i give up.....
Don't give up!
Didi you see this?
http://www.trumpetmaster.com/vb/f136...tml#post423157 (Trumpets in action movies)
If you can not stand up as a good role model, please sit down!
Chicago Custom X-Lead
Custom Gansch Style
Ok! I did it! Martin Trumpet! Serial #179xx. Was This made in 1919? It is in rough shape, can it play again? The valves seem pretty good!
I don't know anything about this model but in general, any horn can be made to play again. It is simply a matter of the cost vs the perceived result (either as a player, a collectible, or as a nostalgic item). There are many good shops mentioned on this forum that can certainly turn it into a showpiece for you. Whether it will be a good player depends on whether it was one when it was new - some never were good players.
Good luck. We'll be interested in the outcome.
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Hello! Thank you for the responses! So, in general the horn is all there. There is no damage to the leaderpipe and the valves work really good ( I was actually amazed as it has sat for about 25 years in my mothers closet). Does anyone know if this is a student or professional model? I was thinking professional just because of the cool engraving! And does it have a model name, is it a committee? Also, does anyone know approximately how much it would cost to have a good repair person restore this horn? Thanks again, Livingston.
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