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AproDavid
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:00 pm    Post subject: Severinsen Akright Bel Canto Any Info ??? Reply with quote

Can't seem to find out much on the web about this silver plated trumpet
I just picked up.
SN 0504 with 93 under that and is L bore,
On the bell it says
Severinsen Akright
Model 59
Bel Canto

564 14th st.
Oakland CA 94612

No dings/dents just covererd with tarnish?
Thanks for any information you can help me with.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congratulations! A very nice horn.

I was a dealer for these horns for several years and still have a Bb and a C that hold up against any other horn I've ever played.

Model 54 was also known as the Severinsen personal model and was the horn he usually played. According to Dick Ackright Doc play tested each horn and none were released for sale until he was happy. These were very carefully built instruments with some innovative thought put into their designs.

The serial number tells you the year month and day the horn was built. this trumpet was done on May 4th 1993. It's a large bore instrument. They seem to model Bach Mt. Vernon models without actually copying all the features of these trumpets.

Most of the guys I sold horns to still have them after 20 years which says something about how well they perform over the long haul.

Have a great time with your new horn!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dick is still in Oakland at Best Instrument Repair. The address you list sounds like the same address.

I have had some nice chats with him when I have dropped off and picked up horns given to him to repair. Perhaps he would be able to give you some info?
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oliver king
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You will enjoy your new horn and working with Dick Akright He's a great guy and a master craftsman.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love my 54; its my baby. Definitely have Dick give your 59 a look. He'll know how to polish it up nice! Really great and genuine guy to chat with; a true master at the work.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is this the one?

http://cgi.ebay.com/RARE-Model-59-Bel-Canto-by-Severinsen-Akright-Trumpet_W0QQitemZ320302210061QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item320302210061&_trkparms=39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A10%7C240%3A1308&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow. Something fishy going on?

I suppose you can always find somebody willing to pay your price.....
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 8:28 am    Post subject: wow. Something fishy going on? Reply with quote

Whats fishy? I ask for any info on this trumpet because I knew nothing about them. I was planning on putting it on ebay when I got it.

READ MY EBAY FEEDBACK
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've a rare find; if you pass it on, someone else will have a rare find. You may look back on it later on as a horn you regretted selling.
EBAYing does give one the chance to play great horns for a while and maybe turn a few bucks. To each their own.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Nice! The model 54 has been my b flat since 1990.
Every time I try horns at stores, shows or festivals, I just
can't be more satisfied than with what I have. Congrats, enjoy
and take great care of it 'cause they're not made anymore.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 22, 2008 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Matt Graves wrote:

Every time I try horns at stores, shows or festivals, I just
can't be more satisfied than with what I have.


Same here. It beats all the horns I've tried in shops, etc....
Bel Cantos are kind of the "Hidden Horn" that people often don't know about. I'm very lucky to have discovered them in time.....
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:15 am    Post subject: Re: Severinsen Akright Bel Canto Any Info ??? Reply with quote

AproDavid wrote:
Can't seem to find out much on the web about this silver plated trumpet
I just picked up.
SN 0504 with 93 under that and is L bore,
On the bell it says
Severinsen Akright
Model 59
Bel Canto

564 14th st.
Oakland CA 94612

No dings/dents just covererd with tarnish?
Thanks for any information you can help me with.


Call Dick Akright at Best Instrument Repair/A & G Music, he'll tell you anything & everything you'll ever need to know about your horn.
A&G Music 510-832-2452

Thanks
Eric
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