Below are pictures of previously sold instruments.
Stock 238c. Mt. Vernon Bach C Trumpet. Serial # 17xxx. Made in 1958. Large Bore. 238 bell. French bell bead. 25 leadpipe. The trumpet plays very well with a big colorful sound. The 238 is a big bell. Compared to a modern 238 bell, the Mt. Vernon feels a little lighter, and brightens up a little quicker. It has great “slots”, and nice flexibility within the “slot”. The total weight of the trumpet is 2 lb 1.8 oz. The lacquer is worn, and there are a couple of patches. The valves work well. They are not as tight as on a new horn, but do not need to be rebuilt in my opinion. The slides all make a nice “pop” when pulled. No major dents. It looks like a dent was taken out of the back bow at some point. No case or mouthpiece. Sold.
Stock #177. Josef Monke C Trumpet. "A" and "C" vent keys. 3rd slide trigger. Minibal valve lever linkages. The bore measures about 11.28mm (large for Monke). The bell measures about 134mm. The leadpipe is fixed and is stamped "1". This horn is set up a little differently than most Monkes. There is no front bell brace, and the bell looks like it may be yellow Brass. I wonder if they were trying with this model to incorporate some design features and sound qualities of Lechner trumpets? The sound "lights up" more quickly on this horn than on other Monkes I have had. The trumpet plays very well with a great sound and excellent intonation. The vent keys work well. Excellent condition. Raw Brass. No case or mouthpiece. Sold.
Stock #617. Blackburn "Short Model" C trumpet. Serial #1001. Large bore (.462"). 19-350X leadpipe. MD19A20S bell (stamped NCA20S). The bell is bent in "Short Model" configuration. The bell bend is about 1/2" closer to the bell flare than usual for a Blackburn. The total length of tubing is the same as a standard set up, but the short model brings the bell closer to your ears, and seems to really focus the sound and articulations in a nice way. Excellent condition. There is a very small ding on the top of the bell bow and a couple of scratches. Valves are tight and work well. Slides move freely. Raw brass. No case or mouthpiece. Sold.
Stock #542. Meinl and Lauber Coiled Baroque trumpet. Tromba da Caccia. Three hole system. Key of modern D. Made to take a baroque trumpet mouthpiece shank. Included is an adapter I made that allows for a modern trumpet mouthpiece shank. Raw brass. Excellent condition. No case or mouthpiece. Sold.
Stock #122. Yamaha Eb Trumpet. Model YTR-761. Key of Eb only (no D slides). Excellent condition. No case or mouthpiece. Sold.
Stock # 861. Monke Rotary Valve Bb Trumpet. Solid Nickel Silver. The bell is stamped "Verfertigt von Jos. Monke in Koln a/Rh." Probably made in the 1940s. The classic Berlin Philharmonic Monke. Made when Josef Monke himself was in charge of the company. It has had a few repairs over the years and has some Nickel Silver patches, but is in good playing condition. I added a 3rd valve slide trigger made in the style of later Monke triggers. Not many Monkes from this era have survived. It has an amazing sound and is a lot of fun to play. Sold.
Stock 312. Josef Monke Rotary Valve D Trumpet. The bell is engraved "Angefertigt von Jos. Monke in Koln a/Rh." Probably made in the 1960s. Excellent condition. Plays with a beautiful centered sound. The intonation is not bad. I added a trigger/pitch finder that goes to the main tuning slide, and replaced the original leadpipe with a removeable leadpipe. I will include the original leadpipe if the buyer would like it (nothing was "cut" so it could be put back to the way it was). The original leadpipe was about 2/3" longer and made the horn play very flat. I assume that the original Monke mouthpiece for these D trumpets were very shallow or something that pushed the pitch up? With the removeable leadpipe set-up you could also make other leadpipes if you wanted to change the feel. The one it has now is made from a Bach 25H leadpipe. No case or mouthpiece. Raw brass. Sold.
