Very rare and unusual Buescher 400 trumpet keyed in C. It has all the virtues of a standard Bb 400 of the era--excellent fast valves, velvety darkish tone, strong core, and excellent solid intonation. The 400s were some of the best trumpets ever produced in this country and the valve action in particular is in a league of its own, lightening fast and smooth. The valves in this horn are in excellent condition, with no plating loss and excellent compression.
Overall condition is good. All slides are free, though the the third valve slide has a little hesitation. There's a very small ping on the nickel-silver leadpipe, a small ding on the bell by valve 2 visible in the top view photo, and a chip on one of the valve buttons that isn't noticable when using thevalve. It looks like there's been some dent removal on the main tuning slide crook near the waterkey.
No case. Returns accepted only if the instrumentproves significantly different than depicted in this listing. Good luck, and thanks for offerding!
AboutUnlacquered Brass Reynold Shilke, the most famous 20th century trumpet designer and member of the Martin Committee, did a quasi-scientific analysis of the sonic effect of lacquer on brass instruments (publishedin The Physics of Inner Brass and the Acoustical Effects of Various Materials and Their Treatment) and found it to have a deadening effect compared to silver and gold finishes. This applies to the vintage lacquers on brass instruments like the one listed. Modern lacquers are more durable today and typically applied more thinly than they were when this horn was made. An advantage to purchasing a raw brass instrument that has been buffed and polished like this one, aside from its greater liveliness, is thatif youwant to have it lacquered, the cost of lacquering should be reduced since most of thework involved is insurface preparation, and on this instrumentmuch of thatwork isalready done.
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