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Kenton Scott

Please note: My area is BRASS instruments, not other wind, string or percussion instruments. I will provide information on antique, obscure and out of production BRASS instruments. 1) Please don't ask for evaluations, I'll not provide them on this site. 2) I am often asked very similar questions, so I'd invite you to first check on Much of the information I have garnered about this topic, I have posted on this WEB site.

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2014-09-06 j&c fischer:

That's because you really can't establish anything with a Fischer serial number.  If there is any chronological significance to their serial numbers, no one has been able to decipher it.  The best bet

2014-07-31 Elkhart mellophone:

At one time it was common for Mellophones to come with the capability to tune to a variety of keys.  F, Eb, D, and C  were not unusual.  Some had fewer choices, like F, Eb, and D, F and Eb, or  Eb.   Eb

2014-07-30 Beaufort American Chicago Tombone:

Beaufort instrument line was the Holton Company's initial entrance into the student market.  They were stenciled instruments of lessor quality.  It is generally believed that they were imports, but there

2014-07-01 what is this?:

Pictures can sometimes be deceiving, but this appears to me to be a Couturier conical bore Alto horn.  They are a relatively uncommon horn in that the maker was trying to maximize the amount of conical

2014-06-19 carl fisher cornet:

By visually inspecting the horn, it MAY be possible to make some general determinations of age and possibly the maker.  But there are no records that would allow for the identification of the horn from

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