This Bach Stradivarius Model 43 silver trumpet is in very good condition with 95% or more of the original silver plating. There is visible plating wear on the lead pipe as well as around the valve casing and bell throat at the touch spots. Please see pictures for details. The serial number on the trumpet is “668555” making this a vintage 1970-1974 trumpet. The engraving on the bell is still crisp and reads “Stradivarius Model 43 Vincent Bach Made in U.S.A. Elkhart, In”. Engraved under the serial number is “ML” on the second valve casing. The horn comes in the original Bach case, which is still in good condition. No mouthpiece is included. This trumpet has a big round sound that is iconic of Bach trumpets. The valves have great action and the trumpet is very responsive in all of its registers. It plays with a rich dark sound from the lower end on up.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is very good.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 95%+ of the silver 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.
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 7/8 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).
Engraving: Stradivarius Model 43 Vincent Bach Made in U.S.A. Elkhart, In (on the bell) ML (on the second valve casing below the serial number).
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