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This page updated February 11, 2014. 

 

FRENCH HORNS, used and vintage 

Superb pro-quality double horn by F (Mainz), model #101NA, serial #120X, made in Germany about 1975. Model 101NA (solid nickel-silver, detachable flair, large bell). Original rotors are still very good plus we've balled and burnished out all the dings. It's now in fine original condition with suggested retail price in Germany now 8775 Euros or $12,065 at 1.375 exchange rate. Not for everyone, but if you're after a superb Alexander that's now in top restored condition, this one's for you! $6670. Sold
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Superb pro-quality double horn by ALEXANDER (Mainz), model #103N, made in Germany and 1975. Model 103N (solid nickel-silver, fixed bell flare, normal bell). Mouthpiece receiver engraved "314". Original rotors are still very good. No major dents, ever. Minor bell dings burnished out in our shop. It's now in fine original condition with suggested retail price in Germany now 8775 Euros or $11,872 at 1.353 exchange rate. Not for everyone, but if you're after a superb Alexander that's in very good original condition, this one's for you! $6150. Sold

Superb pro-quality double horn by ALEXANDER (Mainz), model #103M, made in Germany about 1975. model 103M (brass, fixed bell flare, normal bell). Original rotors are still very good. No major dents, ever. minor bell dings burnished out in our shop. It's now in fine original condition with suggested retail price in Germany now 7775 Euros or 410,519 at 1.353 exchange rate. Not for everyone, but if you're after a superb Alexander that's in very good original condition, this one's for you! $6150.

Superb pro-quality double horn by Alexander (Mainz), model #503MAL, serial #2193X, made in Germany and sold new by us in 2005. Original rotors are perfect. Never any dents or dings: the horn now looks and plays like a new one. We sell this same model $8150 at 1.37 exchange rate. Small lacquer touch-up to the hand rest area. Looks and plays like a new one, now offered at the "best buy" price of $5250.Sold
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Good Amati Single F Horn with Case, Ready to Go! This is a very nice single F horn. Perfect for a beginner or amateur or someone looking for a quality, affordable horn. The linkages are mechanical, so that you don't have to worry about breaking a string in the middle of a concert! This horn is fixed-bell, yellow brass, and in excellent shape. If you're looking for a good horn, you've found one!
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C.G.Conn 8D-R double horn #99438x, made in Eastlake, Ohio about 2007. Conn’s classic 8D double horn, but with red-brass bell. Original rotors are still tight, very much “like new”. Good original case with this one. Suggested retail price is now $6445, with “street price” just below $4250. This one’s clean, totally dent-free and plays great! We give it a “9.9 on a scale of 10”. It’s a best buy at $2650. Sold

C.G.Conn 6D double horn #2205xx (Eastlake, 1987 / 1988 ) . Conn’s basic double horn with 90% original lacquer finish, good case, dings burnished out in our shop in Wichita. It’s a good basic “made in America” double that’s come to us in fine original condition. Minor spout dents have been burnished out in our shop, worn areas have been spot lacquered. Original rotors are still very good and the original case is solid and quite acceptable. $1495 on this one!

Single B-flat horn from C. G. Conn, model 16D, #E6994x. Three rotors, all brass construction, the original lacquer is worn less than 5%. Some evidence of dent removal to the bell spout and mouthpipe. The horn is clean, has a new case with it and plays very well. New retail price is now $2395. This one’s a mere $1295.00

Rare modern French horn from the Antoine Courtois (France) workshop, brass double with detachable bell flare, Ascending third valve system double, with piston valves. Serial Number 172x, made in France between 1985 and 1990. The instrument wears 100% original lacquer, has never been dented or dinged and the original case is perfect. Definitely not for everybody, but is you're devoted to "original French", this one's for you. Courtois is still in business in France, no longer list any French horns in their catalog. We've been advised that an identical instrument would be available on a "special order" basis, but the cost would be very high. This one's a mere $4650.Sold
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C.G. Conn 8D double horn #256,866 (c. 2010). Solid nickel-silver construction, 99% original lacquer finish. Never any major damage, small dent to the bell-spout has been balled out by our shop. New suggested retail price is now $6407. This one's a "best buy" for $2650. Sold 100% "made in America".

Holton H-178, a good brass "Phil Farkas model" double horn, #656,90x. It's a good "made in American" double horn that has 99% original lacquer finish, small spout dent and a few minor dings have been burnished out in our shop in Wichita. Good original American case. New suggested retail price is now $5905. This one's a very clean and recent example for only $1895.00 Sold

Holton H-179, a good solid nickel-silver double horn, #690,108. 99% original lacquer finish (small worn spot to the inside of the bell flare). Never detned or damaged, the original wood case looks new. The H-179 is Holton's "Phil Farkas" model, in clear lacquered nickel-silver finish. Large bell on th model H-179, as well. Suggested retail price is now $6082. This one's a "best buy", very clean, priced at $2495 Sold 100% MADE IN AMERICA.

Holton H-180, a good solid brass double horn, #583,798 made in Wisconsin about 1997 - 1998. 95% original lacquer finish, never any major dents, minor dings to the bell-spout burnished out in our shop in Wichita. Good original case. It's an older model from Holton that's come to us in fine original condition. Valves are very good. Retail price on a new one is now $6082 with street price about $4100. This one's very clean, needs nothing doing to it and the price is a mere $2045. 100% MADE IN AMERICA so why buy a new one?

Holton H-277, a good solid nickel-silver double horn, #695,448, detachable bell section, made in America. 100% original lacquer finish, a few minor dings bell-flare dings also now have been removed. The H-277 is Holton's "Phil Farkas" model, in clear lacquered nickel-silver finish. Medium bell on the model H-277, as well. New case on this one. Suggested retail price is now $6610. This one's a "best buy", very clean, priced at $2675. Sold

Single Bb horn from HOLTON, four rotary valves serial number 413,88x. Four rotors, all brass construction, good original lacquer (worn maybe 5%) . The horn is clean, has a good original case with it and plays very well. Suggested retail price is now $2740, with street price about $1800. This one’s a fine example, clean and played very little, it’s a good single Bb for a mere $1150.

Holton H-378, #316,789. It's Holton's least expensive double horn, almost identical to their H-180, but lacking a Bb tuning slide, supplied in a less expensive case and without the Phil Farkas name on the bell. This one is actually a NEW horn that has ONE tiny ding to the edge of the bell-flare. Suggested retail price is now $4424; MAP price is now $3059. This one's never been sold, but the minor dings to the bell means we can't sell it for new. Best buy price here! $2894.

Holton H-378, a good brass double horn, #298,358, a recent instrument made within the past five years. 99% original lacquer finish, never any dents or dings. Good new American case. New suggested retail price is now $4424. It's virtually the same as their "H-178 Phil Farkas" horn, but without his name on the bell. This one's a mere $1995.00. 100% MADE IN AMERICA.

Holton H-378-G "Soloist", a good brass double horn with nickel-silver mouthpipe, with gold-brass bell, #697,521 made about 2002. 99% original lacquer finish, never any dents, minor bell dings burnished out in our shop. Good original American case. New suggested retail price is now $4295. It's virtually the same as their "H-181 Phil Farkas" horn, but without his name on the bell. This one's a mere $2065.00. 100% MADE IN AMERICA.

Holton H-470, a good American-made solid nickel-silver double horn, #692,856. 99% original lacquer finish, two (only...) minor dings have been burnished out in our shop in Wichita. Good original American case. Holton's model H-470 is identical to their model H-379, built for musical instrument dealers who agree to not sell via the internet or EBay. New suggested retail price is now $4810 with street price about $3350. This one's a very clean and straight example, looks "almost new" and has a best buy price of only $2095.00. Sold

Holton "Phil Farkas", a good solid nickel-silver double horn, #637,227, detachable bell section. Very good replacement lacquer to the flare and the bell-spout, original rotary valves still very good. No dents or damage, new case as well. Suggested retail price is now $6610. This one's a "best buy", very clean, priced at $2650. 100% Made in America.

“King 1159” double horn, #650,02x, made in Cleveland about 1985, maybe early 1942. It’s come to us in good original condition with about than 95% lacquer finish, new mouthpipe, dents and dings removed in our shop in Wichita. Never any major damage and the rotors are still good. The case looks new, the horn clean and very playable. This one’s a mere $1345. Sold

Good double horn from the King Musical Instrument division of Conn-Selmer, serial number 717,13x. Model 2269SP, a brass horn that wears 99% of the original bright silver plate finish. We sold this one, new, in April of 2008. The original case is close to perfect and there are no dents, no dings anywhere. Very clean horn, 100% “made in America” This one’s a mere $1975. Best buy! Sold

Single Bb horn from Yamaha, model YHR-321. serial number 10314X. Four rotors, all brass construction, good original lacquer (worn about 10%). The horn is clean, has a good original case with it and plays very well. Suggested retail price is now $3030, with street price about $2100. This one’s a fine example, clean and played very little, it’s a good single Bb for a mere $1150.