Stock #821. Selmer G Trumpet. Selmer G Piccolo trumpet. Serial Number 78xxx. Probably made in the late 80s/early 90s. These are not made anymore. It has a nicely made silverplated aftermarket extension for the 4th valve slide which makes it function like the standard 4th slide on most piccolos (lowering the pitch by a fourth... low F=1 and 4). With the original slide the 4th valve lowers the pitch by a hole step (low F-1234). Selmer originally described these as F/G trumpets (holding down the 4th valve makes it an "F"). The receiver fits a trumpet mouthpiece These are great G trumpets, with an amazing sound and nice slots. They also work very well on some orchestral passages. There is a great youtube video of Jürgen Schild of the WDR Symphony playing the chorale at the end of Mahler Symphony No. 3 on a similar horn, and sounding great. The valves are in great shape. All sildes work. Raw brass. No case or mouthpiece. Sold
Stock #BE102. Benge Colibri piccolo trumpet. Key of Bb/A. Two leadpipes. This is one of the later "Colibri" Benge piccolos. Many people prefer them to the earlier Benges. The later ones like this are a little heavier than the earlier ones and play very evenly, with a great sound and excellent intonation. Very solid, smooth Monel valves. This horn has been stripped to raw brass, which really helped the response and ease of the upper register. The notes "slot" very well. Some orchestral players like these piccolos for loud orchestra passages that require a big brilliant sound and precision. All slides move. Benge case. No mouthpiece. Sold
Stock #MA34. Selmer Paris Piccolo trumpet. Key of Bb/A. Two leadpipes. Serial number 63xxx, probably made in the 1970s. I converted this one to be like the Selmer that Maurice Andre often played, with an optional whole step 4th valve slide (instead of the ususal perfect fourth slide for the 4th valve). With the shorter slide the trumpet responds very quickly, with a clear, brilliant tone. The short slide also seems to make the upper register a little easier, and the whole step slide allows for some nice alternate fingerings. For example, you can pull the slide slightly and use it as you would use a slightly flatter 1st valve. Low F can be reached with 1234 fingering. With the longer slide in place the tone is darker and richer. The horn feels like it hads more "give" with the longer slide in place (more so than with a solid one piece 4th slide). The shorter slide is an actual Selmer Paris part, and the longer slide is made from the original slide, plus some Selmer Paris tubing. The brace is not Selmer, but seemed to fit with the Selmer style. Raw brass. Valves are tight and work well. All slide move. The piccolo plays very well with the a great sound. Maurice Andre played Selmers in the 70s, and his many recordings are great examples of how good these piccolos can sound. No case or mouthpiece. Sold.
Stock #B6. Schilke B6 trumpet. Serial number 102xx. Made in about 1980. Excellent condition. Valves in great shape. All slides move. I think this trumpet was made while Mr. Schilke was still in charge of the company. The B6 has a ML bell and a Medium bore. The B6 (with a fixed bell) is the model played by the great Bill Chase from 1965-1968 according to some Chase experts. The trumpet plays very evenly, and has an easy, centered upper register. No case or mouthpiece. Sold
Stock #235. Gold Plated Lechner Rotary Valve C trumpet. 3 vent keys. This trumpet was made in the early 90s, and was considered the "Vienna Philharmonic model". Gold brass bell. This trumpet plays very well with a very centered ringing sound. It has a really nice "brightness" and projects really well. Unlike many rotary trumpets... the vent keys on this horn REALLY work well. The first key works very well on the notes G-B-D... the second key is for Ab-C-Eb, the third is for A-C#-E, and the main water key for Bb-D-F. It looks like it has had some dents removed around the front bell brace, and that brace has been resoldered. The repair was very well done. Valves in excellent condition and work very well. No case or mouthpiece. Sold
Stock # 338. Mt. Vernon Bach "Tottlephone" Eb/D trumpet. This is a Mt. Vernon Bach D trumpet that was converted to a tuningbell "Tottlephone" Eb/D by Bill Tottle. The original trumpet was made in 1957. The conversion was done at some time after that... I would guess the late 60s or early 70s. 236 Bell with French bead. The trumpet is put into the key of D by inserting a short spacer tube between the bell stem and the valve section. This particular Tottlephone was made under the supervision of Armando Ghitalla, and was reportedly approved of by him. Raw brass... the valve section has a little lacquer on it still. The valves are in good shape, and the slides work well. For some reason the 1st and 3rd valve top cap look like they are not original, but from an older Bach. This trumpet plays great, and has an amazing sound... very rich and colorful. No case or mouthpiece. Sold
Strock # 222. Getzen Eterna cornet. Serial Number EC615. Silver Plated. 1st valve slide trigger. Excellent condition. Some minor wear to the silver, and minor pitting. Valves in excellent condition. Missing 2nd slide and tuning slide pull knob and lyre holder. No case or mouthpiece. This cornet plays very well, with an open colorful sound and excellent response. Sold.
Boosey and Hawkes Sovereign Cornet. Silver plated. Large bore, I think it is about .464-466". Two triggers. Made in 1979. Boosey and Hawkes "Globe" logo on bell. Many people feel this is the classic version of the Sovereign. Excellent condition. Silver is in excellent shape. There are a couple small dents, and a scratch on the 1st valve casing (the scratch does not affect the valve). The valves are smooth and fast and the triggers work well. This is a great playing cornet with a broad, rich sound that has more "energy" than any other cornet I have tried. I can see why these cornets are so sought after! It is really fun to play. The receiver fits my Bach and Schilke mouthpieces well. Denis Wick mouthpieces have a little "rock" in the receiver, but would work. If I were going to use a Wick mouthpiece with it, I would order one with a larger shank. Original case included, along with some original printed items. No mouthpiece. Sold.
