Martin The Martin Committee Silver Cornet 1952 Serial #180856

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Great vintage cornet with 97%+ silver remaining and 95%+ gold wash bell!


This Martin The Martin Committee silver cornet is in beautiful shape with 97% or more of the original silver plating and 95%+ of the gold wash bell.  There were some dents removed from the main tuning slide, the back bell bow and the bell. There is light evidence of bell dent removal in the bell.  The second valve finger button is a very close match to the first and third finger buttons but is a replacement. The first valve finger button has a very small chip in it. Please see pictures for details. The serial number is “180856” which makes it a 1952 vintage horn. The engraving on the bell is still nice and crisp it reads “The Martin -Committee-Model- Elkhart-Ind. -U-S-A-” in an engraved badge. Below the engraving the words “Hamtramck Public Schools” has been added. It comes in a replacement case which is in good condition. No mouthpiece is included. This horn plays beautifully! It has a perfectly clear tone and really sings in its upper register.  The valves are nice and quick.  It is a super fun horn to play!

Additional Information:
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 97%+ of the silver finish.
It has approximately 95%+ of the gold wash bell 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: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Back Bell Bow Condition: Medium general wear (visible lacquer or surface scratches and/or evidence of dent removal/repair).
The Bell: No dents or evidence of 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- (below the engraving the words “Hamtrack Public Schools” has been added on the bell).
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Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 17 × 11 in