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1971 Schilke B3 Bb trumpet

$1,800 plus shipping

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This is a 1971 Schilke B3 trumpet in very good condition.  The B3 is a large bore (.463) with the 5 inch bell.   1st slide saddle and 3rd slide fixed ring with stop screw.  

When we received this trumpet, it had dents in the bell and a few other locations as well as a some silver wear.  Most notably, someone had stripped most of the silver plating on the bell, leaving large sections of the copper  bell exposed.  We sent this horn to Charlie Melk and he removed the bell and had it replated at Andersons.  While still not a pristine 70's Schilke, it is now in very good cosmetic condition and is an excellent player.  There is some evidence of spot silver plating repair on the valve casing and there is a patch on the top side of the 3rd valve slide just in front of the finger ring.   Although made in the '70s, this is NOT in the 20xxx serial number series and does NOT have yamalloy valves. Valve compression is very good and all slides operate smoothly.   
 
Specs from the Schilke catalog:

Model B3 Bb Trumpet
Bore: L -.463" (11.75 mm)
Bell: M – 5" (127.00 mm) Bell with #3 taper

Schilke lists the standard B3 as coming with a Yellow Brass bell, but a copper bell was an option.  The bell appears original to the horn and is a #3 copper bell, not a thinner beryllium bell.   

Does not come with a case.

email us about this trumpet - centexbrass@gmail.com