This is an early Elkhart Bach Strad with a lightweight 72 bell made in 1968. It was gold plated at some point in its life and is in phenomenal condition. There are a few small areas where the plating is showing some signs of age, but there are no dents or signs of damage anywhere on the horn.
It is extremely rare to find a lightweight Bach of this era without signs of dent work on the bell. The LT72* became a preferred horn of lead players during the 1970's and this one plays very well as would be expected of an Early Elkhart Bach.
It has been recently serviced and cleaned. Valve piston spring barrels are stamped with matching serial numbers and the brass valve guides are stamped to match each valve. This attention to detail was lost on later Bachs. This trumpet clean inside and out. All slides are smooth. Valves are fast and compression is excellent. Nothing is known of the history of this horn other than it was previously owned by a collector for some period of time, and it appears to have seen very little use.
Comes with an original Bach hard case in good condition. Exterior shows some wear. Interior is very nice.
1968 Bach Stradivarius MODEL LT72* SN 42384