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03-01-2010, 09:05 PM
from my email today

I have a Bach Strad cornet model 7-59, New York (with a star under the New York). The serial number is 4559. Can anyone tell me the date of this instrument and the significance of the star. The horn is fabulous!

03-01-2010, 09:08 PM
My best estimate would be your cornet was mfg. in 1939 in the Bronx factory on E. 216th street. The star under the New York indicates that your cornet has a light weight bell, which is unusual. Most likely this was made for a specific person, as this combination I would assume is unusual.

If you contact Conn Selmer in Elkhart, they should be able to provide you a shop card, which should some additional information on your cornet. I have a similar cornet (295X) in my collection and it also players very well.

Good luck -