Bach Bundy flugelhorn. This flugel has a Cornet/trumpet like design that is different than most flugels. It is an excellent design, and the horn plays very well. The design makes it more solid feeling than most flugels, yet it still sounds like a flugel. The valves work well, and all slides move. It has had a few repairs in the past, but is in excellent playing condition now, and is ready to play. I do not think this model is made any more. A Bach 7 flugel mouthpiece is included, but no case is included. Sold
Stock #21. Getzen Eterna E flat cornet. Silver plated. Shepherd's crook. 1st valve trigger. Excellent condition. No case or mouthpiece. Sold
Stock #501. Schilke P5 piccolo trumpet. Silver plated. Extra 3rd valve slide to extend low range. Serial number 344X . Made in 1968. This is a very early Schilke piccolo. According to the Schilke shop card the bore is .454" which would be slightly larger than the P5-4 which is .450". It seems to measure more like .450". Compared to a modern P5-4 the bell is larger and heftier, and has a french bead on the bell rim. The trumpet is in excellent condition. It appears to have had the bell brace resoldered at one point. The bell rim was also repaired at one point ans shows some minor scarring, and the bell rim is very slightly bent. Silver plating in excellent condition. Cornet mouthpiece receiver. No case or mouthpiece. Sold
Stock 33a. 1906 Buescher cornet. I think this was considered one of the "Epoch" models. 3 tuning slides. This model could be played an high or low pitch Bb or A. Very good condition. Silver is in nice shape. Gold wash inside bell. There are a few minor dents, and a couple of the fittings for the tuning slides are missing. The leadpipe has been bent in the past. The valves are worn, but still work well. All slides move. The lower main tuning slide inside tube has a crack at the end of the seam on the end of the tube (see picture). I dont think it is a big problem. Overall it is in good shape for a 100 year old instrument! The bore measures at about .458". It has a big sound. No case or mouthpiece. Sold
Stock #3a. Yamaha Custom 4 valve piccolo trumpet. Silver plated. Leadpipes for Bb and A. A ring has been added to the 3rd slide. Excellent condition. Some minor silver wear. These are great playing piccolos! Sold
Stock #23 Yamaha C trumpet. Model YTR-745. Large bore (.463"). Silver plated. Excellent condition. Silver plating is 100%. There is some pitting on the tuning slide near the water key, and the lower pull knob on the 2nd valve slide is slightly dented in, and there are some other very small dents. Valves and slides work well. Overall, excellent condition. This model is very easy to play, with excellent intonation. Large bore and bell. No case or mouthpiece. Sold
Stock #24. Yamaha E flat trumpet. Model YTR-761. Silver plated. Excellent condition. Slides for E flat only (no D slides). No case or mouthpiece. Sold
Stock #103. Scherzer Long Model Piccolo Trumpet. The bell engraving reads: "SCHERZER Augsburg Modell Prof. A. Piechler". Key of B flat. Raw brass. I believe that this trumpet was made in the 60s and is an updated version of the long model Scherzer that Adolf Scherbaum made famous in the 50s with his numerous performances of the second Brandenburg concerto. (If you are not familiar with Mr. Scherbaum, there is an excellent web site about him.) This particular instrument was owned by Mel Broiles, the former Principal trumpet of the Met Orchestra, and was used by him to perform the Brandenburg. This trumpet has a sweet and singing tone, and an easy upper register. The unique feature of this model is the area of "fake" tubing, which makes the trumpet look like a larger horn. The horn comes apart into two pieces (by design) and has the original hard case and cover. No mouthpiece. The receiver fits a trumpet size mouthpiece. The horn is in excellent working order. Sold
Bach Eb/D Long bell Model. XL Bore (.462). 229G (Gold Brass) bell. Silver plated. Extra slides for key of D. Serial number 422xxx. Excellent condition. Some minor wear to silver, and a few scratches. Valves in excellent condition. This is a great playing Eb trumpet, with a big ringing sound. It feels and sounds much more like a Bach C trumpet than a standard 239 bell Eb. No case or mouthpiece. Sold.
Stock #106. Selmer Piccolo trumpet. Serial number 62XXX. Very good condition. Some wear to the original lacquer. This horn has only one leadpipe. It looks like someone shortened the original A leadpipe so that it can be used in Bb or A. It actually works quite well. This is a really nice playing Selmer. At one point I had 5 or 6 Selmers, and this was one of the best playing ones. The top G really pops out nicely! No case or mouthpiece. Sold.
Stock #107. Selmer G trumpet. Serial number 47XXX. Very good condition. The original lacquer is worn. The 4th valve adds a whole step. It can be held down to turn the trumpet into an F trumpet, or used for many different alternate fingerings. These G trumpets have a great sound, and are really fun to play. No case or mouthpiece. Sold