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sbonner76
08-21-2011, 09:36 PM
Hi, I just bought my son a Bach Stradivarius trumpet, and would like to find out more information about it. It has a serial number on the middle valve, how do i decipher this information? On the bell it is stamped 43G which by the research I've done means only info about the bell.

forrest
08-21-2011, 10:43 PM
The "43" is the bell flare profile, and the "G" signifies it's made of gold brass.

The serial number will give you an approximate date of manufacture. Google "Bach Serial Number List" to get you close. I use this one:

http://www.electrotheremin.com/numbers.html


I have a 30XXX and a 66XXX of the vintage persuasion, and a 666XXX of a new build.

Austyn Sullivan-Watson
12-21-2011, 05:11 PM
If you have anymore questions go to Bach Loyalist.com (http://www.bachloyalist.com) and they have lots of info on Bach Stradivarius instruments.