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Buescher Super 400 T160N

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Buescher Super 400 T160N
SN 360065

Pro-level horn. Built in 1960. Great valves. Solid compression. Large bore at .470.

Buescher trumpet serial numbers:

350000 1955
360000 1960
381000 1963
About this time Selmer Purchased Buescher

This would place the build in 1960, or about three years prior to the Selmer purchase, which makes it still a professional-level horn.

• tiny ping on lower side of 2nd valve
• tiny ping on top 3rd slide knuckle going into valve casing
• small “crease” dent near just above the “9-o’clock” position near bell rim
• some other tiny dings on bell
• some lacquer loss

I am guessing that the “N” on the leadpipe in “T160N” stands for Nickel.
I am also guessing that since they offered it with a "Special Bell” or “Brass Bell,” that this is the former, and that it is nickel silver (60% copper, 20% nickel, 20% zinc). There are also sections of tubing that are clearly nickel in contrast to other sections that are brass. The receiver is also nickel on this particular horn.

Unique features of Buescher valves:
• “hourglass” expansion at bottom of each casing
• purple springs (extra set included)
• red plastic valve guides
• (looks to be) stainless steel valves
• “reversed” threading on valve tops and bottoms from most other manufacturers
• “valves from heaven” is what the collector from whom I bought it told me. They are. Super smooth, buttery, responsive.
• solid compression on this horn

Original case. Springs are shot but latches still work easily.

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$825 via PPFF (or add 3%) shipped to CONUS
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Category: Bb Trumpets
Item price: $825.00
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