View Full Version : Field Trumpets (aka "Bugles")

03-15-2007, 04:00 PM
I own 2 Bach Model 55 Stradivarius Field Trumpets (what most would describe as a bugle) that I use for sounding Taps.

I've read the Bachology articles on the bachbrass.com site, and corresponded with Roy Hempley, but no one is sure about this model.

I'm guessing at least 30 were made because I own serial numbers 020 (24k gold) and 030 (silver), but no one can confirm just how many were made of each finish, and when they were made. I obtained them through Alan Levin at
Washington Music Center.

I gather from the engraving it was in the last 10 years, since it isn't like the engraving on the old Strads.

Any one have any suggestions? I wrote to Ted Waggoner, but no response.