The Horns have been discontinued. In 1953, Benge retired from playing, and moved to southern California. Please do not ask to have the value be stated lower. Kanstul now makes other small production horns including the Flip Oakes Wild Thing, the Virtu trumpets, and some of the Zeus instruments sold by Zachary Music in Canada. It has been professionally cleaned and maintained with its original lacquer and is in perfect playing condition.
But it did the job and I got paid. Bidders may inspect the property prior to bidding. Best wishes, John Mohan johnk. No international shipping on this item. The Wire Transfer must be completed within 5 days unless otherwise specified below. Original hardshell case is included and in good condition. Late in the 1970s, one additional trumpet was developed, the rare Benge 7x.
We suggest taking this instrument to your favorite repairman for general cleaning and setup. Watch for the flugels with the funny looking slides as they usually played very well in tune and had a nice warm sound. You can also find aspects of Benge trumpets being copied by some of the largest trumpet makers in the world Shilke. His sound, according to Kaderabek, was gorgeous--soft and refined. Used in many major orchestras throughout the world. Not because there's anything wrong with it but because it takes a lot of work to list and ship items. Values I get lots of inquiries about the value of Benge trumpets, so for a wild guess, go.
This is quite a nice trumpet when using that mouthpiece. There are only the slightest signs of use and play. Used in symphony and dance bands. Please message me with any questions before you bid. The serial number puts the date of manufacture in the range of 1991 to 2005. All parts are original and the pistons are each stamped with this horn's unique serial There are no dents in this trumpet, and it is truly in excellent condition and has been babied by the previous owner.
We hope to hear from you soon. We are a consignment type facility and sell items for customers on Ebay. I am not sure if it needs parts or repairs. Again, is there any way to tell by looking? Compression is excellent with nice popping pistons and slides. It had a big bell, a huge sound with great balance and flexibilty, according to Jean Pocius who is still lusting for one. There is an active market in these horns and there are always some for sale and someone eagerly willing to buy them.
History of Elden Benge and the Benge Company The Trumpet Gearhead Jim Donaldson Q: Have we mourned adequately the fate of Benge? All elbow remove very easy and have enough grease on them. Do not ask us to change the shipping address. Tidaback 2472 D Chicago Carolyn Thibideau 2455 Bb Chicago Jim Robinson 2445 46-47 Bb Chicago Dan Tomasek 2405 1949 Bb Chicago Tony Principali 2384 1953 Bb Chicago Ron Lipka 2325 1946 Bb Chicago David Cox 2192 Bb Chicago David Summer 2057 Bb Chicago John R. Condition: Not the prettiest one you have seen. He started cornet at age 7, and played in several dance bands while in high school and went on the road his last year of high school. I am not sure what kind of pickup was used, had to be very small. Are the bells still very close? Please view the photos closely and judge for yourself as they are part of the description.
If you do your research as you should most of the pro trumpet player blogs compare this model horn very favorably. Anybody who knows anything about it, please write her at:. Thinning out my collection so don't miss this Benge. She became seriously ill in 1982-83 and sold it to a man in Jacksonville who collected trumpets. Any claim for misdescription must be made prior to removal of the property.
According to charts found online 1973 after it moved to Anaheim. Let us know if you have any questions. For those who find this page a mere appetizer for information about Elden Benge and Benge trumpets, Joe's doctoral dissertation is a four course meal. This was similar to Selmer purchasing Bach and moving production from Mt Vernon to the former Conn facility in Elkhart, and G. Item 7 Thanks for looking and be sure to check out our other instruments! According to the serial 1016. In the late 60s Benge produced a Claude Gordon Trumpet but it was not to his full. Trumpet Finish: bright silver plate.