This Martin “The Martin” Committee Trumpet is in great condition. It has approximately 85-90% of a patina finish. There is a light ding in the bottom part of the back bell bow and a couple of almost invisible dings in the bell. There is a very slight wave to the edge of the bell and a very small portion on the left-hand side of the bell edge where there is a residue on the bell lip. The corks are older and do seem to seal properly. The trumpet has the original long water keys. There is a very light smell inside the horn and it is not very intense. Please see pictures for details. The serial number on the trumpet is “188301” making this a vintage 1954 trumpet. The engraving on the bell is in good condition and reads “The Martin” in script and “-Committee-Model- Elkhart-Ind. -U-S-A-“. It comes in a good used replacement case. No mouthpiece is included. This trumpet plays great! It has great action in the valves and the valves are smooth and super-fast. It plays very well in tune and has a gorgeous tone.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is very good to excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 85-90% of the patina 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.
Lead Pipe Condition: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
Back Bell Bow Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Bell: Almost no dents and minor bell edge damage.
Bell Diameter Approximately: 4 3/4 inches.
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: The Martin -Committee-Model-Elkhart-Ind.-U-S-A- (on the bell).
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