This Bach Stradivarius Mt. Vernon Model 239 trumpet has a detachable bell and is in very good condition. It has 65-70% of the original lacquer with medium speckle lacquer wear over the entire horn. It has a serial number of 21448 which makes it a vintage 1961 horn. This is a very rare vintage horn. This unique looking trumpet has a detachable elevated bell which makes it quite rare along with a first valve trigger. The tipped up bell is often referred to as a “Dizzy Gillespie” trumpet. The engraving on the bell reads “Stradivarius Model 239 Vincent Bach Corporation Elkhart, Ind. U.S.A.” On the back side of the second valve casing is engraved “V. Bach Mt. Vernon N.Y. U.S.A.”. It comes in a replacement case which is in very good condition. No mouthpiece is included with this horn.
This horn plays great! It has a lovely dark round Bach sound to it. It is a little bit of a different sensation to hear the sound coming up higher than you do with a typical trumpet. Even with the bell in the upward tipped position the horn is still very nicely balanced in the hand. The valves have good action and the first valve trigger works well. All in all this is a really fun horn to play and it sounds great!
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 65-70% of the lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Valve Condition: All the valves are in good working condition and all of the tuning slides are loose.
Valve Triggers: It has a first valve trigger that is in good working condition.
Lead Pipe Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Back Bell Bow Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Bell: Almost no dents or evidence of bell edge damage.
Bell Diameter Approximately: 4 7/8 inches.
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece is included, or other accessories.
The Stand: If pictured, not included.
The Case: Good used condition replacement case (general wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches).
Engraving: Stradivarius Model 239 Vincent Bach Corporation Elkhart, Ind. U.S.A. (on the bell) V. Bach Mt. Vernon N.Y. U.S.A. (on the second valve casing)