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  • 2021 October

    Participated in the Taipei Summer & Autumn International Travel Exhibition held by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.


  • 2021 April

    Established Taipei showroom

  • 2020 December

    CarolBrass® baby mini bugle was introduced to the world.

  • 2020 September

    CarolBrass® Desk Trombone: Spiral (Cell phone sound amplifier made of trombone bell) won 2020 Taiwan OTOP Product Design Awards .

  • 2020 June

    It is always our goal to help players to feel better and more comfortable while playing trumpets, as we believe this is the only way to make more people appreciate trumpet. Trumpet model CTR-5000L-YLT-Bb/G is a regular Bb trumpet comes with a set of G key tuning slides kit, which allows players to switch the key between Bb and G(lower than Bb 3 semitones).

    開發出G調小號,吹奏更輕鬆
  • 2020 January

    Carl Lee visited Doug Teeter and Amy Teeter in Fresno, California. Carl Lee attended the NAMM 2020.



  • 2019 August

    CarolBrass® Desk Speaker: Megaphone (smaller size of cell phone soumd amplifier) was introduced to the world.


  • 2019 July

    Dr. Arturo Sandoval started playing CarolBrass pocket trumpet CPT-3002-RLM(D)-Bb-SLB. What a great honor to CarolBrass.

  • 2019 May

    Tommy Bridges and CarolBrass® attended ITG 2019.

  • 2018 September

    CarolBrass® mini bugle (C/ Bb/ G key interchangeable) won 2018 Taiwan OTOP Product Design Awards .

  • 2018 July

    First time CarolBrass® attended Taipei Music Fair.

  • 2017 December

    Carl completed the first Bb/D natural trumpet.

  • 2017 October

    Mini pocket trumpet won 2017 Taiwan OTOP Product Design Awards .

    The first time that CarolBrass® attends Music China.

  • 2017 April

    Taiwan President Ing-wen Tsai visited CarolBrass® Tourism Factory for a conference with local governors. Carl had the honor to plays a song for President on the new mini pocket trumpet.

  • 2017 March

    Mini pocket trumpet was born and introduced to the world. Mini pocket trumpet has the patent in Taiwan, USA, Europe, China, etc..


  • 2017 January

    Advised by Doug Teeter, Kim Lee decided to turn his English name from Kim to Carl in order to stay connected with his wife Carol Lo (Passed in September 2016).

  • 2016 October

    CarolBrass® Desk Trumpet: Cobra (cell phone sound amplifer) won 2016 Taiwan OTOP Product Design Awards .

  • 2015 December

    The new factory buidling settled. Kim introduced his concepts of "CarolBrass® Toursim Factory" to the world. CarolBrass® Toursim Factory is an interactive factory which is opened to public. When people visits CarolBrass® Toursim Factory, they can see how brass instruments been made, get to know more about brass instruments. Kim expects this new investment is able to make more people appreciate brass instruments.

  • 2015 May

    Relocating the factory to new building


  • 2015 March

    Mini trombone (Slide trumpet) was born.

  • 2013 July

    Kim started building the new factory building located in Dapumei Industrial Park.

    大林鎮大埔美工業區新廠開始動工.
  • 2011 July

    The frist piece of CarolBrass® piccolo trumpet was born and introduced to the world.

    高音小號首度產出
  • 2011 April

    Kim and Carol attended Musickmesse Frankfirt. This was the frist time that CarolBrass® showed up at Musikmesse Frankfurt.

  • 2011 January

    Kim turned the brand name from Carol® to CarolBrass®. This was the frist time that CarolBrass® attended NAMM show with the great help of Doug Teeter (CarolBrass USA Distributor). Kim introduced his concepts of "Materials Offered" series instruments (using consistent material to pursuit the synergy of vibration) to the world.

  • 2009 November

    Kim completed the first Bb flugelhorn prototype.

    富魯格號(Flugelhorn) 首度產出.
  • 2009 March

    Kim completed the first Bb herald trumpet prototype.

  • 2006 June

    Kim completed the frist Bb/F tenor trombone prototype.

     Bb-F轉閥次中音長號首度產出.
  • 2004 July

    The 50 years old factory building was reconstructed with much more space and refreshed surrounding.

    原大林中興路廠房擴建完成, 廠房面積增加一倍.
  • 2003 February

    Kim completed the frist bugle prototype

    軍號首度產出.
  • 2002 July

    Kim started launching owned brand name "Carol®" by introducing 4 different models which are Legend, Deluxe, Junior and Pioneer. At the meantime, Kim started selling Carol® instruments to worldwide customers.

  • 2001 September

    Kim completed the first Bb tenor trombone (straight trombone)

    伸縮長號首度產出.
  • 1998 November

    Kim completed the first Bb pocket trumpet prototype.

    袖珍小號首度產出.
  • 1998 April

    Kim completed the frist Bb cornet prototype (Long bell version)
    Kim completed the frist Bb cornet prototype (Shepherd bell version)

    美式短號, 英式短號首度產出.
  • 1997 December

    The factory was relocated to an 50 years old building in Darling Township, Chaiyi County.

    遷廠到嘉義縣大林鎮.
  • 1992 February

    Kim completed the frist C trumpet prototype.

    C調小號首度產出.
  • 1990 October

    Kim finally completed the first Bb trumpet prototype (Serial number: 000001) after 18 months.

    歷經18個月規畫, 一貫化生產線製造的第一支Bb調小號開發完成首度產出.
  • 1989 April

    Kim Lee (current name is Carl Lee) and Carol Lo (Carl's wife) founded the family-based factory "Hoxon Gakki Corp." in a three floor private house in Puxin village, Taoyuan County.
    (FYI: Hoxon is the name of Carl's father, Gakki means musical instruments in Taiwanese.)

    由創辦人李國安先生與其夫人羅素雲女士共同成立於台灣桃園, 楊梅埔心.
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