1972 Bach Stradivarius

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by tjer52, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. Dale Proctor

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    Well, that's not true, but I understand why you're upset. For that price, there was probably something wrong with it, especially knowing the prices they ask for horns on that site. I believe the majority of folks on this forum are pretty honest and thoughtful.
     
  2. tobylou8

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    You can trust me! I'm not a Bach guy and I agree with Dale on a possible problem. WAAAAAAYYY overpriced IMO!! Don't need to bookmark that site!
     
  3. Peter McNeill

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    It just was not meant to be yours, and I always think these things happen for a reason. Keep looking, BTW in my opinion it was reasonable if in good shape. But there's plenty around to keep looking, and more bargains to be had.

    Bach Strads keep their value pretty well. In 1972, it probably cost about $800. so good value retnetion, and for a reason.

    BTW I believe the people on this forum are reasonable, but you need to jump if you're interested, and don't advertise bargains - that is not really smart. There are many readers looking.
    Good luck.
     
  4. jiarby

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    My '77 model 37 cost $750 when it was new from Brook Mays in Dallas. I'll bet they were $550 or so in `72
     
  5. coolerdave

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    I bought my first Strad brand new in 1973 a 43* ... $345 with the case...
    Honestly I don't think anyone who talks to you here would do that ... now perhaps a troll saw it but no one here. You will be able to find another one in that price range... where are you located?
     
  6. jiarby

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    I know of a model 37 silver 70's strad for sale... $850. A local seller.
     
  7. Peter McNeill

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    I suppose that's a curency thing. I bought a couple of trumpets in the mid 70s in Australia, and they were closer to $800. But probably import taxes etc, bought in Brisbane Australia. Anyway, shows that Strads have excellent retention of value, in fact they are a good investment.
     
  8. coolerdave

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    I bought a MT Vernon in '76 for $325 .. I wasn't high honest
     
  9. johnny ray

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    Sorry you missed out on it, but you can always find a Strad somewhere. Just keep looking for the one that you think you will like. Good luck.

    JR
     
  10. Buck with a Bach

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    Keep looking, you'll find one. My Strad, in around '76 0r '77 ran me around $625, IIRC. As a LB, it was a rare find then, and still are now. When I got back into playing, almost three years now, a comparable horn was going for around $1500 to $1800, assuming mine was kept up. Which of course, I'm pretty careful with my horns. Pretty good return/appreciation:oops:
     

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