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    Holton trombone serial numbers

    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?

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Red face My goal is not to make money ...

    Quote Originally Posted by holtonloyalist View Post
    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.

  6. What is the serial number on the trombone? Also what is engraved on the bell? Chicago? or Elkhorn? That will help.

  7. Thanks again....

    Quote Originally Posted by holtonloyalist View Post
    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.:)

  8. 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-tromb...#ht_500wt_1184

  9. Thanks-Mine is silver...

    Quote Originally Posted by holtonloyalist View Post
    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?

  10. no difference in collect ability. Maybe a little more ($20-$50) for silver plated...


 

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