Looking to sell or trade my recently acquired Getzen Severinsen. It is a very early production with serial number 2427. I just got the horn back from Dick Ackright at Best Instrument Repair in Oakland where the following work was done: -Chem Clean -New Felts and Pads -Polish -Ding Removal (there were no significant dents) -Nub on 2nd Valve Slide Replaced (not original - looks like a gold plated piece from a Bach) -3rd Valve Slide - Ring was permanently affixed. It's the same distance from the valve casing as you'd find on any horn with a non-adjustable ring. Valves are in excellent shape with superb compression. Silver is 99+%. The horn plays great with tremendous intonation. Of course, it really shines in the upper register. If I needed a horn to play lead in a big band or any other "screaming" assignment, this would defintely be my weapon of choice. But what I really need is something that will blend in with the other 4 trumpets in the community band that I just joined. They're all playing Bach Strads and I need something a little darker/heavier. I'm open to anything suitable. Comes with a BRAND NEW ProTec case as seen in the pictures. Also comes with the additional .458 bore tuning slide. Slide show of photos can be seen here: Picasa Web Albums - fannyfoodle - 2010-03-24 Will sell for $575 or comparable trade.