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SOLD! Blueprinted Bach Stradivarius 190S37 50th Anniversary Model Bb

Placed: Nov. 8 '19: 11:51 am   Views: 282 
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I’m selling my personal Bach Stradivarius 190S37 50th Anniversary Model Bb! This is a fabulous horn I’ve played since it came out but I really like my sound on the Sterling Silver Bach horns so this one would be relegated to backup status and I can’t justify keeping this horn for that purpose.

I’ve played MANY professional concerts on this horn including big band lead, orchestra, recording sessions, my mute demos, clinics, etc. This horn has also converted a number of players back to the Bach brand after playing on it.

The horn started as a lacquer model but the newer Bach lacquer doesn’t hold up very well so it was refinished in double-silver plate by Mark Metzler in Elkhart, one of the best in the business. The horn also has an additional Bach single-radius tuning slide, 3rd slide waterkey, and low-F stop rod. The normal Bach single radius slides don’t fit the 190 series very well for some reason as some have found out buying aftermarket slides from places like MK Drawing. Additionally, this horn was blueprinted by James Becker at Osmun Music (https://blog.osmun.com/2014/02/01/blueprinting/) making an already fabulous horn even better. As an aside, if you’ve never had a trumpet treated to blueprinting you should look into it. Think of it as squeezing out every ounce of potential just like high-performance race cars tend to go through.

The horn does not come with a case or mouthpiece but it will be very carefully packed and shipped. I have been buying and selling horns for years and never had a horn damaged during shipping. Buyer pays shipping. You can also consider this an “artist select” model since I’m a Bach Artist. I’ve been to the factory many times since purchasing this horn but never found one I liked as much as this one!

If you were to buy this configuration new:

190S37: $2846 (pricing for no mouthpiece or case)
Water Key on 3rd Slide (not available from the factory on this model): $125
Extra Bach Single-Radius Tuning Slide: $250
Low-F Stop Rod in Silver: $30
Osmun Blueprinting Service: $395 (including blueprinting the extra tuning slide but not including shipping there or back)
Total: $3646.
Category: Bb Trumpets
Item price: $2,650.00
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