View Full Version : What can you tell me about my silver model 37?

09-01-2010, 10:12 AM
I am the owner of a Back Silver #37. The serial number is ML 59964. What can you tell me about it? Also I need to clean the silver on it. What is the best cleaner to use? Lastly it is in good condition, only a few small dings. The silver looks pretty good also. Any idea on what it is worth?

09-04-2010, 08:00 AM
Your Bach Strad was most likely built in the early 1970's (1970-1971) era in Elkhart, IN. The model 37 is the most common model then, and today. I would use any non-abrasive cleaner; if it has not been played for a while, spend the money and get a good chem clean & polish at yur local music store. Should not cost that much, and will do wonders for a trumpet that is almost 40 years old.

With regards to value, I would do a completed auction search on eBay (under adv. search) to see what similar models have recently sold for. This is a common model, so would guess around $1000 best case.