View Full Version : Mt Vernon Bach Strad Trumpet ML 23235

08-30-2010, 09:29 AM
Anyone know when this horn was made? Pre selmer? Thanks

08-30-2010, 09:56 PM
Selmer bought Vincent Bach in 1961, and your serial number reflects a 1962-1963 time period before the move to Elkhart in 1965...

08-31-2010, 12:04 PM
Thank you. Any opinion of the quality at that time versus pre-Selmer? I had a Bach Strad that my parents bought me in the Summer of 1962 at Jimmy's music shop in Manhattan, across from Manny's. I do not have a record of the serial number and sold it on consignment years ago - ended up with trumpet player in the Sydney Australia Opera House orchestra! But given the years in question, suspect it may have been a post Selmer Bach itself. I have just purchased this horn as a replacement.
Will have to see how it plays.