So you always hear about that "vintage" sound you get from old trumpets. I have an idea where they are coming from. But what makes it have that "vintage" sound? I bought a Besson Stratford off the net, based on the information i gathered from it, prob was made in the 60s... Comparing it to my other new asian horn, it has a slight "darker" sound to it. You notice it most when you play higher notes.