😎Gorgeous 🎺1945 William Frank Bb Cornet, Raw Brass, Original Case
Product Information Brand: William FrankModel: No Model markedFinish: Raw Polished BrassType: Bb Soprano CornetBore: Bore 0.464″Bell Diam. 4 1/2″Quality Level: CollectibleKey: Bb SopranoWeight: 2 lbs. 4.8 oz.Length W/O Mp 15 7/8″ Mouthpiece: None (if you need one, I can throw in an older Bach)Case: Original Flight CaseMusic Lyre included William Frank Bb Soprano Cornet 1945
Product Information Brand: William FrankModel: No Model markedFinish: Raw Polished BrassType: Bb Soprano CornetBore: Bore 0.464″Bell Diam. 4 1/2″Quality Level: CollectibleKey: Bb SopranoWeight: 2 lbs. 4.8 oz.Length W/O Mp 15 7/8″ Mouthpiece: None (if you need one, I can throw in an older Bach)Case: Original Flight CaseMusic Lyre included William Frank Bb Soprano Cornet 1945 Vintage Good Player, Raw Brass original Case, NO MOUTHPIECE I am a long time trumpet player and former band teacher. I play trumpet and cornet with a municipal brass band still. I play Eb cornet in one of the bands I participate in, and Bb cornet in a municipal band. I have played since 1960 or so. I taught band for a while, and have played and collected cornets and trumpets all these years.This auction includes the Cornet, with case, and mouthpiece. My little devil is not included! ;^)This instrument has been cleaned and flushed, the slide tubes polished for improved fit and action, and properly lubed with quality oil and slide grease, the valve fit is good and compression is good. The instrument is cosmetically and mechanically veru nice. There are a very few very shallow pings along the bell back bow, and some water spots. The horn plays very well, but I would classify it as stuffy by today’s standards. CONDITION: This instrument is in functionally and cosmetically very nice, the engraving is pure eye candy, the valves and slide work very well. The tone is good, characteristically strong cornet sound. Valve compression and slide fit is very good for a cornet past 75 years old.CASE: The case is the original cornet flight case. The latches snap, and one is a little hard to close, but works.MOUTHPIECE: I do not have a period mouthpiece for this horn. If you really need a cornet mouthpiece, I do have some older Bachs. Let me know as soon as you buy, if you need one.Shipping: Shipping in the continental US will be FREE. I will ship to some other locations, outside the 50 US states will be through EBay’s Global Shipping Program. WHY BUY A QUALITY ASSURED INSTRUMENT FROM AN EXPERIENCED SELLER SUCH AS MYSELF? I am an experienced trumpet player, collector, and teacher. I have collected, repaired, and played trumpets for over 48 years. As a knowledgeable and experienced amateur, I have a lower cost of operation than a commercial enterprise, and can keep my costs low. You can see from my eBay rating that I have been careful to insure that I only supply quality instruments, and inspect, prepare, and describe them properly. I have thoroughly inspected this instrument, replaced the felts and corks and aligned the valves as needed, and made sure that it plays properly, and has proper tone for your beginner. I have cleaned the instrument thoroughly, polished all slides to prevent corrosion from locking the slides and valves, and properly lubricated the instrument with high quality lubricant. Finally, I have been asked whether this is recommended as a student instrument, and I can say that these instruments have been highly rated by many teachers for beginners and advanced players, but I suggest that anyone buying an instrument for a younger student ask his or her teachers if they agree with that brand. Many teachers do have preferences, and this can affect a student’s progress. \I will, however, flatly state that many of the “bargain basement” new instruments from the unknown manufacturers (even when they are branded, you may not know who made them) are inferior. Parts for repair, or even the repairs themselves are not available, due to odd pieces, or inferior materials. Internal dimensions and correct alloys are critical on all musical instruments. A shiny (or odd colored) instrument with inferior playing qualities will soon discourage even the most eager student. THIS INSTRUMENT IS SOLD AS IS. THIS DESCRIPTION IS AS ACCURATE AS POSSIBLE. I AM A LONG TIME TRUMPET PLAYER AND PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER, AND CONTINUE TO PLAY AND COLLECT INSTRUMENTS OF ALL QUALITIES AND AGES. THE INSTRUMENT WILL BE PROPERLY PACKED, AND INSURED FOR THE SALE PRICE. I will ship internationally (some countries) and US buyer shipping and handling by USPS Third Day Priority. My shipping price includes insurance for the sale value. I insist on insurance for the sale price at least. Other locations please contact me. I WILL NOT insure this instrument for less than the sale price. I will NOT ship this outside of the US UNLESS the package can be tracked to the receiver!! Please e-mail me with questions. Thanks for looking and happy bidding!!