Couesnon Monopole Star Flugelhorn

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Restored Couesnon Monopole Star Piccolo Trumpet in Silver Plate - Serial # 73410. Couesnon Flugelhorn Gold Plated with hard case / mouthpieces from Japan Rare. Selmer (old) -50 something Yamaha Mike Vax model Yamaha cornet 6335 Couesnon Monopole Flugelhorn Conn tr 1926-27 with A-valve in tuning slide Date Monday, March 10, 2003 at 05:27:46.

Answers from the Trumpet Girl: New Again Custom-Classics

Weril Gold Plated Flugelhorn (EF9071 - Gold plated) Take for instance, the Weril Gold Plated Flugelhorn (EF9071 - Gold plated). I prefer it way better than my Yamaha 6310Z Bobby Shew model and some might cringe here, but I also prefer it to the Couesnon Monopole Star that I've loved for many years.

A Custom Classic?
I want a pro horn & can't afford it.

A custom Classic is a vintage, quality horn modified and rebuilt, with custom improvements which bring it into the 21st century, and raise it to a professional horn standard.

A vintage or student horn can have all the features of a pro model - be just as easy to play, for a much lower price.

A custom leadpipe, first & third slide reversals/rings and bracing conversions can make an old favorite into a new comeback player that you just can't put down!

Precision adjustment for the stock mouthpiece-receiver-leadpipe gap for your chosen mouthpiece can make a difference for anyone.

The most affordable / playable horn is a custom classic.

Why try a Hybrid?
It’s not really a new idea...
1930s-40s Hybrid trumpets were built by York, Acme, Grand Rapids, Rudy Muck & others.

No one makes a trumpet with the sound I want! So, how do I choose?
My Bb & C trumpets play so differently, what can I do?
Don’t chose! By using Bb parts to build a C conversion, your C trumpet will feel very close to the Bb version.

The prettiest of the old trumpets will never function well enough to play & enjoy forever. Not always:

My well-loved horn is just worn out – Put that antique bell onto a more recent body and keep playing the vintage sound, but with modern intonation and new parts!

I prefer most the valve action of my OLDS, but the sound of a copper or nickel bell is for me – Not a problem to change it to your specs.

My Yamaha or Schilke valves are the Yamalloys but the overall sound is good – Put that bell & slides onto a better valve assembly unit!

My small-bore Conn trumpet has me too much backpressure & I tire easily - Keep up that sound & make it easier to play with a variable/dual bore design! (Copper Director, or Connstellation bells)
I want a more decorative bell design - mixed metals, custom bend. Find your favorite bell design and put it onto a great playing body! Customized bells are not a problem to install.

My old large bore trumpet sounds so stuffy! old 485 bore Conn Pan Am, Director / 470-4 bore German built stencils - Install a new leadpipe with a modern taper, it will improve playability immensely!

The bell flare is too small? I cannot play loud enough with out cracking the notes - Change it to a Yamaha bell, which has a large 5' flare, (easily affordable)

Why not try a hybrid now?

Flugelhorn

Why buy custom?
Performing is always a special occasion … Make it easy!

Many manufacturers have called their factory-produced horns 'Custom, Professional or Artist' models, but are they? – Not really, not any more! UMI has united too many of the major US companies that had been fierce competitors in the past. The result was no better than the venture of American Motors Corp. (remember the Pacer & Gremlin cars?)

Most recently, parts design & brand names have been interchanged between models. That blurs lines of quality & expectation…did you know that the newest Conn Vintage One and Benge 90 models are actually on a King valveset? And, now the King Silver Flair is not a King at all!

Players, including comeback players, who are shopping for a vintage horn by brand or model name will be left disappointed. No longer are student horns made with hand fitted quality, or at a good price. If you want an inexpensive, new student trumpet? Bach does market one, it comes from China now, but with their American name on it. It is not US quality!

Many players buy the so-called professional horns only to have them corrected & modified to play properly by someone else, who is more sensitive to a player's needs. The Bach Stradivarius is a prime example. Professors teach to the horn - not the player. These factory, built-in defects consume time to overcome. That time could be spent developing/perfecting your style.

