started playing at 12 ½, he played an old cornet. Later at
with Leon Barthelemy he played an Aubertin trumpet.
At 18, when he arrived at the Conservatory, Sabarich had him change equipment to a Selmer trumpet. The mouthpiece was a "Fouveau", Quesnon No. 3. Later he switched to a Bach 1 ½ C.
As other great
Maurice André has used several brands of trumpets, but mainly Selmer.
In all the early recordings one can see that he uses a small Selmer piccolo trumpet. Later in his career, he has used Schilke and Stomvi piccolo trumpets. According to one informant: "in one of the concerts I visited, he also used a Scherzer with rotary valves, this was after his contract with Selmer".
In the questionnaire that Louis Davidson sent to Maurice André, he list the following:
On Bb, C, D, Eb trumpet he played Bach 1 ½ C mouthpiece.
On Bb Piccolo he used a Bach 7 DW