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