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pscelent@hotmail.com
06-16-2012, 08:31 PM
Do particular serial numbers identify a particular type of trombone. For example, if you only had the six-digit serial number of a Holton trombone (e.g. 528***), without the model type (e.g. TR 181), could you tell if that trombone was supposed to be a tenor or bass trombone? Does the sequence of serial numbers have any fraud protection? How does one know if the serial number on a Holton trombone is a valid serial number?

holtonloyalist
06-17-2012, 08:07 AM
Was most likely mfg. in 1974-1975. Unlike Bach Stradivarius instruments, Holton did not keep a serial number list that matched the instrument so a person could understand what combination of the parts of the instrument.

Also, by the 1970's, Holton instruments were primarily student line instruments.

surveysam@dafab.us
07-08-2012, 05:53 PM
I have a Holton trombone with case but without mouthpiece. How do I find out its value and where can I sell it? Thanks for any information.

holtonloyalist
07-08-2012, 07:35 PM
Best way to find a comparable value is to go to eBay, go to advanced search, check completed auctions, and Holton trombone as a keyword. Most Holton instruments (trumpet, trombone) are student level instruments, and a few models were professional models for their era.

Hope this helps.

surveysam@dafab.us
07-08-2012, 09:11 PM
Best way to find a comparable value is to go to eBay...

I had started on eBay but none are as old as this one. My goal is not to make money but rather to get this instrument to someone who knows about it and will appreciate it. (My late husband was a trumpeter and I know how he felt about his trumpets.)

I guess I'll just keep an eye on eBay until my next garage sale. Thanks for your quick response, though.

holtonloyalist
07-08-2012, 10:01 PM
What is the serial number on the trombone? Also what is engraved on the bell? Chicago? or Elkhorn? That will help.

surveysam@dafab.us
07-08-2012, 10:36 PM
What is the serial number...

Holton - 65 130158 - Elkhorn, WIS

I see from the serial number list that it makes the horn a 1940 model.:)

holtonloyalist
07-09-2012, 06:52 AM
Thanks, this is helpful.

The model 65, was also known as the Revelation "Buddy Morrow" model trombone. This for its time this was a professional model trombone, and here's a recent one that sold on eBay.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Holton-trombone-model-65-Buddy-Morrow-model-1940-/180918214531?pt=Brass_Instruments&hash=item2a1f90df83#ht_500wt_1184

surveysam@dafab.us
07-09-2012, 08:15 AM
Thanks, this is helpful.

The model 65, was also known as the Revelation "Buddy Morrow" model trombone. This for its time this was a professional model trombone, and here's a recent one that sold on eBay...

Thanks! This is really useful info that I couldn't find on my own. My trombone is silver and very light. The one on eBay appears to be golden. Does that affect the popularity?:confused:

holtonloyalist
07-09-2012, 09:06 PM
no difference in collect ability. Maybe a little more ($20-$50) for silver plated...

surveysam@dafab.us
07-10-2012, 07:23 PM
no difference in collect ability. Maybe a little more ($20-$50) for silver plated...

Hopefully I will find a place to sell it. I'm not sure it is worth posting it on eBay because it is not very pretty (even though there aren't any real dings) and I'd be afraid that polishing it would hurt its value.

I REALLY appreciate all your answers. Thanks!:)

holtonloyalist
07-10-2012, 08:41 PM
I would post over on this specific trombone forum.

http://tromboneforum.org/index.php?PHPSESSID=827cae2f55cbacaa071a0bb56e7e37 4a&board=65.0

Might find a person looking for this specific model. Post detailed photos, and perhaps you'll find a good buyer.

surveysam@dafab.us
07-10-2012, 09:12 PM
GREAT! Thanks. When I can get a decent picture, I'll be sure to post it. You rock!