Bach Stradivarius 190-37 Special Edition
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 37 bell originally appeared in the 1940's, and within a decade, had become the standard Bb trumpet bell for most Bach trumpets. Since then, the 37 bell has maintained its popularity and continues to be an excellent choice for nearly every musical situation. It is characterized by a rich, full sound that is neither too piercing nor too dark, and can blend with nearly any other trumpet.
This trumpet is a limited edition made for Bach's Japanese distributor, Nonaka Boeki, and features a long, New York Bach style receiver, 2-piece valve casings, a Bach Artisan 1st slide hook with stop rod, a commemorative engraving on the bell, and a limited edition stamp on the 2nd valve denoting this was trumpet number 20 out of 200 for this limited edition.
This trumpet is a fantastic player, and is quite similar to the 190-37 "Anniversary" model currently made by Bach. This trumpet has the classic Bach "core" to the sound and plays with ease across all registers. The intonation, mechanics, and playability are all excellent. This trumpet is "New Old Stock", and is in like-new condition.