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    Getzen serial numbers/production dates

    Do any of you folks know of a site which lists the production dates for Getzen instruments by serial number? The horn in question is a Getzen Eterna flugelhorn, probably manufactured in 1969-70. It's a very nice horn, by the way. Thanks!

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    Re: Getzen serial numbers/production dates

    Just email the serial number to Mary here and she can tell you. Her email is maryrima@getzen.com

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    Re: Getzen serial numbers/production dates

    Thanks Brett. By the way, I really enjoy the horn; it's very responsive, with a beautiful sound. It sat idle for over 30 years and looks brand new. Best regards.

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    Re: Getzen serial numbers/production dates

    Quote Originally Posted by C130guy View Post
    Do any of you folks know of a site which lists the production dates for Getzen instruments by serial number? The horn in question is a Getzen Eterna flugelhorn, probably manufactured in 1969-70. It's a very nice horn, by the way. Thanks!
    You need to determine the model number in order to date your Getzen by serial number. Unlike most brass makers, Getzen uses a different serial number series for each model.”
    - quoted from
    http://209.85.165.104/search?q=cache:-NECN_to60cJ:www.oriscus.com/mi/qa/brass.asp+Getzen+trumpet+serial+numbers&hl=en&ct=c lnk&cd=4&gl=us

    “The age of any instrument manufactured after 1963 can be easily dated using the serial number. However, instruments produced prior to 1963 cannot be dated. This is because of a devastating fire at the factory which destroyed all of the company's production records. For these instruments the only option is an educated guess at a possible manufacture date. This guess can usually narrow things down to within a few years.”
    - quoted from
    http://www.getzen.com/faq/

    “Coming Soon..

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    Re: Getzen serial numbers/production dates

    I know this is quite an old thread, but I am a newbie - see if this helps anyone. I found Getzen serial numbers, from 1964 to 1992 at Getzen Serial Numbers.
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    Weril EP4071 Pocket
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    Boosey & Hawkes Eb Tenor Horn

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    Re: Getzen serial numbers/production dates

    Thank you Ted,

    that was very useful...

    k

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    Re: Getzen serial numbers/production dates

    G'day Kevin, big gap between our posts - but I'm pleased to have been some use. Cheers.
    Ted
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    Getzen Eterna Classic 900
    Weril EP4071 Pocket
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    Boosey & Hawkes Regent MkII
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