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Martin Handcraft Imperial Bb Trumpet (109,XXX)

RRP: $1,340.21 (You save $122.27)
$1,217.95
SKU:
UIC017
Brand:
Condition:
Used
Weight:
2.80 KGS
Availability:
Usually Ships within 24 Hours

Product Description

Martin Handcraft Imperial Bb Trumpet

Vintage Trumpet

**For sale on consigment**

(Please contact us directly if you are interested in this horn)

Serial Range: 109,XXX

This horn is from around the 1933-34 period.

At that time the Handcraft Imperials were the absolute top of the line horns from the Martin Band Instrument line.

This horn has come back from the brink of being used for parts and is really now a fabulous playing horn. There is evidence of it`s previous life in some areas (minor pitting and pings) but it will easily last someone another lifetime in this condition.

Engraving on the bell is the earlier Art Deco style engraving - and this horn is also engraved with the 37 on the bell. It is believed (yet not confirmed) that the 37 bell was more similar to the Bach style bell and the bells marked M were more similar to the later Committees. Heving played both I`m not sure if that is 100% correct. This certainly has that wonderful and rich Martin tone to it. 

On this horn you also find a front main tuning brace that looks like a Dasant - this is the original brace, and is only found on the much earlier models of the Handcraft Imperial.

This horn also has an extra post between the main tuning slide and 3rd valve slide for a marchig band lyre.

If you are looking for a nice vintage horn for Jazz - then look no further- this is the horn that is equal to the Martin Committee and will only cost you around half the price!

Condition:

The horn has had some work done to it by Master Brass Tech - Josh Landress in New York 

- Valves redone

- Leadpipe section replaced (will include original section with purchase also)

- Dent work

- Replaced crook of 2nd valve slide (will include original piece alsco)

- Straightened

- Resoldering

- Buffed and polished

- Small crack repaired on bell near valve block

Accessories:

No accessories with this horn

Potential International Buyers Please Note:

We do not ship internationally via Surface(Seafreight).

Please select the Xpresspost or Air option when checking out in the Cart.

Thank you

Warranty Information

Consignment Horn - Sold as is

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