Single Bb horn from Yamaha, model YHR-321, Serial number 103,30x. Four rotors, all brass construction, good original lacquer (worn about 10%). The horn is clean, has a good original case with it and plays very well. Suggested retail price is now $3175, with street price about $2200. This one's a fine example, clean and played very little, it's a good single Bb for a mere $1175.
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Vintage German double horn by Albert Kley, the bell engraved “Albert Kley / Instrumentenmachesr / Berlin C54 / D.R.G.M. 768917”. Kley worked for C.F. Schmidt from 1895 to 1906, set up his own workshop in 1914, specializing in double horns. The company stayed in business until about 1935. Our horn is a compensating double, unlacquered brass and totally original, except for a recent re-build to the rotors. Small patch to the edge of the bell flare, another on the first slide, B-flat side. The horn shows evidence of high-quality workmanship, plays very well with the “old German sound”. Bore size measures 11.86 mm at the second slide. Superb, rare, not for everyone. $2150.
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COLLECTOR'S HORNS, NATURAL AND ANTIQUE HORNS

Interesting cor de chasse from the workshop of Lucien-Joseph Raoux, the garland engraved “RAOUX FOURNESSIEUR DE L’EMPEREUR RUE SERPENT A PARIS” and stamped faintly “AR”. Three and one-half turns to the tubing, with approximate total length 4.85 meters (15.75 feet). Bell diameter is 27 cm (10.62 inches). Original black paint to the inside of the bell. All original, but multiple repairs, especially to the bell flare. Langwill does not show the Raoux firm at “rue Serpent” without an exact number address. The instrument obviously dates from the reign of Napoleon the first, (1804 – 1815), perhaps before 1810. As noted in the Grove Dictionary of Musical Instruments, “…The earliest orchestral horns were complete units, which meant that a different instrument had to be used for each change of key…” Our horn is in the key of C (approximate A = 425 pitch) and would have been built during the years that Lucien-Joseph and Marcel Antoine Raoux were also producing horns with interchangeable crooks. PLEASE EMAIL for price.
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Rare antique natural horn (no valves) by Beauboeuf brothers, made between 1849 and 1857. The bell is stamped “ FB / Beauboeuf Freres / Paris”, is of brass with brass bell garland. The horn is totally original, without breaks or patches. Bell diameter is 10 1/4 inches (260 mm). The horn has come to us with nine crooks plus a B-flat coupler. Six of the crooks and the coupler match, two others have different fittings but appear to be from the same period. Dents and dings have been burnished out in our shop, but the horn has not been machine buffed in any way. The original painting inside the bell is still about 25 - 30 % intact. As reported in the “New Langwill Index”, Oscar and Auguste Beauboeuf’s brass manufacturing workshop was established in 1849, ceased business operations eight years later. Top recommendation on this one! PLEASE EMAIL for price. Sold
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Rare antique piston-valve horn by Charles Roth of Strassbourg, made about 1860 – 1870. The horn is totally original, without damage of any kind and with normal modern (not ascending third valve) configuration. Bell diameter is 11 3/8 inches (290 mm). Nine original crooks plus a B-flat coupler. There’s evidence that the horn has been played very little, the original brass pistons are still tight, do not need plating. There are no patches and the bell wears a wide garland on the flare. The body of the horn is stamped “Ch. Roth / a Strassbourg / brevete / S.G.D.G.” Germany gained control of Strassbourg / Strassburg in 1870 and it became illegal to use the French language in business and financial dealings. The French spelling is evidence, we believe, that the horn was built before 1870. The original wood box is in good condition and the horn comes with two original deep cup and small shank nickel-silver mouthpieces, one slightly wider than the other. $6250.
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Rare English "Coach Horn" or "Post Horn", seamed solid nickel-silver construction, the bell engraved " The / BEAUFORT / 1851 / (two medals) / 1862 / KOHLERT & SON / makers / 61 Victoria Street / Westminster / (from Covent Garden) / LONDON". Total Length = 34 1/4 inches (870 mm). Nickel-silver mouthpiece stamped "K & S" Basic tone is E-flat at 440 pitch. Made about 1900.

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Rare English "Coach Horn" or "Post Horn" two-piece silver plated brass construction, the bell stamped " Boosey & Co., Ltd. / makers London / 135590 " and " plated by Boosey 7&Co.," With slide pushed all the way in, total length is 25 3/4 inches (653mm), the basic tone is A, with tuning slide pulled, it plays in A-flat. Mouthpiece is stamped "Besson PH". Made about 1930. With modern Case, Price for the set is $1850. Sold

PLEASE NOTE: We also stock all of your horn accessory needs! We carry a variety of oils and lubricants: Paxman and Alexander special oils, T2 valve oil, the full line of Hetman's products for brass, Al Cass, Blue Juice; you name it! Give us a call at (800) 835-3006 for more.

We also carry an extremely wide variety of mouthpieces. We have a large number of PHC cups and rims, Alexander mouthpieces, Engelbert Schmid mouthpieces (both original and digital), Bruno Tilz (including the very popular McWilliams series), Josef Klier, Stork, and Farkas models. Give us a call and we'll be happy to help.

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TRUMPETS, vintage & used  

used BACH “Stradivarius” Bb trumpets are almost always available, please email for the most current info.

Interesting Bb trumpet bearing the “Alexandre” name, imported to the USA in the 1950’s by the Ernest Deffner Company, probably made in Germany. The instrument shows evidence of high quality workmanship, perhaps made as a copy of a pre-war Martin “Handcraft Committee” model. Note the valve caps, the water key and the bell to mouthpipe braces are all identical to Martin trumpets of that time. Serial number 40,24x stamped on the second valve casing. We measure the bore size at .459 inches and the bell diameter is 4.75 inches. Valves are nickel-plated over nickel-silver alloy and appear to be also Martin copies. There’s some minor plating wear to the first piston, but the valves are still tight…tighter than most new American instruments. This one came to us with no finish, so we’ve lightly polished, re-sprayed with two coats of Nikolas acrylic gold lacquer. Not for everyone, but a good vintage trumpet that actually plays very well. $495.

RARE BACH "MERCEDES" TRUMPET, serial #8480, made in New York City in 1949. "M" (bore size .453) stamped on the second valve casing. Not to be confused with the later "Mercedes II" instruments from Conn-Selmer, the early New York Mercedes instruments differed from the best "Stradivarius" models by having all brass construction (no nickel-silver valve cluster) and with two-piece rather than one-piece bell. Some of Bach's other models ("Minerva", "Mercury") utilized parts from Germany that were assembled in the Bach factory. The Mercedes models were 100% "made in America", marketed as "one step down" from the best. This trumpet comes to us with 95% lacquer that looks original but is not. Very good valves that are almost like new. The original case is scuffed but solid and the price includes also a new case from Pro-Tech. Very good example from a good time-period, with original Bach 7C New York mouthpiece. $1095. Sold

GOOD BACH STRAD TRUMPET, 180S-37 med-large bore, (.459) #436,740, made in Elkhart, Indiana, in late 1995 or early 1996. This trumpet comes to us with 99% original silver plate finish intact, with very good valves that are almost like new. Minor bell wrinkle has been burnished out, minor spout dings burnished out in our shop in Wichita. With original Bach case that's nearly prefect. Very good example from a good time-period. $1465. SOLD

GOOD BACH STRAD TRUMPET, 180S-37 med-large bore, (.459) #638,58x, made in Elkhart, Indiana, about 2004. This trumpet comes to us with 99% original silver plate finish intact, with very good valves that are almost like new. Minor bell wrinkle has been burnished out, minor spout dings burnished out in our shop in Wichita. With new Bach case. Very good example from a good time-period. $1395. Sold
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GOOD BACH STRAD TRUMPET, 180S-43 med-large bore, (.459) #445,620, a good "pre-strike" Bach, made in ELkhart, Indiana, in 1995. This trumpet comes to us with 100% original silver plate finish intact, with very good valves that are almost like new. Never any serious dents, minor dings burnished out in our shop in Wichita. With new good original Bach case. Fine example from a good time-period. $1645. Sold

SUPERB BACH STRADIVARIUS LARGE BORE C TRUMPET with #239 BELL and 25H MOUTHPIPE Serial #387,720, made in Elkhart, Indiana about 1989. This one came to us in fine, original condition, never damaged, no dents, no creases to the bell, ever. The original silver plating is 99%, with one very small worn spot where the player's left thumb touches the 1st valve casing. The original valve pistons are in excellent condition, not worn, still tight in the casings. Valve action is light, fast, and quiet. With the usual Bach Strad 1st the 3rd slide throw rings and stop screw on the third slide. The previous owner installed a set of Bach heavy bottom caps which we've included (but no standard bottom caps). Price includes a deluxe, new-style Bach Strad case. With Bach's highly regarded 25H leadpipe and #239 bell, this one's a superb player and gets our top recommendation. Used Bach large bore C trumpets are rare, especially in this condition! Suggested retail price for a new Bach Strad SC180L-239/25H C trumpet is now $4025. This one's a best buy at $1735.Sold
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Rare vintage Bb trumpet from the F. Besson (Paris) workshop, model “MEHA”, serial #9379x (made in France in 1948). Original pistons are still very good, showing minimal wear to the nickel plate. Lacquer finish is new, from our shop in Wichita. The instrument is being sold with original mouthpipe (several holes in the pipe) and with new mouthpipe from Kanstul. Large bore size, very good player, not expensive. Best trumpet ever made, some say. $1150. Sold

Rare professional B-flat trumpet by A. Courtois (Paris) #900x, made in Paris about 1955. Good original condition instrument with 95% original bright silver plate finish, bell dings to the flair & spout recently burnished out in our shop. Medium bore size with “M” stamped just above the serial number. The original chrome-plated pistons are absolutely perfect. Engraved on the bell “Antoine Courtois / brevete / facteur conservatoire / national / 8 rue de Nancy / PARIS”. Courtois is France’s oldest brass instrument maker, renowned for fine professional quality, but never imported to the USA in large numbers because of the high price. This particular instrument was their “Balanced Model”, based on Selmer’s “BA” model trumpet used by Harry James and Louis Armstrong. There’s evidence of burnishing to the bell, the spout and the mouthpipe. And the bell to mouthpipe brace has had some resoldering that we’ve cleaned up a bit. All in all, it’s a totally original and rare Courtois that’s come to us with a few nicks and dings, but with almost perfect pistons. Please see more photos below.
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Good “step up” trumpet from Getzen, “Eterna 700”, #106182x, gold lacquer finish, new case, minor dents burnished out in our shop. Original valves are very good and it’s got a new case with it. New retail price is now $1295 on this model, but why buy a new one? Best buy price of only $695. Sold

