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What’s on My Bench? A Whole Collection of Vintage Trumpets!!!

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What’s on My Bench? A Whole Collection of Vintage Trumpets!!!

We recently bought another estate collection of 78 vintage trumpets, so I have been super busy sorting, cleaning, and getting these awesome old guys ready for their new homes! Some of them don’t need much more than a clean and polish, so you’ll see them listing pretty quickly. Included here are a few photos of horns I’ve recently finished from this collection including a 1965 58B, 1926 2B, and 1927 26B. The Connstellation even has its original case candy and receipt! They look great, smell good (big difference and very important!), and play beautifully, and are all ready for you!...

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What’s on My Bench? A Modular Edwards Trumpet!

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What’s on My Bench? A Modular Edwards Trumpet!

You know what’s fun about modular trumpets? You can fit them in one basket when you take them apart for cleaning! 🤣 Edwards is a division of the Getzen company that’s known for its high-end trumpets and trombones, and offers quite a large variety of options for their instruments. Another fun thing about a modular instrument is that you can have more than one bell or leadpipe to suit your specific needs and change them out easily.  This particular instrument is set up with a very lightweight bell that has had some significant damage in its past followed by some...

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What’s on My Bench? Huge Shipments of New Instruments!!!

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What’s on My Bench? Huge Shipments of New Instruments!!!

It’s been super busy here at the Igloo - we recently received the huge shipment you see in these photos from Conn-Selmer, and today we are awaiting four more pallets from Conn-Selmer and six from Yamaha!  We certainly will have everything you could want for the special musician on your holiday gift list, so be sure to check our listings for all the new gear. Carlo and I have been working hard to check through all of them and make sure they are perfect for you! Hoping all of your musical dreams come true! #AmandasBench

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What’s on My Bench? A New York Bach Cornet!

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What’s on My Bench? A New York Bach Cornet!

It seems like we just keep getting lots of fabulous vintage Bachs lately - I can hardly keep track!! This little beauty dates somewhere between 1950-1952, and is in really great shape for a horn of this age. It still has about 60% of its original lacquer, which has aged to a nice dark color, and has been taken care of during its time. It has its original case, and is now clean and ready for the next lucky player! This horn has been photographed and should be listed very shortly, so keep an eye out if you’re interested -...

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What’s on My Bench? A 1957 Holton Bass Trumpet!

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What’s on My Bench? A 1957 Holton Bass Trumpet!

Wow, I’ve had some cool stuff lately, and this one was a whole lot of fun! This one has had some work done in the past, but it’s in pretty nice shape overall. It’s mostly raw brass at this point in its life, so I left as much patina as I could. That red brass bell is a beauty! It needed a good solid clean, and new felts and corks, but other than that not much. It had a replacement water key that was a bad fit causing leaks, but I found an age appropriate one that was a better...

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