Getzen serial numbers/production dates

Discussion in 'Horns' started by C130guy, May 22, 2007.

  1. C130guy

    C130guy New Friend

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    Do any of you folks know of a site which lists the production dates for Getzen instruments by serial number? The horn in question is a Getzen Eterna flugelhorn, probably manufactured in 1969-70. It's a very nice horn, by the way. Thanks!
     
  2. C130guy

    C130guy New Friend

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    Thanks Brett. By the way, I really enjoy the horn; it's very responsive, with a beautiful sound. It sat idle for over 30 years and looks brand new. Best regards.
     
  3. screamingmorris

    screamingmorris Mezzo Forte User

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    You need to determine the model number in order to date your Getzen by serial number. Unlike most brass makers, Getzen uses a different serial number series for each model.â€
    - quoted from
    http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:-NECN_to60cJ:www.oriscus.com/mi/qa/brass.asp+Getzen+trumpet+serial+numbers&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=4&gl=us

    “The age of any instrument manufactured after 1963 can be easily dated using the serial number. However, instruments produced prior to 1963 cannot be dated. This is because of a devastating fire at the factory which destroyed all of the company's production records. For these instruments the only option is an educated guess at a possible manufacture date. This guess can usually narrow things down to within a few years.â€
    - quoted from
    http://www.getzen.com/faq/

    “Coming Soon..

    Serial Numbers Listingâ€

    - quoted from
    http://www.getzen.com/inside/
     
  4. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

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    I know this is quite an old thread, but I am a newbie - see if this helps anyone. I found Getzen serial numbers, from 1964 to 1992 at Getzen Serial Numbers.
     
  5. Kevin Cameron

    Kevin Cameron New Friend

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    Thank you Ted,

    that was very useful...

    k
     
  6. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

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    G'day Kevin, big gap between our posts - but I'm pleased to have been some use. Cheers.
     

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