mystery trumpet?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by steve baldwin, May 22, 2008.

  1. steve baldwin

    steve baldwin New Friend

    May 19, 2008
    ottawa, ont, canada
    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.
  2. screamingmorris

    screamingmorris Mezzo Forte User

    Apr 4, 2007
    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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