This is a classic instrument from the turn of the last century. This is a 1902, silver plated, Besson Cornet which was made in London, England. It is in spectacular condition and recently had the valves re-plated so, the valve compression is perfect. Almost every section of the cornet is engraved. Actually, on this website go back to the Home page and scroll down a bit and you’ll see several more photos of this very instrument. These photos will show you just how elaborate the engraving really is on this beautiful horn. I have seen other Besson cornets but never one quite this old and never with this much engraving. Even the tops of the finger buttons are engraved! Also in the photo you will see an additional leadpipe and an additional tuning slide which will allow you to convert the horn so it plays in several different keys. Depending on the leadpipe and tuning slide combinations this cornet will play in Bb, A and Ab. Call 973-4299 to make an appointment to see and play this horn.
Looking for a “C” trumpet….. well, I have a very good one for you. Most every trumpet you have seen is a Bb trumpet. A Bb is the standard trumpet used across the board for ceremonial bands, marching bands, big bands, rock bands, etc., etc., etc. The “C” trumpet is primarily used for orchestral work. This particular “C” trumpet is in spectacular condition. It is clean as a whistle. By the way, how clean are whistles? Amazingly clean I gather. The horn comes with 2 Amado water keys, a 1st slide trigger, a Bach 3C mouthpiece and, of course, it is in its original hard shell case. Even though it is clean as a whistle we still disassembled it and flushed it out. These trumpets sell for well over $2000.00 new so a horn in this great condition for $1050.00 is a super deal. So, get out your “classical chops” and come give this horn a toot.
Smoother and way less bright that a trumpet is the beautiful sound of this flugelhorn. We did our standard disassemble and cleaning on this instrument. While researching this horn I found that it was made circa 1972. Even with 43 years on it I must admit that it still looks good. The original lacquer is still intact, good plating on the valves and structurally a sound instrument. It comes with a Bach 1 1/4C mouthpiece and in its original case which is in very good condition. The case is actually a double case so you can carry the flugelhorn and a trumpet simultaneously. Handy!
Getzen is famous for making great brass instruments for decades and this “300” series, student model, trumpet is the continuation of that legacy. As always, I completely disassembled this horn, did a chemical flush to clean it out then oiled and lubed it. It is ready to play. Of course it comes in its original case and I have included a Bach 7C mouthpiece which was recently re-plated. Come see it or bring your up and coming trumpeter so they can give it a try.
If you are looking for a trumpet for your beginning student to play, this is it. The Yamaha 200AD is specifically designed for beginners. This horn is very near mint condition if not truely in mint condition. We disassembled it, flushed it out, reassembled it then oiled and lubed it. It looks and plays like a new instrument. A brand new one of these trumpets is running around $1200.00! So, $450.00 for a trumpet in this great condition is a super deal. Come see it, come try it, come buy it!
This is a student model trumpet which is what you want for a beginning student. As always, we disassembled, chemically cleaned, reassembled then oiled and lubed everything that needs oiling and lubing. It plays like it is a brand new horn and cosmetically it is in very good condition. Included with this horn is a Yamaha 11B4 mouthpiece, which is what you want for a beginner, plus it comes in it’s original hard shell case which is in good condition.
This “model 37 Strad” is a Pro model instrument. While doing research on this horn I see that it was made between 1975 and 1980. The serial number suggests, more specifically, 1977 – 1978. When I received it there was some slight damage to the bell so, I smoothed out the creases and it looks very good. I did a chemical flush, replaced all the valve felts, the water key cork then oiled and lubed it. A Bach 3C mouthpiece is included and it comes in its original brown case with alligator trim. Hey, the key for the case locks is still in the case! It plays very well so come give it a try and see what you think.
These “TR-300’s” are really good student model trumpet. It has been disassembled, chemically flushed, valve felts changed then everything that needs to be oiled & lubed was oiled and lubed. It plays well, sounds good, and it has good plating on the valves which means the valves will work smoothly for a long time. I have also included a Bach 7C mouthpiece which is perfect for a beginner. It is truly a clean, mean playing machine.
This is a student model trumpet which is what you want for a beginning student. As always, we disassembled, chemically cleaned, reassembled then oiled and lubed everything that needs oiling and lubing. It plays like it is a brand new horn. Cosmetically it is a bit challenged meaning the lacquer is not 100% but, not so bad. So, if you’re looking to save a couple of bucks and still get a great playing instrument then this is the trumpet for you. Included with this horn is a freshly re-plated Yamaha mouthpiece plus it comes in it’s original hard shell case which is in good condition.
This “TR-300” is a silver plated, student model trumpet that is in exceptionally good condition. I disassembled it, chemically cleaned it, replaced all the water key corks and valve felts then oiled and lubed everything that needs oiling and lubing. In other words, it looks and plays like a new horn. It comes in its original case, which is in great condition, and I have included a Yamaha 11B4 mouthpiece. The 11B4 is Yamaha’s equivalent to a Bach 7C mouthpiece. Either one is perfect for a beginning trumpet player. Come try out this horn.
This is an exceptional intermediate/professional model horn. I say that because during my research on this trumpet many pundits are comparing it to Bach Stradivarius trumpets which are “pro” instruments. It has a very full, rich sound and looks virtually new. On top of that this horn has been “pimped out” and I really mean that. The previous owner upgraded the horn with a kit offered by Getzen. It is a 700S-GTK outfit that retails for $250.00. This kit includes three 24 karat gold finger buttons, three 24 karat gold valve top caps and three 24 karat gold valve bottom caps. So, now that we have established that this is both a great sounding and great looking horn let’s move on, shall we? Of course, we disassembled it, chemically flushed, oiled & lubed it so it’s as clean as when it was brand new. Come see it, come try it. I think you’ll like it.
This is a classic trumpet from 1932. The Conn “40B” is also referred to as the Conn “Connqueror”, get it, Conn-queror. For an 84 year old trumpet this horn is in great shape both inside and out. It is gold plated and the bell is covered with incredibly intricate engraving. The engraving even includes the God Pan sitting and playing his Pan pipes. Go to my home page on this site and scroll down to see a couple of close up photos of this horn. The valve casings are decagons, yes 10 sided valve casings. The valves themselves are round but the valve casings are decagons. I chemically flushed it out and changed all the felts and corks so, it is clean as a whistle and plays great.
Continuing the Bach Stradivarius legend is this “model 43” trumpet which was made circa 2003. Incredibly clean, plays really well, looks great and has great valve compression. This means the air you blow into it gets used as efficiently as possible, which is what you the horn to do. This trumpet comes with its original hard shell case, in great condition, and a Bach Megatone 3C mouthpiece, which separately sells for $100.00. The horn was disassembled, chemically flushed, oiled & lubed. It’s ready to be played.
Here is a super nice 4 valve, silver plated flugelhorn. It comes with a Bach 3CFL mouthpiece and a double case meaning, besides carrying the flugelhorn the case can also hold a trumpet. Nice! We just flushed, oiled & lubed it from one end to the other. The best thing to do is come try this horn. You will want it to be your very own.