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Beverly Music Company

Bach Stradivarius 43

Regular price $1,600.00 USD
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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 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 nearly any other trumpet. 

 

This particular instrument is from 2004, predating the strike at the Bach factory by roughly 2 years. This trumpet has recently received a full service refurbishment by Beverly Music, including a full solder disassembly, silver plate strip, removal of dents, tension-free reassembly, slide alignment, and a light hand polish. This trumpet is finished in raw brass. Our goal when doing major overhauls on trumpets is to preserve as much of the original metal as possible, so there may be a few minor imperfections visible in the finish.

 

The valves are in great shape, with solid compression and fast slide action. This trumpet plays with a warm, broad sound, and has the versatility that Bachs are known for. This trumpet would be equally at home in a symphonic band and recording studio.