This Bach Stradivarius Mt. Vernon cornet has 60-70% of the original lacquer. The serial number is 17693, which makes it a 1980 vintage horn. The valves are super smooth and have good action. The bell reads “Stradivarius Model Vincent Bach Corporation Mt. Vernon New York U.S.A.” and the side of the valve casing is marked “V. Bach Mt. Vernon N.Y. U.S.A.” The other side of the valve casing has “ML” above the serial number. The horn is in very good physical condition, just back from the shop where all the slides were pulled and the valves were cleaned up. One of the water keys has been re-soldered back onto the horn. It still has the original brown leather case in good used condition. The interior felt does show some age wear and one of the latches is broken. No mouthpiece is included. This horn has the legendary sound of the Mt. Vernon Bach horns. It has a fantastic rich round sound and plays with great delicacy as well as big power when you need it. This horn just plays great!
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is very good.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 60-70% of the original lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Valve Condition: All the valves are in good working condition and all of the tuning slides are loose.
Lead Pipe Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Back Bell Bow Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Bell: Minor dents and dings and minor bell edge damage with a very slight wave in the edge of the bell.
Bell Dent Removal/Repair: Light evidence.
Bell Diameter Approximately: 4 7/8 inches.
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece is included, or other accessories.
The Stand: If pictured, not included.
The Case: Good used condition (general wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches). One latch is broken.
Engraving: Stradivarius Model Vincent Bach Corporation Mt. Vernon New York U.S.A. (on the bell) V. Bach Mt. Vernon N.Y. U.S.A. (on the valve casing opposite of the serial number) ML (on the valve casing above the serial number).