RARE VINTAGE AMERICAN TRUMPET CIRCA 1930, BELL STAMPED "KEEFER / Williamsport / Pa.", serial number 2410x stamped on the second valve casing. We measure the bore as .459, bell diameter at 4 and 1/2 inches. This one's come to us in good condition, original pistons worn a bit and with 95% original gold plate. Valves have now been rebuilt to "better than new" specs in nickel plate. This one was previously in the collection of Paris musician Patrick Delile who describes it, in his catalog, as "Trompette a trois pistons aurifiee, noix de changement de tonalite au depart du pavillon. Keefer est un tres ancient facteur Americain qui produisit, jusqu'au milieu des annees 1930, des trompettes et cornets de belle facture. L'instrument est bien construit et tres elegant." With change valve from Bb to A, gold plate, and with original case. Very rare, superb 1930s American trumpet. $1625. SOLD
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SUPERB VINTAGE Bb TRUMPET FROM THE H.N. WHITE COMPANY IN CLEVELAND "KING SUPER 20" serial number 287,42x, made in 1947. Original CHROME plated pistons are perfect, never replated or rebuilt. Brass bell and mouthpipe, now with new lacquer from our shop in Wichita. Rare and early "Super 20", showing superb workmanship. Harry James supposedly traded his Selmer-Paris trumpet for one of these. We measure the bore size at .457 inches (shown as "S2" below the serial number). Original case is still in good condition. Rare, superb player, this one gets our top recommendation. $1345.00. Sold
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RARE TRUMPET FROM THE MARTIN BAND INSTRUMENT COMPANY, "COMMITTEE" MODEL, #2 BORE (.451 inches), serial number 207,670 (made in Elkhart in late 1959 or early 1960). Also stamped "RMC" on the bell. All dents and dings have been balled and burnished out, valves have been rebuilt by Anderson Plating Company and the lacquer finish is new, from our shop in Wichita. No thin spots, no patches, very good player, with new case. $1995.00 Sold

SUPERB VINTAGE Bb TRUMPET FROM THE F.E. OLDS WORKSHOP IN FULLERTON “MENDEZ” MODEL, #279,53x, made in California in 1958. This one came to us with NO lacquer finish anywhere. We’ve removed dents and dings, lightly polished everything and have re-lacquered it with two coats of Nikolas 2105 acrylic lacquer. Price includes original Olds mouthpiece. Rare, superb player, this one gets our top recommendation! $1495.00. SOLD
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Rare vintage C Trumpet with Bb extension slide from Selmer-Paris, Serial #375x (made in France about 1945). Later Selmer-France catalogs show this as the "Sabarich model", after the professor of trumpet at the Paris Conservatory. This one's an earlier model, but identical to the "Sabariches". Superb workmanship, with 100% original silver plate finish. Pistons are original, show minimal wear. No dents or dings, nickel mouthpipe, four and one-half inch bell flare. We measure the bore size as .436 inches. Solid original vintage case and good original mouthpiece included. As with all combination trumpets, with the C tuning slide, the intonation is better than with the B-flat. Rare, good player, not for everybody. $1250.
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RARE VINTAGE Bb TRUMPET FROM SELMER-PARIS, SERIAL #37,84x, "K-MODIFIED 24B" (made in France in 1951). 100% new lacquer finish, brass construction with nickel mouthpipe. Pistons have 100% original nickel plate, are very tight and fast. .458 bore size, four and one-half inch bell, vintage case (or new Pro-Tek case if you prefer). First slide spring-loaded trigger, as well. Good French pro-quality trumpet from the 1960s, now in superb restored condition. $1445.
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GOOD GERMAN ROTARY TRUMPET, KEY OF C WITH CHANGE ROTOR TO B. Garland (Kranz) is nickel silver, engraved "Joh. Michl & Sohn Graslitz i. Boehm." Bell diameter is 120 mm (4 3/4 inches); bore size, measured at the second slide, is 10.65 mm (.420 inches). Body of the trumpet is gold brass, with nickel-silver trim. The trumpet is unlacquered, appears to have never been lacquered. Pitched in the key of C, with quick-change to B-natural. Pull the main tuning slide and it plays in Bb at A = 440 pitch. We've balled and burnished out major dents, have not sanded or buffed the brass. Like Richard Nixon said, "Well, we could do it, but it wouldn't be right..." Price includes nickel-plated mouthpiece, no case. It seems that Johann Michl and his family had a good sized workshop in Graslitz, making all sorts of wind instruments, specialists for brasses. Guenter Dullat's 2010 book on German wind instrument makers has a half-page report on Johann Michl's workshop. Based on the report, we believe our trumpet to date from before 1900, perhaps as early as 1870. Two ancient patches, shown in the photos...one on the main tuning slide, the other at the tail of the bell. Interesting collector's piece, or perhaps even perfect for Wagner or Bruckner. $785

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CORNETS, vintage and used  

Rare German trumpet/cornet from the workshop of Ferdinand Julius Hermann Altrichter. The bell garland engraved “J. Altrichter / Frankfurt a - O / Hoflieferant Groesste / Instrumentenfabrik Deutschlands” no serial number, number 100 stamped on each of the rotary valve arms. . Three rotary valves plus one quick-change to A. Bore size, at the second slide, is .460, bell is 5 inches in diameter. Based on information in the Langwill Index, we believe this instrument to date from about 1910. High quality workmanship, no patches or thin spots, original valves still tight. The wrap and the shape of the bell would indicate it’s a cornet, but it takes a trumpet mouthpiece, the receiver far too wide for a cornet mouthpiece. This one’s a bit rare, unlike anything now being made anywhere. $995. Sold

Superb Vintage F. Besson Cornet in Excellent Shape, 100% Original, Great Valves!! This excellent French cornet is in beautiful shape. The bell is stamped "Medailles d'Honeurs" in a ribbon logo, under which is stamped "(Besson logo) / F. Besson / Brevetee / 92 Rue Dangculeme / Paris." This cornet has dual leadpipes, as you can see in the picture, and an extended tuning slide so that it can play in both B-flat and A. Bore size is .467 measured at the second slide, and bell diameter is 4 1/2 inches. There is a tiny bit of wear in two spots: the top of the first valve piston cap, and the area on the first valve casing where the thumb rests. Otherwise in top condition; see photos below!
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French B-flat cornet by F. Besson, the bell stamped “Systeme prototype (on ribbon) / (FB logo) / F. BESSON / brevetee / 92 Rue D’Angouleme / Paris”. Valve casings are stamped “ 10 / 11 / 12 ” and the second valve casing is stamped “F. Besson / (crown) / 23107 ”. (Made in 1879). Bore size, measured at the second slide, is .467 inches. Bell diameter is 4 1/2 inches. The instrument came to us in unplated brass, has been lightly polished and sprayed with a coat of Nikolas 2105 acrylic lacquer. The original detachable mouthpipe is stamped “107”. Rare 19th century French design, with valve cluster to the left, mouthpipe to the right and bell down the middle. The original brass pistons have been rebuilt and nickel-plated by Anderson and are now “better than new”. $1375.
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French B-flat cornet by F. Besson, the bell stamped “Systeme prototype (on ribbon) / (FB logo) / F. BESSON / brevetee / 92 Rue D’Angouleme / Paris”. Valve casings are stamped “ 13 / 14 / 15 ” and the second valve casing is stamped “F. Besson / (crown) / 2815x ”. (Made in 1882). Bore size, measured at the second slide, is .467 inches. Bell diameter is 4 1/2 inches. The instrument came to us in unplated brass, has been lightly polished and sprayed with a coat of Nikolas 2105 acrylic lacquer. Rare 19th century French design, with valve cluster to the left, mouthpipe to the right and bell down the middle. The original brass pistons have been rebuilt and nickel-plated by Anderson and are now “better than new”. $1250.

