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What's on My Bench? A HUGE Shipment of Yamaha!

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What's on My Bench? A HUGE Shipment of Yamaha!

Guess what? We just got in lots of awesome, new Yamaha gear! Everything from pro level brass and woodwinds, to student violins and cellos. The majority of this giant stack that reaches all the way back to the garage bay door is new A stock, but there are some show demos and open boxes as well. There are also models we don’t see a lot, such as 8345RS Large Bore Reverse Leadpipe Trumpets, Eric Miyashiro models, and the awesome new 9435C Cornet!   If you’ve been waiting for that new Yamaha in your practice room, check our listings- you will...

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What’s on My Bench? A 1911 Conn New Invention Circus Bore Cornet!!

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What’s on My Bench? A 1911 Conn New Invention Circus Bore Cornet!!

Hey brass fans! I wasn’t planning on doing a post on this particular horn, but it turned out to be a bit more exciting than I thought it would! It makes me wish I had taken "before" photos of this one. > Sometimes when you start work on a horn, it just reveals more and more problems as you go. Other times, it just gets better and better! This horn was just one pleasant surprise after another. It started out super dirty and tarnished, so tarnished that I had no idea what was underneath! I saw patches of yellow that...

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What’s on My Bench? A Pair of Beautiful Conn 80A Cornets!

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What’s on My Bench? A Pair of Beautiful Conn 80A Cornets!

Welcome back to my home bench, where I have a couple of vintage beauties waiting for you! These Conn 80A cornets are a lot of fun - great players, and can go from a super dark and velvety sound to bright and trumpet-like depending on your choice of mouthpiece. The two pictured here are from 1947 and 1921. The 1921 model is convertible to A, with slide markings to pull to for tuning. Conn cornets built before 1950 work best with short shank cornet mouthpieces, though a long shank actually doesn’t fit too badly or change intonation much, surprisingly! Both...

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What’s on My Bench? A 1915 King Master Model Cornet!

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What’s on My Bench? A 1915 King Master Model Cornet!

Welcome to my home shop! I’m currently working from home, and since my home tooling is limited to trumpet and guitar repairs, you’ll see lots of great trumpets and corners in the weeks to come. This horn is a real beauty, and came to us from a recent estate buy. It cleaned up better than expected, and is quite the player, too!  This one, though worn, is in full gold plate with lovely engraving and includes original case, mouthpiece, and gold plated mute. While it’s not in perfect condition and shows a lot of hand wear, it is still very...

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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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