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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:41 pm    Post subject: Dominick Calicchio mini-documentary Reply with quote

Hi Everyone,
A few years ago on the Calicchio website there was a link to a short documentary of old man Dominick who founded the company. Since the company has been sold and relocated that appears to no longer exist. I was wondering if anyone remembers this and if so, where it might be found?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the movie link :
http://www.calicchio.com/main.cfm?id=16
Please buy Calicchio Handmade trumpet from me on ebay.com
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That documentary is priceless! I even had my young son watch it with me because it shows a way of life that no longer exist.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The film is a great insight into why his horns were so special.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know virtually nothing about the history of Calicchio. Was it really a one man operation as it seems in the video? Wow. How does the current production of Calicchio horns compare to how was it was before his passing?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome video... Any record of Serial # 2135 that he made in the video? Anyone out there own it?
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What great footage. I'm curious too whether he had any help or was truly a one-man operation.

With regard to current production, I'm guessing that John Duda is making a couple hundred horns a year now.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great video .

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great video! A must for trumpet players and makers.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At the Willoughby shop in West LA, he had a little metal paint locker on his back patio that was lined with aluminum foil, and wired with floodlights in the corners. That was where he baked on the lacquer.

Made everything on site except for 2 screws and a pinky hook.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

About that video: I don't believe it is normally available on the Calicchio site, but when you register a horn, you're given access to it. It's definitely worth watching.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What were his trumpets selling for in 1973?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It says at the end credits.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is an interesting horn currently on Ebay. It was built by Calichio and uses his valve block and a Besson Leadpipe and bell. It was put together at Bessons request.

What type of relationship did he have with Besson?

The horn is neither marked as a Besson or a Calichio.....no original paperwork either.

Seems interesting.......but a real "wildcard".
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oxleyk wrote:
What were his trumpets selling for in 1973?


When I bought mine in 1978 it was $650 - IIRC.
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