French combination C / B-flat / A cornet by F. Besson, the bell stamped "31 medailles d'honeur (on ribbon) / (FB logo) / F. BESSON / brevetee / 92 Rue D'Angouleme / Paris / (star)." Valve casings are stamped "16 /17/ 18" and the second valve casing is stamped "F. Besson / (star) / 21633". (made in 1877-78). Bore size, measured at the second slide, is .476 inches. bell diameter is 4.80 inches. The instrument came to us in original bright silver plated brass, and is totally original, with maybe 5% wear to the original finish, at the 3rd. and 1st valve casing. The original detachable DOUBLE MOUTHPIPE (B-flat and A) is stamped "1". Rare 19th century French design, large bore size and playing very well in the key of B-flat or A. The original brass pistons have been rebuilt and nickel-plated by Anderson and are now "better than new". new case included in the price With the short mouthpipe plus the short main tuning slide, the cornet plays in the key of C. With the short mouthpipe and the main tuning slide extension, the cornet plays in B-flat. With the main tuning slide extension and the long mouthpipe, the cornet plays in the key of A. $1375. Sold
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C.G.CONN (ELKHART) MODEL 80A "OPERA GLASS TUNING" CORNET, THE BEST ONE I'VE EVER SEEN! Serial number is 16933x, so according to Conn's info, it was made in 1919. Bell section wears elaborate floral engraving, all the way up to the bow of the bell. Hard to see from my photos, but the engraving subject is "Leda and the swan", with a scarcely-clad rather handsome lady right above the bird. The * (star) above the serial number confirms this was a special one-off order. Original owner's name "Rudolph William Treder" is engraved on the bell-rim. Conn's "burnished gold plate" model was their most costly finish...just above "satin gold plate with bright gold inside the bell". Their model 80A stayed in production for decades. Conn's late sixties catalog showed 80A models still in production, but without the quick-tune mechanism. Early 80A models had an elaborate quick-change mechanism that allowed the player to push the main tuning slide plunger and, at the same time, the valve slides also extended. The idea was to have a quick transformation from B-flat to A. Virtually all the 80A cornets we've seen have had this mechanism lost, damaged or removed. Our cornet has all the original parts. All of them. And everything works beautifully. One tiny ding to the mouthpipe has been burnished out in our shop, but you can see a scratch where the ding was removed. Original valves are nickel plated and show no wear at all. Still tight and fast. Original gold plated "Conn Wonder" mouthpiece is included. We acquired this beauty without case, though. We have two big boxes of empty original cases for the cornet, think we can come up with a good match. If not, a new ProTech case comes with it. You're seeing this beauty exactly as it came to us. We've wiped off a few fingerprints, have not polished or buffed it at all. At the first slide, we measure the bore at .475. The bell diameter is 4 5/8 inches. Definitely IS a model 80A, not a small-bore 4A. Do believe this is the best Conn 80A I've EVER seen. Top top recommendation on this beauty. $1495.
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C.G.CONN (ELKHART) MODEL 80A "OPERA GLASS TUNING" CORNET. Serial number is 155,75x, so according to Conn's info, it was made in 1918. Their model 80A stayed in production for decades. Conn's late sixties catalog showed 80A models still in production, but without the quick-tune mechanism. Early 80A models had an elaborate quick-change mechanism that allowed the player to push the main tuning slide plunger and, at the same time, the valve slides also extended. The idea was to have a quick transformation from B-flat to A. Virtually all the 80A cornets we've seen have had this mechanism lost, damaged or removed. Our cornet has all the original parts. All of them. And everything works beautifully. This particular instrument was built with Conn's normal satin silver finish, but the slide ferrules, valve caps and finger buttons, the inside of the bell and the name / logo bell engraving are all gold plate. Original valves are still very good, show minimal wear. Still tight and fast. Original case is still good, comes with it. Mouthpiece, too, but with silver wear to the finish. You're seeing this beauty exactly as it came to us. We've wiped off a few fingerprints, have not polished or buffed it at all. At the first slide, we measure the bore at .462. The bell diameter is 4 5/8 inches. Definitely IS a model 80A, not a small-bore 4A. Do believe this is ONE OF the best Conn 80A I've EVER seen. Top top recommendation on this beauty. $1299. Sold
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Rare Vintage French Cornet, Stoelzel valves , made about 1840. Bell is engraved “Chambry / a Grenoble “. There’s no mention of the maker in the “New Langwill Index”. In fact, there’s no mention of any musical instrument maker in Grenoble. From the design of the instrument, we believe it was built before 1850. It’s a typical cornet, or “cornopean” with the earliest type of Stoelzel valves. Developed before 1820, Stoelzels were the first piston valves to be found on French brass instruments. Do an internet search for Stoelzels and you’ll find all sorts of technical information. We’ve not, however, been able to find any information about the maker of this instrument. We do know that Gautrot was building brasses for various music shops and dealers, but he wasn’t in the business until 1845. Gautrot’s predecessor, A.G. Guichard employed a large number of workers in Paris from 1827 and it’s possible his firm could have produced this instrument for a dealer in Grenoble. Whoever built the cornet, it’s quite a fine example that’s original in all parts. Note the offset second piston and the original valve buttons. Because it’s a historical instrument, we’ve done only minimal work to it. There are several older patches to the tubing that we’ve elected to leave alone rather than to remove and replace. Pistons are worn, of course, and should be rebuilt to make the instrument fully playable. We measure the bore size, at the second slide, as 11.5 mm (.452 inches); the bell diameter is 130 mm (5.1 inches). Carrying case / box appears to be the original, but the lining is a later replacement. Case handle, latches and hinges are original. Detachable mouthpipe is stamped “SB” (B-flat) and appears to be the original. The instrument plays at A = 435 pitch, but is difficult to get a proper tone due to the worn pistons. Mouthpiece is small, unplated brass, funnel shaped and without a name. The instrument also comes with several additional crooks, marked “La-B” (A flat), “Sol” (G), “Fa” (F) and “Mi” (E). There’s also a coupler marked “Mi-b” (E flat) that can be combined with the other crooks to bring the pitch down one-half step. No major dents to the body of the instrument, but the crooks have not yet been de-dented. Sold

SUPERB CONN Bb / A / C “PERFECTED WONDER” CORNET, COMPLETE WITH ALL PARTS! C.G. Conn (Elkhart) vintage cornet, #103,07x (1908), has 99% good original satin silver plate finish, gold wash to the inside of the bell, original case and mouthpiece. Very good floral engraving to the bell. Never any big dents, minor minor dings removed in our shop. The bell is engraved “ The / Perfected / Wonder / C.G. CONN / maker / Elkhart. / Ind. “ with very nice original floral engraving. Second valve casing is stamped “ M / 103,07x / our label / m.p.b. / p. h. u. / factory 34 / Pat. April / 2, 1907”. Valve casings are also stamped “ 1 / 2 / 3 “. Pistons are stamped, on the spring box “ 1 / 2 / 3 “ plus serial number 103,07x. Not certain how many of these that Conn made, but it’s the first we’ve ever had in our shop. As the instrument is shown, the B-flat tuning slide is in place, at the end of the mouthpipe. By pressing the quick-change push that’s just below the water-key, the main tuning slide plus all three valve slides extend to the key of A. If you fit the cornet with the smaller main tuning slide, then press the quick-change push, the cornet extends the tuning slide plus the valve slides to B-flat. ALL parts on this one are original. No replacement bits and pieces, nothing that’s NOT original. Even the set-screws for the quick-change tuning mechanism. Pistons are original, nickel-silver alloy with brass ports. Pistons do show some pitting to the surface of the metal, though. If you’re a purist and want “original original original”, then use heavier valve oil and don’t worry about it. But if you want the valves to be perfect, add $200 and we’ll send it to Anderson Plating for a full re-build. Condition on our cornet is a good “9.9 on a scale of ten”. Price includes the original case that looks almost new, as well as the original “CONN WONDER” mouthpiece. Price also includes the shorter (key of C) main tuning slide, plus original lyre and original valve cleaning rod. The case handle is NOT original, but everything else is. Seems to us as if it’s a rare piece, never any damage, minor silver wear, all parts original. Price is a mere $945.00.
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Rare American cornet from the C.G. Conn Company, the bell stamped “The / Perfected / Wonder / C.G. Conn / maker / Elkhart / Ind.“. The second valve casing is stamped “ M / 10307x / our label / m.p.e. / p.i.u. / factory” and “ Pat. April / 2.1907”. The instrument features a unique quick-change mechanism that enables the player to push a plunger which automatically extends the lower main tuning slide at the same time as the three valve-slides. All the bits and pieces of the original mechanism are intact, with nothing missing anywhere. The top main tuning slide (at the end of the mouthpipe) is fitted with a water key, as is the third valve slide. The original silver plate is very good, worn perhaps one percent, at the third valve casing. Inside of the bell is gold plated. Pistons are original nickel and are still good but not perfect. Never any major dents and our shop has balled out some minor dings to the bow of the bell. We measure the bore size (bottom of the top tuning slide and top of the bottom tuning slide) at .442 inches. Bell diameter is 4.5 inches. Case is original and very good and contains an extra high-pitch top main tuning slide, original valve cleaning rod, original lyre and original mouthpiece stamped “Conn Wonder”. Even the screw on the lyre holder is original. It’s a rare piece that’s come to us totally original, no parts or accessories missing, everything in nearly pristine original condition. $1375.

ANTIQUE FRENCH B-FLAT / A CORNET FROM COUESNON, MADE IN 1924. It’s very good and totally original “Monopole” cornet, the ”top of the line” from the Couesnon workshop in Paris. This one’s quite unusual, in that all parts are original and unaltered, there are no dents or dings, the case, mouthpipe and mouthpiece are all original. Original brass valves are still very tight, work quite well. The instrument appears to have been played very little in the past 84 years. The bell’s stamped “Exposition Universelle de Paris / 1900 / HORS CONCOURS / membre de jury / COUESNON & Cie. / fourinsseurs / DES BEAUX-ARTS / DU CONSERVATOIRE NATIONAL / ET DE L’ARMEE 94. RUE D’ANGOULEME PARIS / Monopole (inside logo) / 40068 / 24 (inside logo)”. Bore size, measured at the second slide, is .452 inches. Bell diameter is 4 5/8 inches. The 1913 Couesnon catalog shows the instrument as their “No 01 ter.” model, the “top of the line”. The quick-change rotor works very well, but the cornet plays a bit more free in B-flat than in A. Doesn’t appear to have ever been dinged or dented. Note small brass patch to the tubing between #2 and #3 pistons. Original case is perfect and the original mouthpipe and no-name brass mouthpiece are like new. Clean example that’s perfect for Dixieland, Military Band or whatever. And with the Bb to A rotor, you never have to worry about transposition. $995. Sold

Rare antique cornet from the Gautrot workshops (Paris), pre 1900. Good French cornet by Gautrot, the bell engraved with Gautrot logo and “G R”. Made in Paris about 1880 - 1885, we believe. Valve cluster to the left, mouthpipe to the right and bell down the middle. Original brass pistons are still good, actually very tight. Minor dents and dings have been removed in our shop in Wichita. No patches, no water key. The original wood case is still in good condition and the cornet is sold with six crooks: B-flat, A, A-flat, G, F and coupler to bring the F crook down to E-flat. Bell diameter is five inches, approx. bore size is .445. Couesnon (Gautrot’s successor) shows a similar “model GCO francais” instrument in their 1913 catalog, but no model “GR”. Not pristine, but very close to it. The instrument plays very well, better in B-flat / A than in the lower pitches, of course. Recommended and it’s not even expensive! $1495.

Matched set of two rare English instrument from the Higham (Manchester)workshop. The Bb / A cornet is engraved "Patent / clear bore / EXHIBITION / fpMANCHESTER / England / 5008x" and with attached cartouche bearing Queen Victoria crest. 100% original silver plate with gold plate inside the bell. Elaborate floral engraving on the bell flare and spout and inside the bell. Bore size, measured at the second slide, is .447 inches. Bell diameter is 4 3/4 inches. Original pistons are copper. Price includes three original mouthpipes: 7 inches, 4 3/8 inches and 3 1/2 inches in length.

