Kanstul serial number

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  1. Patrizio

    Patrizio Pianissimo User

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    Hello folks,


    I bought a pre-owned Kanstul Burbank 3x+ with 2464 serial number, I would appreciate very much if some of you could help me to find out the year of manufacture.

    Thanks:-)

     
  2. mrsemman

    mrsemman Piano User

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    From what I could gather from tis website. Dating Your Benge, your horn was manufactured around 1951. I could be reading this wrong, but that is what I could tell.
     
  3. Patrizio

    Patrizio Pianissimo User

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    Thanks mrsemman, this is a Burbank which has been made more recently by the Kanstul Factory, the numbering is not that of the Benge.
     
  4. mrsemman

    mrsemman Piano User

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    Burbank? What does it read on the bell? The Benge made a model #3X. Some were made by Kanstul later on, as they did with Besson. The Burbank was usually just a model name.
     
  5. musicalmason

    musicalmason Forte User

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    Zig has been making the "Burbank" line if trumpets for a bunch of years now. They are not Benges, but built in the benge style/design. The only way to date it is to call kanstul. They are usually pretty good about that type of stuff over the phone. Just give them a call.
     
  6. Patrizio

    Patrizio Pianissimo User

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    On the bell you can read:
    The Burbank trumpet custom built by Kanstul musical instruments Fullerton, CA USA
     
  7. Patrizio

    Patrizio Pianissimo User

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    Thanks, I am in Italy, I wrote an email, maybe Jack Kanstul can answer....
     
  8. Jolter

    Jolter Piano User

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    Not that the OP will notice, or care any longer, but I have it on pretty good information that Burbank trumpets with serials beginning 228X and 235X were both sold new in 1991. (I have masked one digit to protect the innocent.)
    I would infer that 2464 would be built shortly thereafter, in 1991 or likely no later than 1992.
     

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