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Things We Find in Cases: Musical Memories

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Things We Find in Cases: Musical Memories

In this particular instance there is no case for the instrument, but this horn came with something very sweet. This is a Martin flugelhorn from 1919, and it is in quite good shape for its age! It has lovely engraving, including USMC, showing that it was originally a U S Marine Corps horn. As a retired Navy musician, I have a lot of Marine musician friends - they do some fabulous work, and it was fun when we got to work together. Unfortunately, we don’t know how this horn plays because it’s missing its main tuning slide, but we do...

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What's on My Bench? 1921 Conn 20A Flugelhorn

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What's on My Bench? 1921 Conn 20A Flugelhorn

Today’s feature is a real gem - a gold plated, presentation engraved Conn 20A! I actually finished up this little guy last week, but had to make sure I posted about it! It took me a bit to figure out what it was because I had never seen one in person, and its tiny size fooled me at first. As you can see in the photo, it’s about the same size as a cornet! The biggest differences are the tunable mouthpipe and larger bell throat. It takes a cornet shank mouthpiece, and though the included mouthpiece is long shank, it...

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