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jon_norstog
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:40 am    Post subject: Martin Committee? Reply with quote

My band director turned me on to a private auction that includes several Martin horns including Committees and Dansants. Are there any special features or ranges of serial number I should be looking for?

TIA

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The most desired Committees are those with serial numbers under 200,000.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Funny, I was going to say Committees falling out of that number range play just as well only to find from the list that my Committee falls in that range, LOL. Nice to know.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Handcraft models are very sought after.
They look and play a little different than the later Committees.
I had the opportunity to chose between several #2 Commitees from different eras
Each horn played very well but I liked the Handcraft over all the others.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TT, looks as if you like King horns. My regular is a SilverSonic DB with a del Quadro valve job. I also have played a really sweet "Art Deco" Silvertone, and have had Libertys, Tempos, etc. There is a huge auction going on of J. Geils' collection , with about a dozen Committees. Two days to go and the bidding is in the thousands ...

Oh well.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I am some kind of King loyalist I guess...
Anyway these trumpets do play really great.

I just took a look at it.
They will cost a fortune as soon as the auction is going to end.

Did you already had your private auction?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Martin Committee Handcraft from the early 40s is some kind of magical horn. So lightweight and such a creamy tone.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jon_norstog wrote:
TT, looks as if you like King horns. My regular is a SilverSonic DB with a del Quadro valve job. I also have played a really sweet "Art Deco" Silvertone, and have had Libertys, Tempos, etc. There is a huge auction going on of J. Geils' collection , with about a dozen Committees. Two days to go and the bidding is in the thousands ...


By the way a BIG THANKS to mention the auction.
I just acquired a Martin Committee Deluxe #3 trumpet
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know virtually nothing about how auction houses like Skinner works. What happens to all of those horns that do not seem to have moved. It looks like there were lots of lots (sorry) of potentially desirable horns that didn't go... a bunch of Martin Committees, Olds Supers, Benges, etc. That is/was a pretty hefty pile of horns.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think the trumpets remain as 'Unsold' as long as they are actually paid.
I won the auction on the Martin Deluxe although its state is 'unsold'.
So I guess thats the way it works.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Giles bought one of my large-bore Committees, a few years ago.
I suspected he was THE "J. Giles" of Rock'n'Roll fame. Knew his dad and step-mom. We spoke several times (on the phone ... never met in-person).
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wish I'd seen this earlier... Have wanted to acquire one since everyone talks about them.

Maybe someone bought several at once? Quite a few have the same price so I would guess that is the average.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently the guys from gamonbrass are selling some Martin Committees.
Even a Martin Committee #3 non Deluxe
But it's a little costy...
http://gamonbrass.com/pl/offer/trumpet/Bb/233

By the way the guys from gamonbrass are awesome.
I can highly recommend them.
They have a huge collection of vintage trumpets.
King, Martin, Olds, Conn, Bach, Selmer, Holton, Benge just anything you're looking for.
But also some newer trumpets la Adams, Yamaha, Schilke, Kanstul.
It's amazing I've never seen so many sought after trumpets at one place.
That's also the place I got my Martin Handcraft Committee.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a couple of Committees that I'm going to put on the market-a '47 Standard and a '54 Deluxe, but #2 bores and with Reeves PVAs. Both are raw brass and in gig ready condition-I've used both on gigs up until recently. If anyone is interested send me a PM :)
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