Bob Reeves holds an AA degree in Arts and
Engineering from China Lake Naval Ordinance Test
Station where he apprenticed for six years as an
experimental machinist and toolmaker. He also worked for the Eldon Benge Company, in Burbank,
California. Originally, he was
hired as a bell and tool maker but
soon ended up building every part of the trumpet, as
well as assembling trumpets when needed. During that
time he also
worked with Carroll Purviance, where he honed
his skill as a mouthpiece maker.
Bob will always be a musician, and in his
younger years played the trumpet. He studied the
trumpet with John Clyman (the principal trumpet with
the 20th Century Fox studios for twenty-five years)
at Los Angeles City College while pursuant of his AA
degree in Arts and Music.
Bob Reeves has been working with brass players,
making mouthpieces, and adjusting their instruments
since 1964 and continues to study and improve upon
the methods and products that he develops.
Bob is also a master knife sharpener and an