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wsaraceni
03-06-2012, 10:38 AM
I'm a guitar player, but through family, have aquired a Bach trumpet. i believe it is the model 6 but i'll have to check again to make sure. I am not sure what the family's plans are for the trumpet, but i'd like to get a value and any information on it so they know what they have. where would be the best place to get that information?

thanks
bill

forrest
03-06-2012, 02:18 PM
You'll need to start with the serial number, and a model number, if shown on the bell.

After that, it depends on condition and someone's desire to own it. eBay is good for value by checking the completed auctions.

wsaraceni
05-12-2012, 01:24 PM
here is some pictures i finally got around to taking of it

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v217/wsaraceni/

seems its a bach strad model 6 VI
serial 1235

any idea of the value on something like this?

forrest
05-12-2012, 09:55 PM
The bad news is it's not a trumpet.

The good news is it's a trombone, a Model 6vi. From the bell markings, it was made in the Bronx factory. Based on a serial number list I was able to google, it was made in the late 1930s - which the case sure appears to be.

The Model 6 was a medium bore horn with a medium bell. It looks to be in good shape.

wsaraceni
05-13-2012, 03:55 PM
good news is i knew it was a trombone. bad news is i posted trumpet anyways.

thanks for the help. looking at ebay it seems the value is somewhere between $700-$1250. does that sound about right?

forrest
05-14-2012, 06:52 AM
You'd probably be better off asking on a trombone forum about value. They'd have a much better idea.

bachloyalist
05-14-2012, 09:23 PM
This is an early Bach trombone. Your range seems reasonable. You should post images here, and over at http://tromboneforum.org/ if you're interested in selling.