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A long model trumpet made with cornet mouthpiece receiver engraved "CLASS / A / EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDALS / awarded / to / J. HIGHAM Ltd. / 127. Strangeways / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 5122x" and with attached cartouche bearing Queen Victoria crest. 99% original silver plate. Bore size, measured at the second slide is .447 inches. Bell diameter is 4 7/8 inches. Original copper valves are still very good. Price includes longer tuning slides for second and third slides plus three crooks marked "F", "Eb" and "D", the three crooks stamped with Higham's name. Original mouthpiece is stamped "Higham ltd. / makers" as well as one other mouthpiece stamped "Hawkes model" and "A". Original valve cleaning rod and original lyre (with Higham stamp) included. Both instruments fitted to a wood carrying case. $4,500. Sold
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Set of two rare English instruments. The Bb / A cornet is engraved "Patent / clear bore / EXHIBITION / PRIZE MEDAL / awarded / London 1862 & Dublin 1865 / to / J. Higham Ltd. / 127. Strangeways / MANCHESTER / ENGLAND / 3785x" and with attached cartouche bearing Queen Victoria crest. 100% original silver plate. Bore size, measured at the second slide, is .447 inches. bell diameter is 4 3/4 inches. Original pistons are copper. Price includes two original mouthpipes: 6 1/2 inches and 3 inches in length and an adapter that's 1 1/4 long. Three mouthpieces: "J.Higham / Maker" and two others without name.Sold

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A C/Bb combination pocket cornet engraved "Class A / (logo) trade mark / Distin / light valve / BOOSEY & Co / makers / 295 Regent St. / LONDON / 3037x." Engraved "(logo) trade mark /Distin / 28656" on the second valve casing. Two interchangeable main tuning slides, marked "c" and "Bb". All three valve slides marked with C / Bb / A tuning lines. Bore size, measured at the second slide, is .454 inches. Bell diameter is 3 1/2 inches. Two original mouthpipe 3 1/2 inches and 6 1/2 inches in length and a mouthpipe adaptor that's 1 3/8 inches long. Both instruments made in England in 1884. Both instruments in a fitted elegant wooden carrying case. $3500.Sold
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GOOD AMERICAN CORNET from the Frank Holton Company, “STRATODYNE” serial #26342x, made in Wisconsin in 1954. The cornet’s come to us in good original condition, the original lacquer is worn maybe 25%, minor dings have been balled and burnished out in our shop and the original nickel-plated top-sprung pistons are absolutely perfect. Price includes new black case. We measure the bore size as .459 inches, the bell diameter as 4.63 inches. Bell is gold-brass, the mouthpipe solid nickel-silver. This was Holton’s “top of the line” cornet, in production for many years under several different names (Laureate, Stratodyne, Revelation). It’s a fine vintage pro-quality cornet, quite unlike anything currently being made by Holton or anybody else. $495. Sold

Good American Cornet from the H.N. White Company, "KING MASTER" serial #341384, made in Cleveland in 1955. The cornet's come to us in good original condition, from the original owner (Wichita East High School class of 1968) whose family purchased it in Wichita in 1955. The original lacquer is worn maybe 10%, minor dings have been balled and burnished out in our shop and the original chrome-plated top-sprung pistons are absolutely perfect. Price includes original black & red case plus original King MC mouthpiece. We measure the bore size as .454 inches, the bell diameter as 4.50 inches. It's a fine vintage pro-quality cornet, quite unlike anything currently being made by King or anybody else. $895. Sold
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Rare compensator French B-flat cornet by Sudre, the bell stamped “(horn-logo with the initials FS) / 83 médailles et brevets / HALARI / Diplome d’Honneur / F. SUDRE / Seul fournisseur de la Marine / Facteur du Conservatoire / et de l armée / 6 et 8 rue des Poitevins / à Paris". Additional stamp on the first valve: "1462 / ajusteur breveté Daniel (in an oval) / (horn-logo with initials FS)” and a soldered cartouche on the first valve casing “accord de (D & C #)” and another cartouche on the back of the first valve casing “accord de (Eb & Ab) and another cartouche soldered to the tubing connecting the first and third valve casing “compensateur”. Small crack to the bell ring and a small patch to the bell spout. Based on the report in the “New Langwill Index”, we believe the instrument to have been made before 1885. $2650. Sold

Good French cornet by Verdeau, the bell engraved “ (lyre & anchor logo) / B. VERDEAU & Fils / brevete s.g.d.g. / fournisseurs de la marine / de l’armee / et des conservatoires / Rue st. Remi 64 / Bordeaux”. All parts are original, the valve caps, slide ferrules and braces all with elaborate engraving. No serial number, but “ 7 , 8 , 9 “ stamped on the valve casings. Made in Bordeaux about 1880 – 1885. Original brass pistons have been re-built by Anderson Plating are now perfect. No patches, one water key. The circa 1920 case is still in good condition. Bell diameter is four and one-half inches, approx. bore size is .464 inches. Price includes silver plated French Besson #6 mouthpiece. $1150. Sold

FLUGELHORNS 

Good used Flugelhorns by Courtois, Couesnon, Besson and/or Selmer usually available, please email for current info.

Courtois Flugelhorn #787X, wears 90% original bright silver finish, chrome pistons are near perfect, small worn spot to #1. No dents or dings, good original case. Bore size, measured at the second slide, is .411 inches (10.41 mm); bell diameter is 6.125 inches (156 mm). Very good example, clean and straight, but not perfect. Note plating wear to the bell spout. Very good player, but not a "closet queen". Not expensive, no dents, clean, all original. Sold

Good Antoine Courtois Flugelhorn in Great Shape, Includes 1D Mouthpiece and Case! This is a very nice example of the Antoine Courtois line. A storied French firm, the Courtois company produces all kinds of brass instruments and are most famous for their trombone, flugelhorns, and trumpets. This Flugel is in very good shape. The rotors work well, there's good cork on the water keys, and the lacquer is in quite good shape, though some spots have been rubbed off through use as can be seen in the pictures below. This horn has an adjustable tuning bit at the end of the mouthpipe, as well. The serial number is in the 7xxx series, and likely dates from the 70s, though no comprehensive serial number list exists to the best of my knowledge. Auction includes a 1D Courtois mouthpiece and a shaped case. $1495 Sold
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Good Fluegelhorn by A. Courtois, serial number 1072x, circa 1990. The bell is engraved “Antoine Courtois, Paris”. Very good original bright silver finish, the original finish is 98% or better. The pistons are stainless steel and very tight. Bell diameter is 6 1/8 inches and the bore size (measured at the second slide) is .411 inches. Original Courtois #4-1/2D mouthpiece. This is a very clean example that needs nothing doing to it. $1495. Sold

Soprano Fluegelhorn in Eb, made probably in the 1920's or 1930's by J. Gras (Paris and Lille). Serial number is 951x, bore size .394 inches (10.0mm), bell diameter is 4.625 inches (118mm). Original pistons are unplated brass, still very tight. Rare item, looks like it has never been played. $1495. Sold
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German Rotary-Valve Flugelhorn with kranz on bell and a water key. We have here an interesting instrument: a rotary-valve flugelhorn in yellow brass, unlacquered, with a water key. Our trumpet technician has adjusted this instrument and replaced the waterkey, adjusted and cleaned the rotors and valves, and has produced a good quality, playable instrument. I'm afraid we don't know a ton of information about this horn. It has no identifying marks of any kind other than a serial number (340X) next to the brace near the first valve. Other than likely being Germanic in origin, we can't say too much more about it. It's a good horn, at a reasonable price, and perhaps you can be the person who solves the mystery of its origin! $695 Sold
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TROMBONES, vintage & used 

Used Bach, Conn, King, Benge and other professional trombones are usually available. Please email for the most current info.

Very good used Bach Stradivarius trombone, model 42B, made in Elkhart in 1978 rotor #958x, slide #36,37x, .547 large bore, F attachment, traditional wrap, yellow brass bell and slide. All dents and dings removed in our shop, slide, bell and body have new lacquer. No dents or damage, NEW SLIDE LEGS. Suggested retail price on a new one is now $4255.00. This one’s a mere $1845.00 Sold with good original compact Bach case or with new case, same price.

Good used Bach Stradivarius trombone, model 36B, rotor #2449 / slide #40279. Med-Large .525 bore, F attachement, yellow brass bell and slide. All dents and dings removed in our shop, slide, bell and body have good original lacquer, new lacquer finish to the playing slide. New Bach case as well. Suggested retail price on a new one is now $4319.00. Thie one's a "best buy" at $1895.00 Sold
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Good used Bach Stradivarius trombone, model 36B, rotor #10698 / slide #40299. Med-Large .525 bre, F attachement, yellow brass bell and slide. All dents and dings removed in our shop, slide, bell and body have good original lacquer, new lacquer finish to the playing slide. New Bach case as well. Suggested retail price on a new one is now $4319.00. This one's a "best buy" at $1895.00 Sold
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Used Bach Stradivarius Trombone, model 42B-O, Rotor #50,60X, slide #188,03x, .547 large bore, F attachment, open wrap, yellow brass bell and slide everything plated bright silver. Never any major dents, a couple of minor slide dings removed in our shop. Original case is close to perfect and the instrument comes with a 6 1/2 A mouthpiece. Suggested retail price on a new one is now $45355.00. This one's a "best buy" at $2089.00 Sold
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Good used Bach Stradivarius trombone, model 42B, slide #23,300. Large .547 bore, F attachment, yellow brass bell and slide. All dents and dings removed in our shop, slide, bell and body have new lacquer, good condition, new case also plus new outer slide legs. Suggested retail price on a new one is now $4319.00. This one's a "best buy" at $1945.00. Sold

