Hello, after some thought I've decided to sell my best horn. I'm also taking trades as well. Please send me a PM or email to [email protected] and we can discuss trades or price there. This is a gorgeous example of Holton's original topest of the line model after WW2. Pros Recent valve alignment. Recently had the horn clear lacquered. Horn never had any dings. Excellent condition. All slides are smooth. Compression moderate. Has a special LIGHTWEIGHT ONE-PIECE GOLD BRASS BELL which is different than the standard one piece gold brass as I was told. Heavy art deco design styling and bracing. Art deco sun beams and buildings engraving on bell. Nickel silver leadpipe. Valves in great shape, good valve construction from factory. Cons Only a few spots of wear on lacquer which is hard to see because I've polished and waxed the worn spots. No case. PICTURES Postimage.org / Holton Model 49 Stratodyne Trumpet 1953 Gold plated Heim #1 mpc NOT included. Asking about 850 for this horn. Good offers are accepted. Will take trades as well. Like I stated above, please PM me here or send an email to [email protected] to discuss trades or price.