Why have these issues at all? A Strad bell mounted onto your favorite trumpet body gives the same sound, without added playing hassles.

Do you have difficulty finding a certain horn without sticker shock? A used, less than gorgeous trumpet may meet your needs more readily and affordably

“I want a horn with lasting 'sizzle”. It’s hard to play for long hours on my Schilke or CG Benge because they are so light in weight that, most of the air energy is gone before it exits the bell flare! The use of a heavier, larger bore body (with a lightweight bell or shaved flare) helps with most endurance problems and keeps the sizzle going!

I think I am playing loudly, but still cannot be heard. Projection is your problem. Adding some weight to the bell/leadpipe braces or valveset greatly improves the projection & volume, so you work less & sound better!
Many articulation problems are largely due to the mouthpiece-to-receiver-to-taper gap. This is a minor problem and makes players go on an equipment safari & waste their money!

I adjust a given horn to sound its best, fitted to the mouthpiece of your choice. It is play tested until I am satisfied!
A reversed leadpipe & slides will always improve airflow & pitch quality –These are solid facts!

A custom trumpet is built for you the player, for ease of playing, not for any high profit margin!

Why spend on vintage or classic & not buy new?
Why not? American horns built between 1940 & 1970 are of the best quality ever made!

The phrase ‘Buy American’ meant something when there was still real competition & pride in the manufacture of instruments. Student horns of yesteryear are of much better quality than new pro horns offered today, which is why I use them often to build upon.

If you need an affordable horn, but with quality/durability to learn on, Think about a refurbished American Classic trumpet or cornet. For example: Conn Director, Holton Collegiate, Getzen 300 series, Selmer-Bundy, Olds Ambassador. All are very well made instruments.

Classic trumpets were built for the time's most popular players and many had custom features. In the sales arena, a player's great sound was often attributed to their choice of trumpet.

Old timers like, Freddie Hubbard, Lee Morgan, Louis Prima, and Roy Hargrove all played on the (student) OLDS Ambassador!

Bix Beiderbecke's and Wild Bill Davison's original 30s jazz sound came from their Conn Victor 80A (cornets).

Generations of players have pursued the sound quality of: Miles Davis' or Chet Baker's Martin Committee, Dizzy's Silver Flair, Harry James' & Satchmo's French Selmers.

Nat Adderly & Cat Anderson played Connstellation

Maynard Fergusen designed for Holton (as did Al Hirt)

Doc Severinsen endorsed Getzen, Conn & BelCanto.

Herbert Clarke's earliest Holtons (although several were built with differing bore sizes, he dubbed it 'the perfect cornet'),

A vintage or classic trumpet will always retain & increase in value - they don't make them like that anymore! Current (unionized) assemblers keep up their production numbers now, and the price is a sacrifice of quality.

What is a Stencil?
Catalog & store sales driven by price & availability

Many companies achieving large production output often sell some of their horns without labeling them, so a dealer or store can ‘stencil’ their own name to it. Early on, many small US companies were importing & relabeling inexpensive Austrian, Belgian, or West German made horns (Baxter-Northrup, JW Pepper, York, Lyon-Healy, etc). Europe was our 1950's 'China' for cheap horns!
Larger American builders always stood behind the quality of their parts, assembled or not.... Perhaps the largest builder of stencil trumpets was Blessing. Commanding a wide & early market with their high quality valve sections, they were able to sell everything they could make, often taking up the shortfalls of their competition's shipping commitments!

The first New York Bach trumpets were made with Blessing valves. I have Blessing stencils that were built for DEG, Donald E. Getzen (in .464 bore), and Conn’s Pan-American model, Commander by Gretsch (468). At the stores, - Rockwell-Nappe, Silvertone at Sears were big private stencil labels.
Stencils from Getzen - Boston Beacon & many others, are found, notable by the early 'deluxe' model type distinctive two piece bell (may be joined by the heavy, single piece brace (which is the hex mouthpiece receiver) & the simple pressed/hammered brackets elsewhere. These were very well made horns!

Blessing is still an independent company in Elkhart. And Getzen still exists in Elkhorn. Both of these companies, I consider truly ALL AMERICAN, since they both still build & market their own line of student instruments, as well an excellent professional line of instruments.