SUPERB BENGE LARGE BORE TENOR TROMBONE WITH F-ATTACHMENT, MODEL 165F. Benge trombones were introduced after United Musical Instruments in Eastlake, Ohio acquired rights to produce and distribute the famous Benge line of trumpets. The primary consultant in design of these good trombones was John Marcellus, former principal trombonist with the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, DC, and later trombone professor at the Eastman School of Music. The Benge trombones were designed to compete directly with such established icons at the Conn 88H and Bach 42 trombones, and were built to a high standard in the King factory in Eastlake, Ohio. Bore size of the Benge 165F is .547". The red brass bell is 8.5" in diameter. Outer slide tubes are nickel silver. The 165F has a compact semi-open wrap F attachment with an efficient and reliable string linkage trigger. Our Benge 165F is in near mint condition. The original lacquer finish on the hand slide assembly is 100% and the chrome plated inside tubes show no wear at all. Our shop in Wichita lightly polished and re-lacquered the bell section. The trombone is supplied with a new Bach mouthpiece and a new lightweight hard case with backpack straps. After the demise of United Musical Instruments and acquisition by today's Conn-Selmer Company, the Benge trombone line was, unfortunately, discontinued. Not identical, but similar in design and specifications, the current King model 2104F (4B) has a suggested retail price of $3855 and a "street price" just over $2300. Our Benge 165F is a best buy at half the price! $1195.Sold
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Holton TR-160, Pro model F-attachment Trombone, #217,217. Open-wrap F-attachment t-bone that's come to us in "9.5" condition. Original lacquer to the bell is very good, worn less than 2%. Original slide is very good and undamaged, with two tiny dings now removed by our shop. Original case is clean, solid as a rock. .547 bore, nickel-silver outer slide legs. Still in production at Conn-Selmer's Wisconsin factory, now with suggested retail price of $3950.00. This one's a best buy at $1335.00 Sold

King model 2166 (3B with valves) Trombone, #681,127. Lacquer on the bell is very good, original and worn maybe five percent. New lacquer finish on the valve section from Wichita Band. Some minor dings have been removed in our shop. New case, as well. The best of the valve trombones, in our opinion! New suggested retail price is now $2984. This one's a mere $1575. sold
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F.E. Olds trombone “Super” model, medium bore without F attachment. Made in Los Angeles about 1955, but no serial number found. Rose-brass bell with garland on the flare, the original fluted nickel-silver slide in very good condition with NO wear to the inner slide plating. Outer slide legs are solid nickel-silver, are original and in good condition. New case, new lacquer finish, clean and in superb condition. $995.00 SOLD
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LOWER BRASS  

SUPERB VINTAGE BESSON THREE VALVE COMPENSATING EUPHONIUM, #60420x, made in England in the mid 1970’s. THREE pistons, full compensating model, good original satin silver finish never any large dents, minor dings burnished out in our shop in Wichita. With new SKB case. The original pistons are very good. Three valve Besson compensators are now available from the manufacturer as a special order. This one’s a mere $1550. Sold
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Good French Baritone horn, from Couesnon (Chateau-Thierry)#4521x, three valve model, bell front, made in France about 1975. New case, good replacement lacquer finish. Dings and dents burnished out, good player and not expensive. "Made in France". $1295

Used C.G. CONN 14I baritone horn, #L8058x, 3 valve model, Pan-Am bell, bell front, made in Elkhart, Indiana in 1968. This one has no dents or damage. Replacement lacquer finish is 99% or better. The original valve pistons are not worn at all. Mouthpiece and almost new wood case are included. Conn-Selmer today offers a similar King model 625 bell-front baritone horn with a suggested retail price of $2520. $1295.

used C.G. Conn 15-I baritone horn, #GC880146, 3 valve model, long action pistons, UPRIGHT BELL. The original vales are good, showing no wear, but still tight and fast. New case, good original lacquer finish. Dings and dents burnished out, good player and not expensive. "Made in America". $1395
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King Musical Instrument Co., Model 1127, Marching Baritone horn, #15940x, with solid original case, no dents or damage, with good valves. Bore size is .500 inches, bell diameter is 10 inches. Takes large shank mouthpiece. new suggested retail price is $2940, school bid price about $1850. This one's a best buy at $895. Sold
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Good modern upright-bell Euphonium from King Musical Instrument Company, model 2280, serial number 143,785. We sold this one about five-six years ago and now it's back with us. Upright bell diameter is eleven inches and the bore size is .580 / .600. The original lacquer is worn maybe ten percent and minor dings to the bell and large branch have been burnished out in our shop. New suggested retail price is now $3801 with street price about $2350. This one's a very good example, with a "best buy" price of $1350.
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Good and very clean AMATI tenor / baritone horn, model ABH-221, 3 valve model, with stainless-steel pistons, bell upright, made in the Czech Republic. The original valves are perfect, showing no wear, still tight and fast. Original case is very good, with US Army printing still on the exterior. Bore size is .490 inches, bell has 8.7 inch diameter. Absolutely no dents or damage of any kind. USA suggested retail price is now $1452 on this model. NOTE: Amati shows this in their catalog as a “baritone horn”, but in America most players would refer to it as a “tenor horn”, due to the narrow bore size. It’s definitely in the key of Bb (an octave below a trumpet or cornet) and has come to us in nearly pristine condition. Why buy a new one? $695.00
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Yamaha YEP-321 Euphonium, #031832, has four pistons, 99% original bright gold lacquer finish, a couple of very minor dings burnished out in our shop. Good clean model of Yamaha's upright bell 4 valve baritone horn. Eleven inch bell diameter, bore size is .571 inches. Original case and mouthpiece are very good. New suggested retail price is now $3208 with street price about $2150. This one's $1429.00. Sold
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King, Conn or other brands of brass and fiberglass Sousaphones usually available (new and reconditioned), please email for current info, or let us know what you're looking for. 20K's, 14K's, 36K's etc... if we don't have them now we will soon.

Good Eb Sousaphone from Buescher, serial #223,62x (from 1927). Original silver plating is worn maybe 5 – 10%. The original pistons were rebuilt by Anderson Silver Plating showing no wear whatsoever. A great lighter alternative to a big BBb! This one is $1395. Sold
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C.G. Conn model 36K fiberglass Sousaphone, #K42395 a clean Conn Sousa that's come to us with no breaks to the fiberglass and with new white paint and with all new lacquer finish from our shop in Wichita. Dents and dings burnished out in our shop in Wichita. Good original valves, the Sousa clean and straight! $1545

C.G. Conn model 36K fiberglass Sousaphone, #L54015 a clean Conn Sousa that's come to us with no breaks to the fiberglass and with new white paint and with all new lacquer finish from our shop in Wichita. Dents and dings burnished out in our shop in Wichita. Good original valves, the Sousa clean and straight! $1545

C.G. Conn model 36K fiberglass Sousaphone, #K09826 a clean Conn Sousa that's come to us with no breaks to the fiberglass and with new white paint and with all new lacquer finish from our shop in Wichita. Dents and dings burnished out in our shop in Wichita. Good original valves, the Sousa clean and straight! $1545

C.G. Conn model 36K fiberglass Sousaphone, #E60455 a clean Conn Sousa that's come to us with no breaks to the fiberglass and with new white paint and with all new lacquer finish from our shop in Wichita. Dents and dings burnished out in our shop in Wichita. Good original valves, the Sousa clean and straight! $1545

Used Conn (Elkhart) fiberglass sousaphone, model 36K, #303799. Conn's reliable fiberglass Sousaphone with 24" bell. Original lacquer to the valve cluster is worn about 10%, oversprayed in our shop to protect the metal and preserve the appearance. Fiberglass body has no breaks or damage and wears new "Corvette white" paint. Original plating on the valve pistons is excellent. Complete with new gooseneck, tuning bits, mouthpiece. $1395

C.G. Conn model 36K fiberglass sousaphone, #HD-000050 a clean Conn Sousa that's come to us with no breaks to the fiberglass and with new white paint and with worn lacquer finish touched-up and spot lacquered in our shop in Wichita. Dents and dings burnished out in our shop in Wichita. Good original valves, the Sousa clean and straight! $1425.

Good vintage brass Conn 14K Sousaphone, #700,98x (Elkhart, 1960) has very good original pistons, all dents and dings burnished out in our shop in Wichita. Clean, free of dents, good original valves. Worn areas to the body polished and oversprayed by us. With good used wood case. $3150.

Superb brass Conn 20K Sousaphone, #5-607270. This one's only about 10 years old and is the nicest Conn 20K we've seen in a long time. Please see the linked photos at the bottom of our listing.It has very good original pistons. Our shop removed a few small dents and dings, but very little work was required to get it ready to go.Original gold lacquer finish is 99%.Clean, free of dents, perfect original valves. One tiny dent in the lower mouthpipe, not possible to remove without disassembling and burning the lacquer finish, so we left it alone. Playing will not be affected at all. See photo below.The original wood case is also near-perfect!Suggested retail price for a new Conn 20K Sousaphone with case is now $9455.00, and MAP price is $7089.00.Why buy a new one?$3350.00.Sold
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Rare silver plated brass Sousaphone from the C.G. Conn factory in Elkhart, model 32K, serial #169,390 (1919). The original silver is worn maybe 10-15%, the original pistons came to us with some wear, so we've returned the valves to Elkhart to have Anderson Plating Company do a full piston rebuild. All major dents have been burnished out in our shop in Wichita. This is a good one....used amazingly little in the past four score and eight years. Conn still makes a Sousa, now with a suggested retail price of $8740. This one's better than a new one and isn't even expensive! $2150 without case; $2350 with new MTS hardshell case. SOLD
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Good Silver Plated Brass Sousaphone from Jupiter, model 594, serial #27914. It's a used Sousa that's maybe a dozen years old. We've burnished out all dents and dings, have cleaned up everything and it's now ready to roll! The bell wears 99% original silver, the large branches show maybe 10% wear to the original plating. New suggested retail price is now $8049; street price / school bid price is about $6500. This one's a good player, now clean and straight, with a "best buy" price of $2350. Sold

King Musical Instruments, model 2370 fiberglass Sousaphone, #497,99X (Cleveland 1974/1975), a clean King Sousa that’s come to us with 95% original lacquer finish, no dents or dings, no breaks to the fiberglass and with new white paint. Still in production at King, now with a suggested retail price of $4395, street price of around $3100. This one’s pretty much “like new”, looks and plays great! $1375.

