The most stripped down member of the brass instrument family is definitely the bugle. With no valves, the sound of a bugle depends entirely on the embouchure of the performer. The fact that you've come to this section means you're definitely on the right path to finding a bugle that will provide a lifetime of enjoyment. Specifically, the bugles in this catalog are in the key of Bb - a pitch that's commonly preferred in drum corps. It should also be noted (for those who aren't familiar with the instrument) that bugles are quite similar to trumpets and are played in a similar manner - so you may find Bb trumpets in these pages as well.
One of the most respected brass instrument manufacturers in the world is Getzen, and their Bb bugles are crafted with only the finest components and materials by a skillful team who puts a great deal of labor and passion into everything they design. For proof, feast your eyes on their M2003 American Heritage Series Bb Field Trumpet. Featuring a .459" bore with a seamless gold brass bell and an optional G tuning slide, this instrument's clear and pure sound makes it ideal for sounding military taps.
Another pro-level masterpiece that deserves your consideration is the Getzen M2003E American Heritage Elite Series Bb Field Trumpet. Like the M2003, this horn is an excellent choice for sounding tap in military-based ceremonies, but differs in that it has a #172 taper one-piece hand-hammered bell. Additionally, this stunning brass instrument comes with a special Getzen red, white and blue soft-sided case and mouthpiece.
The unmistakable call of a bugle has played an important role in the military for centuries - and as you've probably realized by now, you'll have no problem finding a model that looks and plays as incredible as it sounds. Hopefully these two models have triggered your interest enough to delve further into this selection. Whatever you choose, you can bet that any one of the models mentioned here will grab the attention of anyone lucky enough to hear you play it.