This is a Bach Strad that was made in 1973. It is in excellent condition. There are a three very small areas of lacquer wear; two on the valve casing and another on the bell tube just past the first valve, but overall, this the lacquer is in very good condition. While we assume this horn has been relacquered in the past, the engraving is sharp and clear and there are no flaws that are apparent from the lacquering, just a few small areas of wear. The lacquer has darkened somewhat, indicating that it may have been done a number of years ago. The leadpipe and tuning slide are clean and free of any corrosion or red rot.
This trumpet has the two piece valve casing and a first slide saddle. This trumpet also has a factory third slide trigger and waterkey, which were factory options, but not very common. This is the same style trigger as found on the Olds Recording and Mendez trumpets. There is not a third slide stop rod, which is not needed because of the trigger.
Comes with the original case which is in excellent condition, with a padded case cover, which has protected the case well. Handle is in good shape as well as the springs on the latches.
Standard weight Body #37 Bell.
Standard Construction #25 Mouthpipe
Two piece valve casings with nickel silver upper part.
Valves: Monel Piston.
First slide saddle
Fixed 3rd Valve spring loaded trigger
Bell: 4.8 #37 One-Piece
Bore: .459" Medium-Large Bore.
Enclosed Spring Barrel
Top Action Bronze Springs
Two Point Brass Valve Guides
Two Water Keys