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. The second valve finger button is a very close match to the first and third finger buttons but is not quite the same. The first valve finger button has a very small chip in it. It has a serial number 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!
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is very good.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
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 Dent Removal/Repair: Light evidence.
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 replacement case (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 “Hamtramck Public Schools” has been added on the bell).