mystery trumpet?

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  1. steve baldwin

    steve baldwin New Friend

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    does anyone have an idea on how i can find any info on the year of my trumpet? bundy selmer bach usa, ser # 864623 ml.
    thanx.
     
  2. screamingmorris

    screamingmorris Mezzo Forte User

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    According to
    Lars Kirmser's Music Trader - Buescher / Bundy Serial Number List
    your trumpet would be from about 1982-1983

    I remember reading that Bundy trumpets have a different serial number list than other Bach trumpets, and that list would seem to confirm it.

    But you might run into a problem that I have encountered:
    The companies that bought out the original Conn and Olds companies re-used old serial numbers so that there are newer instruments that have serial numbers exactly like those of older instruments.
    I recently bid on an Olds cornet thinking that it was a 1964 model because it had a 1964 serial number.
    Turns out it was a much newer model that was re-using that old 1964 serial number.
    The are also Conn instruments from the last 10 years that re-use serial numbers from 50 years ago.
    I don't know if the people that make Bundy trumpets are in the habit of re-using serial numbers.
    If they don't, then that serial number list is trustworthy and your instrument is from 1982-1983.

    - Morris
     

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