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bachloyalist
03-01-2010, 10:05 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!

bachloyalist
03-01-2010, 10:08 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 -