interesting Martin Committee Listing

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  1. paulchops

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    I dont use the forums very much and dont know traffic patterns, so this same post is on the trumpet herald. I apologize if this is perhaps considered "double posting"

    I own a couple Martin Committees, including the illusive Large Bore.

    I happened to see this Ebay listing and am puzzled why such a beat up horn is bidding rather high? Yes, I know the general value, etc. etc. and know that any horn can be brought back, but this horn seems much higher than it should...

    1950's Martin Committee Model Trumpet | eBay

    It does not have a # 3 large bore marking (has no marking at all, usually meaning the "standard" # 2).

    Is there some some other secret tell tale sign that this horn is somewhat special?

    Paul
     
  2. gmonady

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    Is the phrase... there is a sucker born every minute... a worthy answer to your question?

    I agree that this would be a risky purchase, especially with just posting the limited pic of the horn. Makes you kinda wonder what the rest of the horn looks like.
     
  3. codyb226

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    Yeah, ummm Gary? There are 14 pictures of the horn. Scroll down.

    I bet this horn goes for under 1K.
     
  4. shooter

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    Oh man!!! I'm rolling in the floor laughing!! Literally!! "Looks like a gorilla tried to remove the mouthpiece...."
     
  5. codyb226

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    It is a Commitee, I cried....
     
  6. gmonady

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    Ouch! The lower pics were not in my original window, and I have been use seeing pics just below the sentinel picture used for the horn post on Ebay. Wow, the seller should be arrested. Isn't it a felony to do this to a Committee? Maybe the seller is planning on using what he gets from the horn to post bail.

    At least the case looks pretty good.
     
  7. Chuck Cox

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    I'm estimating $300 to have the Committee in good straight condition with lacquer stripped and polished real pretty. The sticky part would be brazing the cracked leadpipe. I would have it repaired by Larry Mizzel in MD. $700 is way too high a price to pay. I bet the buyer is going to part it out. He can keep that case too. Good deal for $300 to $400 for me.
     
  8. patkins

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    It is definitely a parts horn only. Although the great restorationist could repair it. I wouldn't be interested.
     
  9. tobylou8

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    Already at $800+ :shock::shock: and 5hrs to go!!
     
  10. gmonady

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    Just to show you the saying, "There's a [mouthpiece] sucker born every minute" is true.
     

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