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Bach's #236 bell was typically used on their D trumpets in their late Mt Vernon days and over time, they started putting these bells on C trumpets, and even made some convertible combination trumpets, including slides for playing in both C and D. This particular 236 is in C, and dates back from some of their earliest days in Elkhart, IN - being completed only a year after their move, meaning it's entirely possible that the parts made for this horn were manufactured in Mt. Vernon, NY. The #236 bell gives a powerful, bright, focused sound, and would likely be best suited for smaller ensembles and brass bands featuring a small trumpet section, or only a single trumpet player.
Cosmetically, this horn is in good shape, but it is showing some signs of use (common for a horn this age). Some spotty lacquer can be seen on the instrument's bell and valve casings, and there is a dent scar near the bell rim (taken out before it arrived here). Otherwise, it doesn't look like this horn had ever been dented anywhere else, or ever needed any soldering work. Our professional brass technician gave this horn a solid cleaning in our ultrasonic tank, and play-tested it after re-lubing the slides and valves.
It's a great horn, and it'll go as quickly as all our early Elkhart horns do! Stop by today to check it out!
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