Not all stencils with the same name are the same trumpet. Not at all - there were several Sears Silvertones (Austrian, German, French, or American) The name Silvertone was allowed on the imported instruments only after Sears was sued by HN White / King who claimed the Silvertone name for its Sterling-belled models...(The lawsuit affected only US companies, like Blessing)
It was easier for Sears to change builders than rename ‘their’ horns or reprint catalogs.

You could examine three Gretsch Commanders, side by side; they may well be made by different builders or nations (Gretsch is mainly a percussion/Bugle company)

Buying a stenciled instrument is a sometimes-cautious venture, but it can be rewarding!

Are you environmentally conscious?
The best of low- & non-toxic materials / processes available.

Nearly all parts I use are used or refurbished from American vintage instruments. Rarely will a part be newly produced or shipped from overseas, - except for minor expendables (cork, felt, oil, grease, etc.)

I often find ‘take-off’ parts removed from newer horns by high end builders, like Harrelson.

All cleaning, soldering, polishing operations used are non-toxic to me, the player & our environment. Elbow grease is a rarely known commodity today & I use it often!

I am a very safe builder, with a dangerous horn, offering a great and unique playing experience.
Try a Custom Classic today!

LOST/STOLEN BRASS INSTRUMENT LISTINGS
Last updated on 11-Feb-2009 10:30 PM

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Horns

Alexander nr 90.
  • goldmessing (gold brass) and extra f pump
  • black leather case

It, along with a Walter Monig messing (brass) horn listed below, was taken between September 11, and September 13, 2002, in Rotterdam Zuid the Netherlands.

Contact Ans Dansen [email protected] if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this horn.

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Conn (Elkhart) 8D., SN H27597
  • Social security number of previous owner (Earl Saxton) engraved on bell brace (first three numbers: 573 XX XXXX).
  • Was in Johnson case.

Stolen in Charlotte, NC, July, 2002 while on Beauty and the Beast tour.

Contact Glen Swarts [email protected] or call 925-957-9628 if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this horn.

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Conn (Elkhart) 8D., SN L37047
  • At the time it was taken, it was in a brown canvas shoulder bag case

It, along with the Holton H77 below, was taken from an apartment in Skokie on Monday, July 08, 2002. A computer was also stolen.

Contact Peter Piorkowski [email protected] if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this horn.

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Conn 8D, SN L82628.
  • In standard Conn hard case

Stolen from my room in the barracks at Ft. Dix, NJ, bacdk in the late 70s. The horn was in pretty good shape, in a standard Conn hard case. Always wondered where it ended up.

Contact Tim Ross [email protected] or call (717) 993-3748 if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this horn.

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Conn 8D, M904X (the last digit is not legible)
  • Two leadpipes, one taped to the other with duct tape.
  • It was in an old case with one of the support feet missing on the bottom of the case. This would cause the case to be very unstable when placed on the ground.

Stolen from my house in Sunnyside (Queens) New York, (suburb of NYC), on August 22, 205. Also stolen was a King 2259 listed below.

Contact Jess Harrison at 718-715-0428 or cell 347-387-8168 if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this horn.

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Conn 8D., SN M56642
  • The horn is in very good condition, with very few dings and dents.
  • Fixed bell.
  • 90% original lacquer.
  • Taken without the case.

It was stolen in Charlottesville, Virginia, on the weekend of 1-2 November, 2003. Because Charlottesville is a small town, the thieves might try to sell the instrument in Richmond, Virginia, or Washington, DC.

Contact Dwight Purvis [email protected] or call the office phone at (434) 924-6881 or 924-3052, if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this horn.

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Conn 8D., SN N21221
  • The valves were rebuilt by Walter Lawson
  • Lacquer was stripped.
  • The bell was left un-cut, and the original pipe was left on.
  • On the valve spatulas were dimes dated 1901,1902 and 1903.
  • The inside of the bell was spray lacquered.

It was stolen in 1989 while the owner was student teaching in Mineola, NY.

Contact Eli Kronenberg [email protected] or call at 917-670-8294 if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this horn.

