Bach Stradivarius 229 1980
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 as a trumpet virtuoso to improve historic trumpet designs and create innovative instruments that had an unmatched sound and excellent intonation. 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 229 bell originally appeared in the 1940's, and within a decade, had become the standard C trumpet bell for Bach trumpets. Since then, the 229 bell has maintained its popularity and continues to be an excellent choice for an orchestral C trumpet. Its sound is characterized by a brilliant, full timbre that is neither too piercing nor too dark.
This particular instrument dates to 1980, and is in exceptional shape for its age. This is a one-owner instrument which was maintained meticulously for its whole life. This instrument shows no signs of repair, damage, or modification, and is as close to mint as imaginable for a 40-year-old trumpet. This trumpet plays with the characteristic orchestral sound that vintage Bachs are known for. The valves are fast, smooth, and have excellent compression, and the slide action is glassy smooth. This trumpet has a 25H "Herseth" pipe, for the classic Bach sound and feel.
Don't miss out on a fantastic C trumpet and a pristine example of one of the best designs in trumpet history!