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Bach Stradivarius® Model 189GL
Custom 229H Bell
Professional D/Eb Trumpet
Model 229H Heavy Weight Brass Bell.
Leadpipe: Standard 25E.
Bore: Large Bore (.459) Balanced resistance.
Overall Condition: Very close to mint/perfect. No dings, dents or bends. A scratch on the bell too small to photograph and very minor handling scratches from very careful use.
Tone: Broad, Beautiful, Powerful, Rich, and Fat. Playing this horn next to most other horns will make them sound thin and weak in comparison. The heavy weight bell produces a very solid core tone with improved pitch stability and control inspiring confidence-especially at louder dynamics. Finding a Model 189 with the Special Order 229 bell is rare. This one is extremely rare with its custom factory options of 229H (Heavyweight bell), gold plated finish, 3rd slide water keys, heavy bottom valve caps and beautiful Brazilian Agate finger buttons. With these custom features, you'd easily drop $4000+ and wait a year+ to acquire an identical heirloom horn like this one.
This horn is beautifully suited for solo and symphonic work and was made in Bach's Custom Shop. I have used it successfully to perform both at weddings and for orchestral works such as Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition with the Cape Ann Symphony.
Finish: Gold Plate (100% intact)
Serial Number: 575822 (2003) This is a pre-strike professionally crafted horn from Bach's Custom Shop that took a year to build.
Valves: Smooth, snappy, crisp, and even
Slides: All free and freely and smoothly.
Complete D/Eb Horn with 4 Slides for "D" and 4 for "Eb"
* 229H Bell ($125 option)
*Factory Gold Plate ($1000 option)
*3rd Slide Water keys on both slide sets ($150 option)
*Gold plated Sardonyx Finger buttons ($75 option)
*Heavy Bottom Valve Caps ($29 option)
*Bach 1 Gold Plated Mouthpiece #23 throat
*Excellent Bach Fabric Single Case
*New bottle of Bach Valve Oil + Selmer Slide grease
Cost Comparison to a new non-custom Bach D/Eb:
Your Savings: $$$+ over a new post-strike custom model with these options.
Warranty: Full 10 day trial period. Full Refund issued (minus Shipping/Handling and PayPal fees) if dissatisfied. Return S+H+I is buyer's responsibility.
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