Rare and Original large bore Bb trumpet by ANTOINE COURTOIS (Paris). This is a rare surviving example of a superb large bore trumpet from France's oldest and most highly respected brass instrument maker.It's similar to models offered with the Leblanc name (made for them by Courtois since Leblanc never made trumpets). Leblanc's legendary "Conrad Gozzo" and "Al Hirt" signature trumpets are similar to this large bore Courtois. We measure the bore size at the second valve slide at. 468 / 11.88 mm. The mouthpiece receiver fits a standard American Morse taper mouthpiece. Our shop removed a few dents and dings, but the bell has never been creased and the trumpet has never been severely damaged.
Original silver plating is 98% intact with one small worn spot at the thumb contact area on the first valve casing. No red-rot, no bubbles in the plating anywhere!Note the superb condition of the stainless nickel sleeved / monel valve pistons! Nothing like this superb large bore French trumpet is available new today. Mouthpiece and a new backpack-style hard case are included. Wichita Band Instrument Company is a small musical instrument emporium located in the center of the USA.
We've been in business since 1953 and have had the same owner since 1963. Originally we were a repair shop that specialized in woodwind and sax restoration. Today we have 18 employees including seven of the finest repair technicians in the country. Virtually ALL the items we sell have been fully reconditioned in our own shop, although we do sell the occasional unrestored historical instruments each year.With a saxophone from OUR shop, you know it's in the finest condition when it arrives at your home! It's in addition to any factory guarantees. For two full years, we will repair or replace - whichever in our estimation is the more advisable - pads, corks, springs or other parts required, at no charge to the customer.
In the event of cracked or damaged wood sections, we will repair at no cost to the customer or replace the section and charge the customer only for our net costs for the replacement section. If your instrument sustains damage to the body, end bow, neck or bell, we'll burnish out the dents and make it look like new again. Wichita Band Instrument Company maintains a repair department capable of restoration work of the highest quality. Even though repairs are essentially free for the first two years, after that period has expired, we remain at your service to maintain and repair your musical equipment forever.
It's our'service after the sale' promise and has been since 1953! Anything we sell can be sent to you for a short approval period without obligation. We're happy to correspond with musicians, players, parents and enthusiasts of all types. Written appraisals are always available, but please don't write or telephone and ask what's granny's mellophone worth? Feel free to call for any additional information.The item "RARE & ORIGINAL LARGE BORE Bb TRUMPET by ANTOINE COURTOIS (PARIS)" is in sale since Sunday, March 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Trumpets". The seller is "wichitaband" and is located in Wichita, Kansas.
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