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Gene Ramsay

PLEASE read my instructions to you as a questioner about horns and value, etc. Most of those answers can be found at

I feel confident to answer all questions regarding trumpet and brass performing, practice techniques, and equipment inquiries. We never stop being "students" in music as we strive to grow technically and musically over our lifetime. Music is something that truly individualizes people and I would treat every question based on the individual asking the question.

Thomas Krueger

I can answer your questions about Buescher trumpets and cornets. I have been playing Buescher for 35 years and collecting for 7.

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2016-09-29 coronet:

Your Buescher Model 275 "The 400" was made near the beginning of 1949. If the case has the cream exterior and the pinkish leather trim, it is quite rare, but this does not affect the value.    The "rusted"

2016-09-25 Trumpet:

Your Buescher Aristocrat is B-flat. It was made in Elhkart Indiana but it's unclear whether it was made in the old Buescher plant or in the Selmer plant.     As for when, mid-to-late 1960s is the best

2016-08-18 Trumpet age and value:

That particular trumpet was made some few years ago in China and sold for a discount. Compared to the classic instruments from the thirties through the 70s, it has about no value. You might get $50 for

2016-08-16 Henri Selmer Paris Silver Trumpet:

I bet tha's a lovely horn to play and I hope you keep it!    A little background on the numbers you're seeing.    The French would assemble valve blocks in batches, and would number valve casings in sequence

2016-08-05 VEGA TRUMPET:

Vega trumpet have their enthusiasts, and more for their cornets.    You can treat this horn like any modern horn, with the same caveats for the younger readers, keep the felts out of the soapy water!

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