1940's New York Bach

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  1. rwguyker

    rwguyker New Friend

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    At church this Sunday there was a trumpet player who played an obligatto part to the hymn we were singing. He was an older gentleman and sounded really good. After the service I went up to him to chat. I asked to see his horn and he opened his case and brought out a silver plated, made in New York Bach horn that was in great condition. The serial number was 69xx (I don't remember the last two digits) and it was a medium bore size. I checked the Bach site and that serial number fell within the 1945-1950 years. I couldn't believe what I was looking at. He let me hold it for a while and I thought I felt a tear welling up in my eye. I hadn't seen one of these New York Bachs since college (1969). I was going to ask him if he would consider selling it, but it was obvious that he really loved this horn. I never asked. I wanted to share this with you all because these New York Bachs are really special horns which, apparently, hold up quite well when taken care of.
     
  2. TrumpetMD

    TrumpetMD Fortissimo User

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    Great story. Thanks for sharing!

    Mike
     
  3. Comeback

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    Sensitive of you not to ask. Good show! And great story too!
    Jim
     
  4. jiarby

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    Give your ph# to his wife... in case he croaks.
     
  5. Vulgano Brother

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    Sensitive and pragmatic.
     
  6. edfitzvb

    edfitzvb Forte User

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    I hope I never meet you. If my wife got a good enough offer I could come home to find out I need another horn.....

    "Look, honey, I sold your ugly old horn and bought a BRAND NEW horn for $100.00, and it comes with white gloves!"

    Thank you, honey.
     
  7. Ed Lee

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    Well, you best not knock when I now wear white gloves, because it's a funeral where I'm either sounding Taps or am a pall bearer. I wear nitrites when working with a mess. Then I've got my leather lawn work gloves, and my winter warm gloves.
     
  8. edfitzvb

    edfitzvb Forte User

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    Not knocking the gloves, just the horn they come with
     
  9. Buck with a Bach

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    Yeah, white gloves supplied with a new horn is almost always the kiss of death:roll::oops::cool:
     
  10. tobylou8

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    Don't forget the metronome/tuner!!!
     

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