Selmer Paris 24B K-Modified
This Selmer Paris 24B is a blast from the past. One of the finest trumpets money could buy (and one of the most expensive) in it's day, the Selmer Paris K-Modified is an all-time classic. From the iconic "C" Shaped pinky hook to the art-deco valve block, these horns had style like no other. Selmer starting making trumpets in 1932 after acquiring the Millereau Paris factory. Their early designs included the Grand Prix model (similar to an F. Besson) and the balanced model made famous by Louis Armstrong. A few years later, they enlisted the help of Keith Ecker to design a trumpet for American musicians, and one that would accept American trumpet mouthpiece tapers. Thus, the K-Modified Selmer was born.
These trumpets are a product of their time, and have a tone that is incredibly rich and powerful. The valves were built using Selmer's patented design, which involved inserting a liner into the piston casing after it has been brazed together, so that the inner sleeve was harder than the annealed casing, making it a smoother and more durable surface for the nickel-plated piston to slide against. The inner tubes and leadpipe are made from nickel-silver, a corrosion resistant alloy, meaning this horn will never get red rot in the leadpipe or inner slides. The rest of the trumpet features some great art-deco inspired ferrules and braces, which really set this instrument apart.
Overall, condition is exceptional. The lacquer is original, and shows hardly any wear. The engraving is still quite sharp and in excellent condition. The 1st slide trigger is original, and both the 1st and 3rd slide have quick, fast action. The pistons are in great shape and have fast, smooth action and great compression. This trumpet includes the original case.
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