Gathering Peoples Reviews
I am collecting reviews of customers and I will be adding them one by one. If you would like to leave a review then please use the contact page to send me an email. Don’t forget to add a nice picture.
I am not trying to “sell myself” here so if you like to leave a review please say it how it was/is. It’s nice for future customers to get an idea of what I do and make, what the order process and the communication is like, etc.
Some of the reviews are in Dutch. By clicking this link google will attempt to make the reviews readable in English.
Gidon Nunes Vas - Jazz Trumpet Soloist
Picked up my new Bb trumpet made by my friend Mark Geelen, who is a fantastic trumpet player and craftsman! With an eye for detail and quality Mark has developed his own ideas into a new line of trumpets that are truly unique. The sound is so rich in colours that I can direct it in any way my imagination wants it to go. The feel of the trumpet makes me relaxed and to just let the horn sing. Mark looks at the person behind the instrument and builds a trumpet that allows the unique qualities of the player come out. This instrument is the best Bb trumpet I've played on. There is a lot of heart put into the making of it and that quality is defenitely shining through!
Thank you Mark!
Erwin ter Bogt - Solo-trumpet Balletorkest Amsterdam and Teacher Royal Conservatoire Den Haag.
Ralph Henssen - Pro Trumpeter / Researcher
Danny Teong - Historical Trumpet Specialist
Ad Welleman - Solo trumpet at Netherlands Philharmonic / teacher at conservatory of Amsterdam
James Hatfield - Trumpet Player
I’ve owned a lot of nice trumpets but never one made just for me and that’s just what I got from Mark. It’s the best horn I’ve ever played and the best looking, too. I am from Chicago and play mostly big band jazz. The rest of the section is totally envious of my new axe from the Netherlands. This trumpet is what Mark calls his Universal Work Horse and, man, this horse can run! It speaks so easily and can go from a whisper to a holler in a flash. Mark asked me a ton of questions about what I was looking for and he sure delivered. From leadpipe to bell it gives me everything I need and more. I’m going to be playing this baby a long, long time! Dank je, Mark!
Marc Speetjens - Trumpet player at Netherlands Philharmonic
Suzan Veneman - Soloist
Hans van Loenen - Solo trumpet Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
Bij deze wil ik van de gelegenheid gebruik maken om Mark te complimenteren met de reparatie aan de 3e pomp van mijn Lechner. Perfect gesoldeerd en door razendsnel opnieuw vergulden onzichtbaar zelfs. Hulde Mark! Je gaat me vaker zien! Groeten van Hans
Raymond Rook - Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
Reparaties en onderhoud
Als professioneel trompettist vraag je het hoogst haalbare van jezelf, maar ook van je instrumentarium.
Bruno Fernandez - Historical Trumpet Specialist
Douglas Wilson - Soloist
Martinus (Mark) Geelen is well known to European brass players, but a newer name in the U.S. I have been following him for several years when I started searching for a new trumpet. I wanted an instrument that I could use as both a natural and vented trumpet.