View Full Version : new here. need help with ID and value of a trumpet

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?


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.

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


seems its a bach strad model 6 VI
serial 1235

any idea of the value on something like this?

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.

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?

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.

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.