This Selmer De Ville 1963 Trumpet is in very good used condition. It has around 80-85% of the original lacquer. There is some light speckle wear across the horn and few small spots where the lacquer has been mostly rubbed off such as on the tuning slide for the second valve. This trumpet has had a bell dent removed and the bell lip is still not quite true – more felt than seen. Please see the photos for more details. The serial number is “28187” making it a vintage 1963 trumpet. The engraving on the bell is still crisp and reads “DeVille Henri Selmer Paris Made in France”. Engraved on the water keys is the Selmer “S”. You will notice this particular trumpet also has two spit keys as opposed to one. The horn comes in a replacement case which is still in good used condition. No mouthpiece is included. This trumpet is a fantastic player with a really clear tone. The valves work really great. The trumpet is comfortable to hold and well balanced in the hand. The horn has a beautiful sound and is very responsive. It plays great especially in the upper register!
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 80-85% of the lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Medium general wear (visible lacquer or surface scratches and/or evidence of dent removal/repair).
Valve Condition: All the valves are in good working condition and all of the tuning slides are loose.
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). There is some evidence of dent removal.
The Bell: Minor dents and dings and minor bell edge damage.
Bell Dent Removal/Repair: Medium evidence. About 80-90% of the way around the bell edge has bell dent removal from likely leaning too hard on the bell. It is not quite true and you can still feel where the dents were.
Bell Diameter Approximately: 4 3/4 inches.
Bore Size: .458″
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece is included, or other accessories.
The Stand: If pictured, not included.
The Case: Good used condition zip up suitcase style (general wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches).
Engraving: DeVille Henri Selmer Paris Made in France (on the bell).