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1940 MARTIN COMMITTEE HANDCRAFT Pro Bb Trumpet — Medium+ Bore. Amazing tone!!!

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MARTIN COMMITTEE HANDCRAFT — KILLER WARM TONE AND EASY PLAYABILITY. RARE GEM OF A HORN.

We recently sold a mint Medium+ Bore handcraft that was possibly the best sounding MCH we've ever heard. And that last horn was near flawless in a satin finish. The buyer loves it and really scored with that horn. .

Well, now we have the sister to that last horn that went for $10k. We've priced this one well below the last one because even though this baby sounds just as creamy and warm than the last MCH we sold, this one shows a little more mileage and has some very minor blemishes. But it has character and gives away that it was owned by a heavyweight player from the mid-1900s. We are just in love with this horn.

The seller is a celebrity musician/producer and is only letting this go because it's too similar in tone to some MCH large bores he presently owns. If you're looking for the warm Miles Davis or Chet Baker tone right off the bat, then this horn will give you that in spades. It really plays more like a large bore horn, maybe because it's been well-loved and put through the paces over the decades.

This Martin is in excellent condition for a vintage instrument of this age. It has some tarnishing and a few very tiny dents (that we couldn't even capture in photographs), as might be expected for an instrument of this vintage. BUT, the amazing TONE of this beautiful horn is what you're really after, and it delivers that in spades. Obviously, the blemishes have no effect on the tone—they might even make the horn sound prettier, for all we know.

We have a Holton Heim #1 in flawless 24k gold condition that will bring you the Miles Davis tone faster than anything else. This is sold separately. Also available are a bunch of other Heims from different eras that complement this horn nicely.

This horn does NOT come with the Monette case in the photo, BUT we do have it for sale separately. This beauty will come with a high end hard or soft case. You have the option to upgrade to a more deluxe hardshell fiberglass case that more conforms to ATA flight standards and is ultra-light. The upgrade can be done after the fact.

Check out our amazing other horns for sale, including one amazing Taylor Bb from a Hollywood movie and one vintage and historic Selmer Balanced. We also have a gorgeous Glenn Cronkhite flugelhorn case, a gorgeous (and new) original Reunion Blues black (faux) alligator gig bag and a bunch of amazing mouthpieces up for grabs.

Thank you for stopping by.



The Los Angeles-based Noble Brass Company provides concierge services to special clients in the entertainment industry and donates a big chunk of any commission or service fee to domestic arts education programs, with a smaller portion going to worldwide educational support for displaced children of war, poverty, oppression, handicaps, etc. Education needs all the help it can get! Thanks for your support and interest.



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Category: Bb Trumpets
Item price: $7,900.00
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