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This Bach 843 Valve Trombone was the predecessor to their current V16 model, and it would seem that the biggest different between those two models would be the bell section. The 843 features a 2-piece bell, putting it more in the intermediate category. But a Bach is a Bach, right? So this valve trombone would be suitable for anyone who wants the reliability and response of a quality Bach instrument. It's got a tight 0.485" bore, and uses a small-shank mouthpiece, so this horn could work well for most trumpet players who are looking to double, as well.
Generally speaking, this horn is in good shape. It's showing some wear in a few spots from use and repair over time, but no visible blemishes impact this instrument's playability. There are some spots in the lacquer on the main tuning slide crook (slide section), and also on the bell crook. The slide section's bell receiver may have been removed or replaced at one point as well, as this piece looks to be unlacquered brass. Players will also notice some scratches on the underside of the 3rd valve tuning slide, as well as on the underside of the main tuning slide. About 98% of this horn's lacquer is still intact, with just a few spots here and there starting to show wear.
Our professional brass technician cleaned this horn in our ultrasonic tank, and re-lubed everything during assembly. It's been play-tested, and it's ready and waiting for you! Stop by Horn Stash today to check it out!