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1947 Blessing Artist Bb trumpet 

$800 plus shipping

email us about this trumpet - centexbrass@gmail.com

This is a 1947 Blessing Artist trumpet in good original condition.  The Super Artist is best known as the model that Clifford Brown played and this is of the same ear as his horn.  It has a .468 bore, which is a large bore, but a lot more goes into how a horn plays than the bore size.  The overall construction of this trumpet gives it a somewhat open feel, without swallowing you the way some large bore horns can.  It also has the underslung third slide ring and tuning slide micro-tuner that are distinctive features of the Super Artist.  This is a professional level horn and would be a great addition to a collection or for someone wanting a little change of pace.  

The lacquer was very spotty, so it has been stripped to raw brass.  There is some pitting of the brass but the only other flaw is a small patch on the knuckle where the bell enters the first valve.  

All slides are smooth.  The valves are smooth and fast.  Valve compression is good.  

This vintage horn can be enjoyed just as it is, or would be a candidate for a restoration if you don't like raw brass.

Does not come with a case or mouthpiece. 

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email us about this trumpet- centexbrass@gmail.com

 

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