Vintage horn = vintage case

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

  1. Pat S

    Pat S Piano User

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    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

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    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

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    They also sell vintage cases on ebay... just in case.
     

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