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    H & A Selmer Horns

    Mother says I can buy a cornet. :) yay.

    I want a modest horn to repair and have fun that is under 100 bucks so I go on ebay and try to look for junk or beaten up Strads.

    I find a H & A Selmer Bundy cornet and this is one is NOT the Bundy I know. It looks more posh and much more intermediate to low pro-line horn. Looks like a nice player as well...... May grab this up. The valve block is so pretty, looks like a Bach Strad valve block....

    Anyone got info on H & A Selmer Bundy horns? I believe this is a French-made horn, before Bach designed those horrible stuffy Bundy in the States.....

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    Re: H & A Selmer Horns

    That's a nice Blessing Standard there
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    Re: H & A Selmer Horns

    Maybe its a two tone valve block pre-war Blessing...

    Maybe should just buy a Holton resotone...
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    Re: H & A Selmer Horns

    Quote Originally Posted by BrassBandMajor View Post
    Maybe its a two tone valve block pre-war Blessing...

    Maybe should just buy a Holton resotone...
    For no discernible reason, Blessing Standard stencils may have nickel upper casings; I've seen plenty of Bundys, Franklins, etc. with them but no other features putting them closer to the Artist model. The bracing is sometimes a U-shaped brace as well; these are good instruments though I find the copper-belled versions [like the Franklins] a bit more open.
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    Re: H & A Selmer Horns

    Unless it happens to have been made in the hidden factory in Elkhart, France, it's still a stinking Bundy.
    Vintage Olds and Reynolds and Selmers, yes sir, yes sir, two gazoos full.

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    Re: H & A Selmer Horns

    Quote Originally Posted by BrassBandMajor View Post
    Maybe should just buy a Holton resotone...
    Since a pile of Strad parts would be still way out of your budget, that sounds like a good idea. Now finding a horn that was only built for two years, that is in rough shape, and which is priced in your bracket because few have heard of it, may take some time. I think it's been a couple years since I saw one on the Bay - got it for about $100 and made minor repairs to make playable. A mid-to-advanced horn at a parts price, not a bad plan. Now you just have to be either patient, or lucky.
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    Re: H & A Selmer Horns

    I've got a nicely beat-up modern Buescher Aristocrat cornet lying about that needs some TLC (water key axle missing, a few braces loose) but is a nice player (valves are ok). I can let you have that for free (+ postage).


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    Re: H & A Selmer Horns

    Quote Originally Posted by barliman2001 View Post
    I've got a nicely beat-up modern Buescher Aristocrat cornet lying about that needs some TLC (water key axle missing, a few braces loose) but is a nice player (valves are ok). I can let you have that for free (+ postage).
    How much for postage?
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    Re: H & A Selmer Horns

    Around € 40, I guess.


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    Re: H & A Selmer Horns

    Apparently I play a Bundy! And quite honestly it is a very nice cornet that stacks up well against the ycr2xxx or the c6xx. Not to mention it is shorter than those two as well. Don't buy a nice horn to kill it! Find an old NP cornet and bring it back from the grave. Lots of those have been played to death and come up cheap fairly often
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