Minerva trumpet

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  1. barliman2001

    barliman2001 Fortissimo User

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    I think we can all be agreed that this is NOT a Bach Minerva - nothing fits in. Stencil most probably, and an old stencil at that - sentimental value, yes, but nothing special. IMHO, your money would be better spent on something more modern for your son (unless he has developed an attachment to this particular horn). Look for a good Olds Ambassador, or if you want to buy new, a student model Yamaha or Jupiter will do fine for quite a number of years. Or even, if you want to make sure your son has an instrument to last a lifetime, go for a Stomvi Forte.
    (that's not to say that Yammies or Jups don't last as long; just that the Stomvi Forte would have some advantage over a student Yammie or Jup so that he could contentedly play it a lifetime unless he became a professional trumpet player).
     
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    I'd say that the $27.50 CAD winning bid for the whole package explains everything.
     
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    N1684T Mezzo Forte User

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    Whats a TSO alert? I googled it, no help;) Now i know what a Bach Minerva is at least;)
     
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    Sorry for small print. Hit something wrong.

    Whats a TSO Alert? I googled it, no help. Now i know what a Bach Minerva is at least;)
     
  6. J. Jericho

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    Trumpet Shaped Object
     
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    Thanks!
     
  8. Brassman64

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    The Minerva was made at Mt Vernon it would be on the script with the bell model and the bore code and Mt Vernon stamp on the second valve.
     
  9. ConnDirectorFan

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    Looks like an East German Weltklang stencil; not the worst horns ever but not the best [and not always consistent]
     
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  10. Brassman64

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    If it was a Chinese stencil it would be a MENIRVA
     

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