Bach Mt. Vernon 43 1962
The Bach Stradivarius has been heralded as one of the finest professional trumpets for roughly 100 years. Vincent Bach combined his talents as an engineer and trumpet virtuoso to improve historic trumpet designs and create instruments with an unmatched sound. Bach's trumpets have been played by some of the best trumpet players of the past century, most notably the legendary Chicago Symphony Orchestra section led by Bud Herseth. The 43 bell originally appeared in the early 1950's, and within a decade, had become one of the most popular ML bore Bach trumpet bells along with the 37. Since then, the 43 bell has maintained its popularity and continues to be an excellent choice for a wide variety of genres. It is characterized by a rich, full sound that is neither too piercing nor too dark, and can blend with a section, or project as a solo voice.
This trumpet is in excellent condition for its age, and appears to be all original. This trumpet is primarily raw brass, with some lacquer on the valve block and leadpipe. The leadpipe has some lacquer loss, but does not appear to have any red rot. The valves are in great shape with strong compression.
The valves are in great shape, with solid compression. Slide action is also fast and smooth. This trumpet plays with a warm, broad sound, and has the versatility and richness of sound that vintage Bachs are known for. This trumpet would be equally at home in a symphonic band and recording studio.