Need model of my trumpet to market for sale

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  1. CMc

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    We have a 4 year old trumpet that has only seen 2 years of use. It is a Stradivarius Bach SN# 656509 Omega step up trumpet. It is silver plated with what appears to be brass and mother of pearl accents. It has a decorative etching on the bell also. I was wondering if you could tell me anything else about this trumpet as I am going to market it for sale. Also what site would you recommend to market this instrument. Thanks for helping me with these questions.:shock:
     
  2. BinaryHulledIon

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    The model name should be inscribed on the mouthpiece receiver. Something along the lines of "TR 300."
     
  3. Ed Lee

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    A pre-owned Bach Stradivarius - Omega trumpet w/case just sold 22 Jan 2013 on E-bay for $213.25. From what I can discern, they are an intermediate instrument reputed to have a Stradivarius valve block, but the tubing is less quality than a professional Stradivarius instrument. IMO an intermediate instrument quickly becomes student quality much more rapidly than a professional instrument. You say your instrument is 4 years old which I assume only that you purchased it 4 years ago, and that it was played only initially for 2 years of that time, and for 2 years it was in storage. Again IMO, the 2 years it was in storage were more of a detriment than the 2 years it was played. Too, I consider anything sold at auction to be a risk with about a 50% gambing hype in value vis I think the horn on E-bay may have been worth 50% less than what it sold for.
     
  4. whyit

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    Thats impossible, because you would need a half cent.
     
  5. BinaryHulledIon

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    If only there were some mathematical method of representing a numerical result at a lower decimal point, resulting in a number that's not quite as accurate but nonetheless adequate for supplying the required level of precision resulting in a no more than .005 points of variance.

    I think there's a solution around here somewhere...
     
  6. Ed Lee

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    Not impossible ... just improbable whereas the U.S. did mint a half cent coin, which if it were now on the numismatic market I believe would be worth more than this Bach Omega instrument. Still, trade in the U.S. is calculated in mills (one tenth of a cent) ... you see it every day at the gas pumps and in the assesment and calculation of your property tax bill ... 5 mills = a half cent. Durn copper coin was bigger than a current 25 cent quarter coin and heavier. Still, a "half-cent" coin, as it was designated would still have that face value in common trade today, but I'm not a fool to spend it that way. I've now 2 new dollar coins in my pocket, which I'll trade both for a half-cent coin.
     
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