This Vintage Bach Stradivarius Mt. Vernon Model 43 Trumpet is in mint condition. It has just come back from the shop where it was completely overhauled and re-lacquered with our custom vintage lacquer. You will notice our custom vintage lacquer is darker than new modern lacquer which helps keep the vintage look. It has the original engraving on the valve casing which reads: “V. Bach Mt. Vernon N.Y. U.S.A”. Unfortunately, when the horn was overhauled the bell was too damaged to repair and was replaced with a Bach Stradivarius Model 37 bell. Please see the pictures. The bell engraving reads: “Stradivarius Model 37 Vincent Bach Corporation Elkhart, Ind. U.S.A.” There is a tiny bit of wear on the inside of one of the tuning slides but otherwise, the horn is in excellent condition. The horn comes in what looks to be the original case which is in good used condition. This horn plays just as beautifully as it looks! It has a big, dark sound. The valves are smooth as butter and super quick. It has great sensitivity in all of your dynamic ranges. This trumpet has great flexibility from top to bottom.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 99%+ of the re-lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
Valve Condition: All the valves are in good working condition and all of the tuning slides are loose. The valve finger button pearls have normal age wear.
Lead Pipe Condition: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
Back Bell Bow Condition: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
The Bell: No dents or evidence of bell edge damage.
Bell Diameter Approximately: 4 3/4 inches.
Bore Size: .459″
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). This is likely the original case.
Engraving: Stradivarius Model 37 Vincent Bach Corporation Elkhart, Ind. U.S.A. (on the bell) V. Bach Mt. Vernon N.Y. U.S.A. (on the second valve casing) ML (below the serial number on the second valve casing).