Howdy everyone, this is my first post here. I played trumpet as a kid, but it has been a long time so please forgive my ignorance when it comes to specifics and vintage horns.
Awhile back I acquired this unique '70s era silver Getzen Severinsen trumpet, and I am now thinking about selling it. From looking on Ebay and on forums such as this, I think I have a rough idea of what these horns can go for. This horn has obviously had some interesting personalizations/modifications done, however, and I'm not sure how they will affect the value. If anyone has an opinion or more info on these mods I would be interested in hearing them. I've never seen a trumpet with a shockmount before...
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Overall it is in very good condition for its age. There's one shallow ding on the bottom of the elbow that I couldn't get to show in the pictures, and another more prominent ding on the bell tube that you can see in the photos. The bell is in excellent condition, finish wise and I can't see any dings. There are a few small wear spots in the finish along the lead pipe. The main tuning slide and the second valve slide feel a bit stuck, and I didn't want to yank on them very hard. The 1st and 3rd valve slides are moving very easily, as are the valves. The brace with the interesting inlaid wood oval appears to have been moved back towards the mouthpiece from the tuning slide. The S brace near the bell has been removed, and a shockmount ring with 4 rubber feet has been soldered onto the side of the 3rd valve. The 1st valve slide sports a small turquoise colored sphere. The valve caps have pretty inlays with mother of pearl suns inside some green (not sure what material) rays-- though the very thin mother of pearl veneer on the second valve has about a 1/3rd worn off revealing what looks like wood underneath. You can't feel any difference at the finger tip though.
I'm not sure if the case is original. It does have locking latches and it has the keys. Comes with a Vincent Bach 10.5 C mouthpiece.
I would be really happy to get $600 for it, though I am open to offers/suggestions as to the price. $30 shipping in the CONUS only. Please send me a PM if interested (hopefully new members can utilize these right away..). Thanks!!