Michael Rath Trombones

Michael Rath Trombones

Made in England Played Globally

Made in England Played Globally

Michael Rath Trombones

Michael Rath trombones are found in almost every conceivable musical situation: in symphony orchestras and opera houses, in film and television studios, in pop and commercial music groups as well as brass bands, wind bands, big bands, jazz and funk groups, and so many more genres and ensembles.

Alto Trombone

Whether you’re looking for a clear, ringing alto sound for concerto performances, or a sound that’s more along the lines of a traditional German alto trombone or if you prefer a mixture of clarity with...

Bb Tenor Trombone

If you tend to be more focused on brass band, wind band or orchestral playing then the two largest bore models, R3 (0.525”) or R4 (0.547), having bell sizes of 8” and 8 1/2” respectively, make an ideal choice.

Bb/F Tenor Trombone

The medium/large bore R3 trombone and the large bore R4 are available with an F valve section with the designation of R3F and R4F. Michael Rath also offers the R4 and R4F models with “in slide” tuning,

Bass Trombones

The options available for Michael Rath custom bass trombones are extensive, allowing you to configure an instrument unique to you. Available in a single valve model, the R8, and double valve independent and dependant...

Contrabass Trombones

The Michael Rath R90 contrabass trombone was introduced in 2005 as a natural extension of our bass trombones and consequently it has a familiar feel. Bass trombonists, especially those playing our R8 or R9 bass...

Michael Rath Trombones

Rath R100 Tenor Trombone

Bb Medium Bore Tenor Trombone

Rath R400 Tenor Trombone

Bb/F large bore tenor trombone with rotary valve

Rath R900 Bass Trombone

Independent rotary valve bass trombone

Hand Support

A hand support is a very effective way of reducing or even eliminating tension in your hand, arm and shoulder.


Michael Rath straight and cup trombone mutes are designed to give you everything that you’re looking for in a great mute.

Heavy Valve Cap

Michael Rath heavy valve caps are designed for use with Rath Custom Series trombones fitted with Hagmann valves.

Gooseneck & Balance Weight

If you wish to convert your Michael Rath custom trombone with valves into a straight tenor, or even a straight bass…


If you’re in the UK, please contact us to order, or alternatively, if you’re outside the UK, please contact your nearest Rath dealer.

Used Trombones

Part exchanges taken on New Rath Trombones.

More than 25 years
of experience

A Life Full of Music

Handcrafted Modular Trombones

From orchestras and opera houses, Broadway to the West End, film and television studios, to pop and commercial groups, brass bands, wind bands, jazz, big bands, funk groups, and so many other genres and ensembles, instruments made by Michael Rath are found in almost every conceivable musical situation requiring a trombone.

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We are proud to list some of the world’s most talented and acclaimed trombonists as players and fans of our instruments.

Concerto for Trombone by Costa Rican composer Vinicio Meza Solano.

With trombonists; Andras Suto, Peter Palinkas, Oliver Gaspar, Gabor Hegyi and Dohnanyi Orchestra Budapest.