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Similar to Conn's popular Cavalier trumpet, these rare Gladiator models were designed to be workhorse instruments for students. This trumpet is a little more compact vertically, and has a slightly smaller bell than H.N. White's average trumpet. This was an attempt to save players some money when shopping for horns for beginning players, and makes this affectionately known as their "peashooter" model. Nowadays, this horn would be an excellent travel/practice horn for a seasoned pro, and would be a great addition to any trumpet collector's fleet.
Trumpets made during the 40's and 50's were made using what some would consider higher quality materials, and by the looks of it, this horn was well-maintained over the course of its life. That being said, it's showing some signs of use and repair, but it has a lot of life left in it! The satin silver finish is in great shape. The only wear in the plating is some early signs of slight wear spots on the valve casings, but the plating still feels smooth to the touch. The bell to receiver brace was also replaced at some point in time before it got here, and the brace is not original, and is raw brass. The front brace also looks to have been re-soldered at some point in time. Beyond that, the only other blemishes are a dent scar on the leadpipe, a couple small nicks on the main tuning slide crook, one on the bell crook, and a pair near the bell engraving. This horn's 2nd valve slide also does not include a pull knob.
This horn includes its original case, and we recommend replacing this case after purchasing. It keeps this horn safe, and both latches work, but it is nearing the end of its life. We can make some recommendations if needed. A gig bag or Torpedo Bag may be most appropriate given the small measurements of this trumpet.
Our professional brass tech did not need to spend much time on this horn to prep it for sale, which speaks to the credit of its previous owner. Only a cleaning in our ultrasonic tank was required. Once it was cleaned and scrubbed, it was polished and play-tested, and now it's ready for you! Come by Horn Stash today to check it out before it disappears!
Stand not included.