Spotted this earlier when first listed...and didn't sell. The owner relisted, I was interested in trying my hand at buying it and seeing if I could make it work....so messaged the seller.
Here's the ad...still current...
Trumpet for Parts | eBay
Here's what I messaged him:
Hello, I saw and watched this the first time it was listed...I am curious about what exactly didn't work out? Intonation squirrely? I am selling a trumpet soon, and would be interested in driving up from Salisbury to actually try it out. I'm pretty adventurous and curious about these things, and have wanted to try my own hand at making a tuneable bell, and it looks like a good start to me.
If it does not sell this time around, please give me a chance before relisting at a too low price for what it's worth. If it can possibly be massaged to function, I'd like a shot at it.
My cell phone is 704-245-5138.
Here's the response:
The instrument is being sold for parts and I am not interested in having any further interaction with you.
Please don't bother again.
What the heck?