The Holy Grail?

Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by miles28, Nov 13, 2010.

  1. miles28

    miles28 New Friend

    Mar 14, 2009
    Just curious, since there seems to be so many ardent fans of many different horn manufacturers, what would you classify each brand's cream of the crop horn in the vintage category? Here's a few of the bigger companies (in no particular order), but feel free to chime in with anyone you can think of:

    1. Martin-
    2. Bach-
    3. King-
    4. Olds-
    5. Conn-
    6. F. Besson-
    7. Yamaha-
    8. Getzen-
    9. Buescher-
    10. Selmer-
    11. ?
  2. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

    Dec 22, 2008
    1. Martin- Committee
    2. Bach-Strad 37
    3. King- Super 20
    4. Olds- Super Recording, Mendez, Ambassador (yea baby)
    5. Conn- Connstellation 38b , 22b if you're REALLY old
    6. F. Besson- 20-20
    7. Yamaha- Too new a maker for me to be vintage HAHA :lol:!
    8. Getzen- Super Deluxe, 900 Eterna including Severinsens
    9. Buescher- Super 400
    10. Selmer-Radial
    11. Blessing- Super Artist ( because Clifford played it)
    12. Bundy - naaaaaaah
    Last edited: Nov 13, 2010
  3. miles28

    miles28 New Friend

    Mar 14, 2009
    Would you say the Martin committee Deluxe engraved large bore would be the holy grail over the standard committee?
  4. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

    Dec 22, 2008
    I would guess so. I have a deluxe, not a LB. Some players are LB "crazy", but word on the street was it had some intonation issues which is why it was not as popular. Chris Botti has changed peoples views of the LB Committee's but from what I understand, he says it is the only one of it's kind and it is an early one so... . Having said that, nobody with the money would turn down a standard Committee.:play:
  5. edfitzvb

    edfitzvb Forte User

    Jun 10, 2008
    Woodlawn, VA
    1. Martin- Committee
    2. Bach- Stradivarius (they DO have other models... 37 Bell is most seen)
    3. King- Old time Silver Flair (made by H.N.White)
    4. Olds- Super Recording
    5. Conn- 1.) Connstellation 2.) Vocabell
    6. F. Besson- Meha
    7. Benge- Claude Gordon Model
    8. Getzen- Severinsen Eterna
    9. Buescher- 400
    10. Selmer- All the French Selmers. I prefer the Radial or K-Modified 25x
    11. Blessing - Super Artist
    12. Rudy Muck - Citation

    Is that enough?
  6. mike ansberry

    mike ansberry Forte User

    Dec 30, 2003
    Clarksville, Tennessee, U
    You'd have to spend over $4000 to find a new trumpet that can outplay my 1966 Olds Recording. And then it won't beat the Recording by all that much.
  7. turtlejimmy

    turtlejimmy Utimate User

    Jun 6, 2010
    Yes!!! My Severinsen made two lists so far.

    :worthy: Doc rocks!

  8. plp

    plp Pianissimo User

    Nov 9, 2003
    South Alabama
    The list for #11 could be a mile long, but those two seem to be the standouts.
  9. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

    Dec 22, 2008
    Rudy over Bundy? c'mon! HAHAROFL
  10. stumac

    stumac Fortissimo User

    Oct 19, 2008
    Flinders Vic Australia
    I have reached my Holy Grail with my Selmers, Radials Bb, C, D, Eb for Orchestra and 24A Balanced and Eclipse MS for Big Band.

    I would love to have a Committee or a Super recording but I have spent enough on horns to see me out.

    Regards, Stuart.

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