King Musical Instruments, model 2370 fiberglass Sousaphone, #502,37X (Cleveland 1974/1975), a clean King Sousa that’s come to us with 95% original lacquer finish, no dents or dings, no breaks to the fiberglass and with new white paint. Still in production at King, now with a suggested retail price of $4395, street price of around $3100. This one’s pretty much “like new”, looks and plays great! $1375.

King model 2350 brass Sousaphone #130,441. It's a good modern example that has had all dents and dings removed, wears about 50% of the original lacquer. Worn areas lightly polished and touch-up with new lacquer. Valves very good, showing no wear anywhere. With good original case, also. King's current brass Sousa now has as suggested retail price, with case of $8440. This one's a "best buy" at $2265. Sold

Good Silver Plated Brass Sousaphone from Yamaha, Model YSH-411S, serial #10038x. It's a used Sousa that's maybe 20 years old. We've burnished out all dents and dings, have had the valve cluster replated with new silver. The bell wears 99% original silver, the large branches show maybe 10% wear to the original plating. New suggested retail price is now $10,867; street price/school bid price is about $6500. This one's a good player, now clean and straight, with a "best buy" price of $3250. Sold
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SUPERB VINTAGE GERMAN BBb tuba, form GEBRUEDER ALEXANDER workshop in Mainz, has four rotary valves, 17.71 inch upright bell, .807 inch large bore size, gold-brass mouthpipe. Purchased new in March of 1962 by Herr Jakob Geiger and acquired recently from the original owner. It's come to us with several bell-flare and body dings and 95% good original lacquer. Rotors are still very good and valve action is quiet, quick, and smooth. Retail price in Germany is now more than $14,000. This one comes with a good hardshell case and original mouthpiece. "Modell 163", still in production at Alexander. This one's a mere $6650. Sold

Good 3/4 BBb Tuba from the AMATI workshops in the Czech Republic. Model ABB221, serial number 868350. Upright bell, three top pistons, brass lacquer finish, .640 bore size. It's a good "practice tuba" that's come to us with minor dings and dents that we've burnished out in our shop in Wichita. Original lacquer is still very good, worn maybe 10%. Price includes good original wood case. Amati's current model 221 tuba now has a new suggested retail price of $3600 (with case), street price about $2450. This one's a good school instrument, now dent-free and in good playable condition. It's a "best buy". $1450 Sold on this one!
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Rare Vintage English concert tuba in the key of BB-flat by Boosey-Hawkes / Besson (London). "Full automatic compensating system" with large bore, Bell front construction. The instrument has three compensating pistons. Condition is good, with dents to the end-bow and slides recently burnished out in our shop in Wichita. Serial # is 329,85x, built in London in 1966. The lacquer is worn maybe 75%. Original pistons are in good condition, showing minimal wear. bore size is .730. This one's 100% English, of high quality, has the voice of a giant cathedreal pipe-organ. Because the original lacquer finish shows substantial wear, we recommend this superb BBb tuba for home use. If you're playing a new Mirafone BBb Tuba at school but can't bring it home every night, here's a good playing pro-quality BBb tuba that's the perfect "practice at home" instrument. This one's $1650. With original hardshell cases.

Very good Five-valve tuba in the key of F from the Cerveney workshops, model CFX-653, made in the Czech Republic in 2012. Serial number Z26, bore size is .717 inches; bell diameter is 14.17 inches. Solid nickel-silver mouthpipe. 99% original lacquer finish, never any major dents, some small dings have been balled and burnished out in our Wichita shop. New suggested retail price is now $7392, with street price about $4750. This one's a good "9.9 on a scale of ten". Or as we sometimes say, "why buy a new one?" Best buy price at $3450.
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Good modern CC Tuba "C.G. CONN" model 3J, 100% MADE IN AMERICA Serial number GI-990223. FOUR valves show NO wear, are still tight in the casings and work flawlessly. The instrument has never been school-owned, has had some dent work to the end-bow and to the bell. All parts are original and the end-bow has never been removed (for dent work). It came to us with a number of small dents that we've now removed. New Conn Mouthpiece comes with the instrument. Not perfect a good American-made CC 4-piston tuba that's clean and straight, even has a good gig-bag with it. 18 inch bell; .658 bore size. The instrument weighs 18 pounds. Good example, absolutely nothing wrong with it. $2975. Sold

Vintage Conn model 20-J tuba, BELL FRONT #H66564, made in Elkhart in 1966. .773 bore size, THREE piston valves are in very good condition. Satin Silver finish is worn less than 5%, major dents and dings have been burnished out in our shop in Wichita. Conn's best 3-valve BBb tuba in the sixties, now in very good original condition. WITH original hardshell wood case $2450.00.

Vintage Conn model 24-J tuba, BELL FRONT #M9917x, made in Elkhart in 1969. .773 bore size, FOUR piston valves are in very good condition. Lacquer finish is worn about 20%, major dents and dings have been burnished out in our shop in Wichita. Worn lacquer areas have been over-sprayed to protect the brass. Conn’s best BBb tuba in the sixties, now in very good original condition. $2450.00. Sold
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Good modern BBb Tuba "C.G. CONN" model 12J, 100% MADE IN AMERICA. Three piston valves show ABSOLUTELY NO wear, are still tight in the casings and work flawlessly. The instrument has never been school-owned, has never had any major dents or damage. All parts are original and the end-bow has never been removed (for dent work). It came to us with a number of small dings that we've now removed. We've spent less than an hour on dent work, so that means it's never had any major damage of any kind. Upright 18 inch bell construction, bore size is .658 inches. New Conn Mouthpiece comes with the instrument. Suggested retail price on a new one is now $7365, with street price about $3700. But why buy a new one? This one's clean, dent-free and good player, perfect for school use, for a Dixie group or ....Recommended as a good practice instrument or for use in an adult amateur ensemble. This one's $1,945.00

D.E.G. DYNASTY BBb upright tuba #6049x, 90% original gold lacquer finish, dents and dings removed by our shop. Original valves are very good. Bell diameter is 15" and the bore size is .670. Three upright valves. Good practice tuba for a "best buy" price. $1150.

Good Mirafone BBb Tuba, Model 186A, #907570x, has rotary valves, upright bell, large bore size, solid nickel Kranz (garland) on the bell, nickel-silver mouthpipe. .772 bore size / 17.7 inch bell diameter. Acquired by us with one tiny bell-flare ding and 99.9% very good original lacquer. Rotors are still very good and valve action is quiet, quick, and smooth. "Street price" on a new one is now a bit over $7200.00. It's a good example, not expensive, nearly perfect. Without case: $5450; with massive almost new wood case (covered in gray carpet), please add $400; with new SKB / MTS case, please add $550. Sold

SUPERB PROFESSIONAL 5-VALVE EEb TUBA by MIRAFONE, MODEL 183-5U. #12,85x Most tuba players will be familiar with Mirafone's unique 5-rotary-valve EEb professional tuba. It's an alternative to an F tuba intended for solo playing, but also useful anywhere a smaller tuba is needed. This one came to us in good original condition with a couple wrinkles to the bell, a few dings, and a damaged leadpipe, but no other serious damage. Our shop burnished out the dings and wrinkles and replaced the complete leadpipe assembly with a new nickel silver mouthpipe from Mirafone. It's good-as-new again! All tuning slides fit perfectly and pull easily. Rotary valves are tight, fast and quiet, with very good compression Features: 5-valve EEb tuba. .709" bore 14.9" bell Five rotary valves. lacquered brass. Good Reunion Blues padded bag included. Suggested retail price for Mirafone's current similar professional EEb tuba is now $17,949, with a "street" price of about $9,100. At just over half the price of a new one, this one's a best buy at only $4,650! Sold
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KING model 2340 BBb tuba, 3 top-action piston valves, 20" detachable upright bell, .687 bore, #585,46x. Valves still very good, minimal wear. Bell and end-bow have had all dents and dings removed in our shop. King's model 2340 now has a suggested retail price of $7865 with a street price of $4500. Our tuba is not "like new", but wears good original lacquer and plays great! Best buy at $1450.

Good model 1140 BBb tuba from King Musical Instrument Co. Three top-action piston valves, 20 inch bell-front, .687 bore size. Serial number 41-366875. Valves are good, minimal wear. Bell and end-bow have had dings and dents removed in our shop. King's model 2340 (with case) now has a suggested retail price of $7865 with a street price right at $4500. Our tuba is no beauty queen, definitely a "player not a looker". But it's clean, dent and ding free and plays very well. Not expensive, also! Gold lacquer finish. $1450

Good model 1140 BBb tuba from King Musical Instrument Co. Three top-action piston valves, 20 inch bell-front, .687 bore size. Serial number 39-267222. Valves are good, minimal wear. Bell and end-bow have had dings and dents removed in our shop. King's model 2340 (with case) now has a suggested retail price of $7865 with a street price right at $4500. Our tuba is no beauty queen, definitely a "player not a looker". But it's clean, dent and ding free and plays very well. Not expensive, also! Gold lacquer finish. $1450 Sold

Good model 1140 BBb tuba from King Musical Instrument Co. Three top-action piston valves, 20 inch bell-front, .687 bore size. Serial number 910409. Valves are good, minimal wear. Bell and end-bow have had dings and dents removed in our shop. King's model 2340 (with case) now has a suggested retail price of $7865 with a street price right at $4500. Our tuba is no beauty queen, definitely a "player not a looker". But it's clean, dent and ding free and plays very well. Not expensive, also! Silver plate, too. $1450

Good BBb King Bell-front tuba from the H.N. White Company (Cleveland, Ohio). Three side-action piston valves, serial number 486,69x made in Cleveland in 1972. Bell's from an earlier instrument, but works quite well. valves are very good, tight and fast. We've spent quite a bit of time on this one, balling and burnishing out all dents. The instrument came to us wearing maybe 30-35% original very dark original king lacquer and we've elected to keep the original finish intact. To protect the brass, all worn areas (that means the other 65-70% of the instrument) has been oversprayed with two coats of dark-red Nikolas 2105 acrylic lacquer. The bottom line is that this one's a player not a looker. Put on your dark glasses and take a polka-band gig in a dark venue and you'll be quite happy with this beauty. Clean and dark, dent-free and not at all expensive. Best buy at $1145.Sold
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F.E. Olds tuba, BELL FRONT, #639,25X, made in Fullerton, CA, in the 70's. 3 piston valves are in very good condition. Lacquer finish is worn maybe 50%, dings and dents removed, worn lacquer areas have been oversprayed to protect the brass. Very good player, no beauty queen, but a good solid and dent-free bass. $1595.

