Bach Stradivarius 36 F Trigger Trombone 1980’s Serial #41502

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Professional F Trigger Trombone.


This Bach 36 F trigger trombone is a great medium bore professional trombone. It has just come back from the shop where it had a tune up and is in super playing condition! The original finish to this horn has approximately 80-85% remaining with lacquer scratching throughout the horn. There is some light evidence of bell dent removal in the throat of the bell and a couple of spots that have been re-soldered where the F attachment trigger has been adjusted. Please see pictures.  It is in great working condition! The serial number is “41502” making this a 1979-1981 vintage horn. The engraving on the bell reads “Stradivarius Model 36 Vincent Bach Corporation. Elkhart, Ind. U.S.A.” and “Model 36” below the serial number on the slide. It comes in the original vintage Bach case which is still in good condition. No mouthpiece is included.

The Bach 36 trombone features an 8″ one-piece hand-hammered yellow brass professional bell that offers a subtle brilliance with a complex color. The .525″ medium bore combined with the traditional wrap F attachment offers outstanding clarity and balanced response with just the right amount of resistance. The chrome plated nickel silver inner hand slide tubes provide the ideal surface for smooth and quick hand slide action. The clear lacquer finish adds a subtle warmth to the sound overall. The Bach Stradivarius 36 professional trombone is ideal for both symphonic and solo performance. This is the archetype for a great medium bore professional trombone. Most every instrument of this style and bore can be compared to, or traced back to, the Bach 36. The Bach 36 uses many of the same parts as the larger symphonic-sized model 42, but the slide tubes are a medium .525″ bore, and the bell flare is cut at an 8″ diameter instead of 8.5″. That makes this a fairly big sounding medium bore trombone. Some recording players say that the Bach 36 records with a sound similar to the larger bore Conn 88H. A student who prefers an easier playing horn that does not require as large a volume of air a large bore horn does may prefer to use a Bach 36 in wind bands and jazz bands as well.

This instrument is very easy playing up and down the register and gives you a fantastic dark, rich sound that everybody has come to expect from a Bach horn. It has a great balance in the hand which makes playing it all the more enjoyable!

Additional Information: 

Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this very good.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 80-85% of the lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Trigger Condition: The trigger is in good working condition and the tuning slides are loose.
Slide Condition: Light general wear (smooth and functions properly with some possible small surface scratches on the outside slide sleeves).
Lead Pipe Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Tuning Slide Bow Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Slide Tip (Crook) Bow Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings). It has very light dent removal evidence.
The Bell: No dents or evidence of bell edge damage.
Bell Dent Removal/Repair: Light evidence.
Bell Diameter Approximately: 8 inches.
Bore Size:  .525″
The Mouthpiece: No Mouthpiece is included, or other accessories.
The Case: Good used condition (General wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches). Original vintage Bach case.
Engraving: Stradivarius Model 36 Vincent Bach Corporation. Elkhart, Ind. U.S.A. (on the bell) Model 36 (below the serial number on the slide).

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Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 42 × 13 × 12 in