Hi there. As a new member I could do with some advice on an old instrument and whether it may be worth getting repaired.
I have recently decided to take up the trumpet, a bit strange for a drummer/guitarist perhaps but I fancied a change.
I have an old silver coloured Selmer Nat Gonella Special which used to belong to an old brass tutor I used to know. It has a serial number of 1460 and the word balanced' on the middle valve followed by the letters AB. The pinky ring is missing and I think the valves might need looking at (they move quite freely but it sounds quite 'breathy' when played).
Any info on this instrument would be great, I have looked on the internet but am a bit lost.