**For sale on consigment**
(Please contact us directly if you are interested in this horn)
Serial Range: 181,XXX
This horn is from 1952 and has been in Shawn's personal collection for approx 2-3 years since purchasing it from Josh Landress in New York. The purchase of this instrument not only provided a great playing horn, but also commenced a wonderful business partnership which is responsible for many of the fine Martin instruments you see today on the website. He's got far too many horns right now - and this one needs to go to a new home.
This is the text from the original listing for this horn from Josh Landress. (Slightly edited for this site)
"The current horn for sale is an extremely rare 1952 Martin Committee modified by Reynold Schilke. It is very well possible that this horn was a prototype horn for Schilke's trumpet line. The horn features a Schilke 2-piece yellow raw brass bell with a 4 15/16" flair. The bell bow is bent in a semi round bend. The horn also features a Schilke mouthpipe and nickel receiver. The valve section is a medium bore 1952 Martin Committee serial 181829 with an "X" centered above. Valve compression is excellent and all slides are free and properly fit. There are no dents, however there is evidence of repair to the mouthpipe. The only work I have performed is a chemical cleaning in my workshop in Times Square, New York. Many great players including Wallace Roney have borrowed this horn from me and love the way it plays! - Josh Landress"
Since being in Shawn's collection the horn has has just the front section of the mouthpipe re-attached as it had come loose. (Work was performed by a local professional repairman)
This horn really sings and sounds wonderful - certain notes literally ring out a big series of overtones.
You will never find another one of these horns - so if you are looking for something really special for your playing/collection - this is it!
Details about the horn have been covered on the Trumpetgear Blog (also run by Shawn) - you can read all about the horn and thoughts here:
There is also some discussion about the horn on the following forum topic where someone has confirmed that this indeed sat it Mr Schilke's studio:
As described above - the horn is in raw brass and has some patina - we can clean prior to shipping to you if you like.
I will provide with the horn a Holton Heim (Vintage reproduction) mouthpiece - the shank is unique and suits the Schilke (Zero Gap) setup.
Consignment Horn - Sold as is