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    Beacon Musical Company

    Sent : Tuesday, May 17, 2005 10:49 AM
    To : technical@newyorktrumpetcompany.com
    Subject : Enquiry From New York Trumpet Company Website


    To whom it may concern,
    I have found a trumpet from the Beacon Musical Instrument Co. Boston Ma. I cannot find any information anywhere, as the company seems to have gone out of business. The trumpet is in a velvet case the original, the instrument itself if in very good shape as it has been in the case for years, the valves and slides work, but as I stated I can't find any information on the piece. Any info you can give me would be greatly appreciated, thank you for your time.

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    Any ideas, guys?

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    Re: Beacon Musical Company

    I just acquired a Beacon trumpet, Boston MA because I was told they were made by Getzen. Mine looks like a Getzen 90 minus the art deco cladding. Anyone have any thoughts or info?
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    Re: Beacon Musical Company

    It will be hard to determine exactly what stencils Getzen may have made in the past. Their records were destroyed in a fire back in 1963, I think.
    Maybe you could post some photos from a site like photobucket, Flicr, etc?
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    Re: Beacon Musical Company

    I've learned that Beacon was a large music store somewhere in New England and Getzen made their horns for several years up to about 1975 or so. My horn is a cross of the Deluxe 90 and the Elkhorn 290 and plays similar to the 90 and still have the durable Getzen valves.
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