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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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I first started playing my grandfather's Buescher 400 trumpet in 1975. Since then I have done a lot of research, including original catalogs and advertisements that I own, correspondence with other Buescher owners, and obtaining my own Buescher collection, including six trumpets and three cornets.


I am a technical writer with 15 years experience. I have also been playing trumpet since 1975 and collecting Buescher for the past 7 years.

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2017-04-02 trumpet mfgg. approx date:

Sounds like a European marque... and the sad answer is that there is no way of knowing by this information.    If you can attach some photographs, I can give you an estimate based on design.    Sorry I

2017-03-25 Solbron Trumpet inquiry:

Exact identification is difficult unless you can find a Boosey catalog.    Boosey merged with Hawkes in 1930, so it was made before that. The style is post-war, so let's say it was made in the late 1920

2017-02-06 Getzen Proteus trumpet:

I can't realy give you an exact number. You might start with half of what the current retail cost is, and then look at completed eBay auctions for selling prices, comparing the condition of your horn to

2016-12-03 cornet:

Noblet brass instruments are very rare sp giving you a value is nearly impossible... but it's not worthless by any means.    The 7, 8, 9 on the valves are sequence numbers. French practice is to make 33

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"


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