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We specialize in antique flutes & piccolos, antique clarinets, as well as simple system and more modern woodwind instruments. Feel free to ask and if we cannot assist you we have several knowledgeable buddies that we can consult with to point you to the right direction. We can provide estimates on value, repair services, repair quotes for restoration(s), as well as offering consignment services to those in need. *Depending on the amount of time needed to determine an accurate real-time value of your musical instrument, we may encourage a small donation (generally about $5) for our time to do research for you. Donations will be distributed to our team member who contributed the information that was beneficial to you directly.

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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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2016-02-05 Varsity USA trunoet:

Phil does what he can.    If it were a Cleveland, I'd think it might be in that range.  But, the O sometimes is associated with the Pan American Cavalier line, but the Cavalier was instituted in 1931.

2016-02-04 Varsity USA trunoet:

The Varsity was a student line sold by Holton before they started making their own Collegiate line in 1929.  They also sold imports of Beaufort and Pertin.  But there is some information that seems to

2016-01-03 Couesnon Instrument:

I don't have an answer on the letters engraved on it.      The pitch of the bugle is determined by the length of the tubing.  It doesn't really matter how the tubing is wrapped.  If you measure the length

2016-01-03 Couesnon Instrument:

About all that can be determined is that it is a bugle. It appears to be a low bugle.  Soprano bugles are typically in G, and this one would also be in G, but an octave below.  It is difficult to tell

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