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1949 Buescher Lightweight 400 #228 Top Hat & Cane jazz trumpet / Excellent condition!

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This is an awesome and rare 1949 Buescher Model 228 Lightweight 400 that’s in superb condition (a renowned “Top Hat and Cane” jazz model) completely overhauled at Stemple Music a few years ago.

Tim Stemple’s shop is just outside of Pittsburgh in Jeannette, PA and he does excellent work. A real pro, he began his career in instrument repair in 1973. His “overhauls” are extensive and consist of a complete disassembly; dent removal, stripping of old lacquer, buffing and lacquering with baked on epoxy lacquer; replacement of felts, corks, and necessary springs. His buffing work is done carefully and the lacquer precisely applied in a manner that allows the horns detail to remain. The work completed on this 228 is exceptional. Its straight as an arrow, operates smoothly, and sounds great.

Besides being lightweight, the Model 228 is renowned for its lightning quick, short stroke valves. It's very responsive and speeds up and down the full register in a blaze while producing a strong open tone with a terrific top end range. The bell has a 4 5/8" diameter and the bore (called large on 1949) it is now considered a medium. The valve plating is excellent and retains outstanding compression. It will come in the vintage Buescher case shown... in very nice overall condition, with latches that are fully functional ... the key is missing. Excellent condition for a 70 year-old trumpet!) Excellent condition for a 70 year-old trumpet! (I recently changed the valve springs... They were new/old stock for a Buescher super 400 and work very well... Will include all the extra springs... In one of the pics you'll see a small crinkle in the lead-pipe that Stemple had to work out, but he did a great job and there are no playing issues at all...)

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Category: Bb Trumpets
Item price: $650.00
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