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    Benge trumpet but dont know what it is?

    I have this Benge trumpet that was given to me by my father when i was in high school. I havent touched it in about 10 years. i am ready to sell it but i dont know what to ask for it cause i dont know what it is. if anybody could help me i would greatly appreciate it.

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    There are 2 letters on the second valve: CG

    s/n: 29856

    i think its a 78 or 79 model and i think CG means Claude Gordon.



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    Re: Benge trumpet but dont know what it is?

    CG = Claude Gordon.

    You're right.

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    Re: Benge trumpet but dont know what it is?

    Yes, it's a Claude Gordon model Benge. I sold one a while back on Ebay here:

    eBay: 1979 Benge CLAUDE GORDON -CG- Trumpet - GREAT Shape -NR (item 230086445402 end time Feb-10-07 21:17:36 PST)

    In that listing is a copy of an advertisement showing Claude endorsing the Benge. They are really nice playing horns! I also have a Selmer CG which is very similar. I couldn't decide which one to keep so the Benge went.

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    You have a Claude Gordon Benge model. Great horn, very light with a unique bore configuration. You can read about it on Jim Donaldson's Benge info. page. I own one and have grow to enjoy using it. Had it re silvered about 10 years ago and it came back like new except it had a small pin hole in the bell tail. I've since patched this and continue to use it regularly. It takes alot of air support to play but has a great tone. I'd hold on to it if I were you. meauxhorn

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    The Benge Claude Gordon is a awesome horn. I've been playing one since 1983 and I love it. I had it cutomized slightly by Ted Weir in Pittsburgh, PA. They are a large bore (.464) horn so yes...they take lots of air and control. The intonation is excellent in all registers and it has a big "fat" sound which I enjoy. I'll never get rid of my CG...no matter what!

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    Re: Benge trumpet but dont know what it is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gregert View Post
    The Benge Claude Gordon is a awesome horn. I've been playing one since 1983 and I love it. I had it cutomized slightly by Ted Weir in Pittsburgh, PA. They are a large bore (.464) horn so yes...they take lots of air and control. The intonation is excellent in all registers and it has a big "fat" sound which I enjoy. I'll never get rid of my CG...no matter what!

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    I'm with you on that one...I just bought a MINT CG Benge Los Angeles model (1979?) and it is truly a great trumpet...I also have about 20 other horns from Bundys to custom-made Harrelsons but I think I have now found my best-playing and most versatile trumpet!

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    Re: Benge trumpet but dont know what it is?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gregert View Post
    The Benge Claude Gordon is a awesome horn. I've been playing one since 1983 and I love it. I had it cutomized slightly by Ted Weir in Pittsburgh, PA. They are a large bore (.464) horn so yes...they take lots of air and control. The intonation is excellent in all registers and it has a big "fat" sound which I enjoy. I'll never get rid of my CG...no matter what!

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Actually, I think the CGs are .468. The MLP (3x+) are .464....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigtiny View Post
    Actually, I think the CGs are .468. The MLP (3x+) are .464....

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    Re: Benge trumpet but dont know what it is?

    do you still have the horn and are you still wanting to sell?

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