Vintage horn = vintage case

Discussion in 'Vintage Trumpets / Cornets' started by Pat S, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. Pat S

    Pat S Piano User

    Jan 28, 2012
    San Antonio
    One consequence of buying a vintage horn is that you get a vintage case, which is often in pretty lousy shape. I've got two such cases on my hands at present. I like the fact that they "match" the horns, so I'm not anxious to get rid of them and just put the horns in a generic case. How would you go about breaking down and refinishing a case, velvet lining and all?
  2. jiarby

    jiarby Fortissimo User

    May 7, 2011
    Find an uphostery guy... and there are also guys that restore suitcases and steamer trunks.

    It is all mostly do-able, but sometimes needs special stitching equipment... that goes through the leather trim, wood case and all the way inside.
  3. gmonady

    gmonady Utimate User

    Jan 28, 2011
    Dayton, Ohio
    They also sell vintage cases on ebay... just in case.

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