Good vintage BBb Tuba "F.E. Olds & Sons" model 0-99, serial #90604x made in California. Three piston valves show almost no wear, the instrument has had all dents and dings burnished out in our shop in Wichita. Upright bell construction, a bit larger than Yamaha's 3/4 size tuba. Good wood case is with the instrument. Recommended as a good practice instrument or for us in an adult amateur ensemble. $1450, with case.
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F.A. Reynolds tuba, BELL FRONT, #45,97X, made in Cleveland, in the 50's. 3 piston valves are in very good condition. Lacquer finish is worn maybe 50%, dings and dents removed, worn lacquer areas have been oversprayed to protect the brass. Very good player, no beauty queen, but a good solid and dent-free bass. $1595.

Good and Extra clean German BBb tuba, from the V.M.I. brass workshop in Klingenthal, model 21103, serial #265297, has rotary valves, 17 inch upright bell, .748 inch large bore size, nickel-silver mouthpipe. The V.M.I. shop was the result of a purchase in the mid 1990's from the German government by Gerhard Meinl, owner of Meinl-Weston and other musical instrument companies. Acquired by us with several very small bell-flare dings and 99% good original lacquer. Rotors are still very good and valve action is quiet, quick, and smooth. "Street Price" on a new one is now a bit over $8250. It's a good example, not expensive, not perfect but close. Without case: but with very good canvas bag: $4995. With new SKB or MTS case, please add $550.
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Good Yamaha YBB-104 medium bore concert 3/4 size tuba, three piston valves, upright bell. Serial number 00345x. Valves are very good, with almost no wear. Bell and end-bow have had some minor dings and dents, now removed by our workshop. Yamaha's model YBB-105 (with case) now has a suggested retail price of $4688 with street price right at $3125.00. Our tuba isn't absolutely "like new", but wears 90% original lacquer has no dents or dings and plays great! It's a real "best buy" at $1650. sold
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Good Yamaha YBB-201 large bore concert tuba, three piston valves, upright bell. Serial number 100,19x. Valves are very good, no wear at all. Bell’s had some minor dings and dents, but nothing major. End-bow’s been dented, but never anything major...now with all dents burnished out in our shop in Wichita. Yamaha’s model YBB-201 (with case) now has a suggested retail price of $7662 with street price right at $5350.00. Our tuba isn’t absolutely “like new”, but wears 80% original lacquer has no dents or dings and plays great! It’s a real “best buy” at $2350. Sold
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GOOD BRASS EEb TUBA FROM YAMAHA, MODEL YEB-321. It's a used E-FLAT TUBA that's maybe 25 years old. Looks like it's never been played, though. VERY clean. The instrument wears 99% original lacquer finish. New suggested retail price is now $9,125 (silver); street price/school bid price is about $6400. This one's a good player, now clean and straight, with a "best buy" price of $2150 (no case) or $2350 with a very heavy ANVIL case. Sold
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Good Yamaha YBB-321 large bore concert tuba, four piston valves, upright bell. Serial number 013596. Valves are very good, no wear at all. Bell and end-bow have had some dings and dents removed by our shop in Wichita. Yamaha's model YBB-321 (with case) now has a suggested retail price of $9122 with street price right at $5978.00. Our tuba isn't absolutely "like new", but wears 65-70% original lacquer finish has no dents or dings and plays great! It's a real "best buy" at $2650.

Good Yamaha YBB-321 large bore concert tuba, four piston valves, upright bell. Serial number 013783. Valves are very good, no wear at all. Bell and end-bow have had some dings and dents removed by our shop in Wichita. Yamaha's model YBB-321 (with case) now has a suggested retail price of $9122 with street price right at $5978.00. Our tuba isn't absolutely "like new", but wears 65-70% original lacquer finish has no dents or dings and plays great! It's a real "best buy" at $2650. Sold
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Good Yamaha YBB-321 large bore concert tuba, four piston valves, upright bell. Serial number 00307x. Valves are very good, no wear at all. Bell and end-bow have had some minor dings and dents, but nothing major. Yamaha’s model YBB-321 (with case) now has a suggested retail price of $9122 with street price right at $5978.00. Our tuba isn’t absolutely “like new”, but wears 70% original lacquer has no dents or dings and plays great! It’s a real “best buy” at $2650.
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Good Yamaha YBB-321 large bore concert tuba, four piston valves, upright bell. Serial number 000718. Valves are very good, no wear at all. Bell and end-bow have had dings and dents removed by our shop in Wichita. Yamaha's model YBB-321 (with case) now has a suggested retail price of $9122 with street price right at $5978.00. Our tuba isn't absolutely "like new", but wears 50% original lacquer has no dents or dings and plays great! It's a real "best buy" at $2650.

Rare English concert tuba in the key of BB-flat by Boosey-Hawkes / Besson (London), model 226 “full automatic compensating system” with 17 inch, large bore, upright bell construction. The instrument has four compensating pistons. Condition is good, with dents to the end-bow and slides recently burnished out in our shop in Wichita. Serial # is 555,220, dating from 1974. The original lacquer is worn maybe 10%. Original pistons are in good condition, showing minimal wear. Bore size is .7302. Besson tubas and lower brass instruments are today made in India. The last of the non-Indian tubas were virtually identical to our instrument, cataloged as their “model 992”, with 19 inch rather than 17 inch bell diameter. This one’s 100% English, of high quality, has the voice of a giant cathedral pipe-organ. Highest recommendation. This one’s $2850. SOLD 06/07
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SINGLE Ludwig 29 inch "standard series" timpani, FIBERGLASS bowl, with almost-new head and new rim-mounted tuning gauge. In fine condition, with no damage anywhere. It's a newer instrument, a clean timp set maybe from the 2000's that's come to us in perfect original condition. Never abused, top recommendation. Ludwig's suggested retail price of $3125 with school bid price close to #2100. But why buy a new one? This one's clean, dent-free, mechanically sound and even looks good! $1095.
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SINGLE Ludwig 32 inch "standard series" timpani, FIBERGLASS bowl, with almost-new head and new rim-mounted tuning gauge. In fine condition, with no damage anywhere. It's a newer instrument, a clean timp set maybe from the 2000's that's come to us in perfect original condition. Never abused, top recommendation. Ludwig's suggested retail price of $3155 with school bid price close to $2100. But why buy a new one? This one's clean, dent-free, mechanically sound and even looks good! $1095. Sold

Single Ludwig 30 inch "Universal" timpani, copper bowl, with new head and new tuning gauge. In fine condition, with no damage anywhere. It's an older but clean timp that's come to us in good original condition. Never abused, top recommendation. New suggested retail price (29 inch, fiberglass bowl) is now $2435 with school bid price about $1500. Why buy a new one? Single timp: $1095.

Set of TWO Ludwig, 26 and 29 inch "Standard Symphony Series" Timpani, fiberglass bowls, with new heads, in fine condition, with no damage anywhere. It's an older but clean timp set from the 1970's or 1980's that's come to us in good original condtion. Ludwig's "Standard Series" set of two fiberglass timps (no tuning gauges) now has a suggested retail price of $5275 with school bid price a bit below $3500. But why buy a new set? Our timps are clean, dent-free, mechanically sound and even look good! $1495
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Set of TWO Ludwig-WFL, 25 and 28 inch "STANDARD SYMPHONY SERIES" timpani, copper bowls, with new heads, in fine condition, with no damage anywhere. It's an older but clean timp set from 1950's that's come to us in good original condition. Ludwig's "Standard Series" set of two copper timps (no tuning gauges) now has a suggested retail price of $7885 with school bid price a bit above $4500. But why buy a new set? Our timps are clean, dent-free, mechanically sound and even look good! $1795.

Set of Four Ludwig, 23, 26, 29, and 32 inch "Symphony Series" timpani, copper bowls, with new heads and new rim-mounted tuning gauges. In fine condition, with no damage anywhere, minor dings rolled out in our shop. It's an older but very clean timp set from the 1970's or 1980's that's come to us in fine original condition. Ludwig's "professional Series" set of Four copper timps (no tuning gauges) now has a suggested retail price of $18,425 With school bid price a bit below $11,000. But why buy a new set? Our timps are clean, dent-free, mechanically sound and even look good! $5450.00 Sold
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Set of FOUR Ludwig, 23, 26, 29 and 32 inch "Dresden Series" timpani, Suspended copper bowls, with new heads and new rim-mounted tuning gauges. In fine condition, with no damage anywhere, minor dings rolled out in our shop. It's an older but very clean timp set from the 1970's or 1980's that's come to us in fine original condition. Ludwig's "Professional Series" set of four copper timps (no tuning gauges) now has a suggested retail price of $18,425 with school bid price a bit below $11,000. But why buy a new set? Our Dresdens are clean, dent-free, mechanically sound and even look good! $5850. Sold

Set of FOUR Ludwig, 23, 26, 29 and 32 inch "STANDARD SERIES" timpani, COPPER bowls, with new heads and with no damage anywhere, minor dings rolled out in our shop. It's an older but very clean timp set from the 1970's or 1980's that's come to us in good original condition. Ludwig's "Standard Series" set of four copper timps (no tuning gauges) now has a suggested retail price of $15,925 with school bid price a bit below $9,000. But why buy a new set? Our timps are clean, dent-free, mechanically sound and even look good! $3,750. Sold
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