entering the world of period performance more widely accessible. Additionally, trumpeters learning the natural/Baroque trumpet will enjoy numerous pedagogical and musical benefits that bring new perspective and skill to playing the modern trumpet.
*Hand-stopping on the BfB Baroque™ is only possible if your arms are long enough to stop notes on a standard Bb trumpet.