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What’s on My Bench? Conn 62H Trombone

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What’s on My Bench? Conn 62H Trombone

Today’s awesome horn is a Conn 62H trombone, and it was a lot of fun to work on! Serial number dates this one at 1970, and it still has a lot of years of play time left in it. This is a very unusual horn in that the main tuning mechanism is in the handslide instead of the bell. It was stuck and had a small dent, so I had some delicate work to do. It came out beautifully with no issues, so the tuning mechanism works smoothly and the handslide does as well. Someone had painted the rotor caps...

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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? 1967 Getzen Eterna Severinson Model Trumpet

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What's on My Bench? 1967 Getzen Eterna Severinson Model Trumpet

Today’s horn may not be much to look at, but it sure is an awesome player! This is a 1967 Getzen Eterna Severinson Model, and if you’re a trumpet player, you probably know a bunch of people that really love these horns.  They are light and responsive, with those fast Getzen valves that survive so well over the years; this is a great horn for Jazz and Commercial playing. This horn has a lot of wear to the lacquer finish, but it’s in great shape otherwise and has lots of years of playing left in it. Love it as is, get...

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Things We Find in Cases: Buffet Valve Oil!

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Things We Find in Cases: Buffet Valve Oil!

Today’s finds are pretty awesome, from the case of an old Reynolds cornet that you’ll see soon. I bet you never knew Buffet sold valve oil, did you?? Well, it’s because they actually also made trumpets for a short time! I actually have one that I found recently, and before you ask - no, it is NOT for sale! They are rare enough that I thought you all might like to see it, though! There’s not a lot of info out there on these horns, but this one sure is a nice player! Heavy horn with a big wide grip,...

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What's on My Bench? King Silver Tone Artist Bore Trumpet

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What's on My Bench? King Silver Tone Artist Bore Trumpet

Lately I’ve been super busy taking care of our latest big shipment, but I’ve managed to get a few awesome vintage horns taken care of as well. This King Silver Tone has been my favorite of the week - not only is it beautiful to look at, but it’s a really nice player as well. So nice, in fact, that I need to walk away from it before I start to feel like I need it! The larger bore makes it feel very much like a modern instrument, so it’s super comfortable to play. This horn is in really fantastic...

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