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Conn 8D., SN 623430
  • nickel French horn
  • silver-plated F/B-flat (double) horn
  • Horn was in a Pro-Tec horn case at time of theft
  • Two mouthpieces were in the case: Holton Farkas MDC and Conn 7BW mouthpieces, a red & white stone line straight mute singed by Patrick Sheridan, an 'All State' pin from NY and a lot of music.

Stolen out of the trunk of the owner's Toyota Camry on 13th Street near 5th Avenue in New York City, in February 2008.

Contact J. Trovillion at [email protected] or call 631-698-3824 if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this horn.

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Conn (Elkhart) 8D., SN 711063
  • At the time it was taken, it was in a black Reunion Blues gig bag.
  • Lawson and Giardinelli C-8 mouthpiece.
  • 90% original lacquer

It was stolen from a student locker Sunday night, January 19, 2003, at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK.

Contact Dr. Eldon Matlick [email protected] if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this horn.

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Conn 10D, SN 475771 (or possibly 475776)
  • Yellow brass
  • Excellent condition - not unmarred, but no more blemishes than those resulting from normal wear and tear
  • A minor crease on the bottom edge of the bell, no more than 4-5 inches long
  • When it was taken it was in a basic black Conn hard case w/ primitive but effective nylon shoulder strap attached by hand w/ screws. There is a blotch on the side of the case of a different sheen, like glue residue or something, resembling where a logo emblem would typically be attached but is no longer there.
  • Also in the case were 3 raw brass custom mouthpiece cups and 2 screw-on acrylic plastic rims,
  • Holton Farkas MDC mouthpiece that the owner learned on wedged deep in the little cubby in the case, but that's not for sure. If it's there, most of the silver plating on the rim has been rubbed away from use, and
  • At least one old cloth diaper with dirty slide grease smudges on it tucked in there as well

It was taken from a house north of Seattle, WA (Bellingham, WA) sometime between May and July 2005.

Contact Chrissy Blank at [email protected] or leave a message at 360-224-0065 if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this horn.

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Holton H77 (circa 1965), SN 402216
  • Detachable bell
  • When it was taken, it was in a black Alexander case that resembles a backpack

It, along with the Conn 8d above, was taken from an apartment in Skokie on Monday, July 08, 2002. A computer was also stolen.

Contact Peter Piorkowski [email protected] if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this horn.

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King 2259
  • It was in an old case with a high school name on the side.

Stolen from my house in Sunnyside (Queens) New York, (suburb of NYC), on August 22, 205. Also stolen was a Conn 8D listed above.

Contact Jess Harrison at 718-715-0428 or cell 347-387-8168 if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this horn.

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Lawson Classical model custom double French horn,
SN 1149
  • Nickel Bronze
  • Cut bell
  • In flat hard black case
  • Excellent condition
  • Paxman mouthpiece
  • Hand rest in case

Stolen from vehicle in San Francisco Mission district on 2/22/04.

Contact Michael Henry at [email protected] if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this horn.

No picture available

REWARD offered for safe return

Mirafone descant horn, SN 13732
  • Alexander duck's foot on it
  • When stolen, it was in a Tuxedo cordura gig bag

Stolen February 2000, in the Boston, MA, area (North Washington Street bridge to be precise).

Contact Harlan Feinstein [email protected] if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this horn.

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Paxman Model 80., SN 118619
  • nickel silver
  • American bore
  • 'Atkinson' engraved on bell
  • in a Marcus Bona case from Osmun

It was stolen on July 18, 2005.

Contact Alan Grant [email protected] or call (858) 487-7746 (USA)if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this horn.

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Paxman Triple Horn, SN 117812XL
  • Wearing lacquer over yellow brass
  • Screw bell

Stolen 10/29/99, in the NYC area.

Contact Louis Denaro at 516-678-4776 or at [email protected] if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this horn.

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Walter Monig messing (brass), serial number 9-145.
  • black gigbag

It, along with an Alexander nr 90 horn listed above, was taken between September 11, and September 13, 2002, in Rotterdam Zuid the Netherlands.

Contact Ans Dansen [email protected] if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this horn.

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Yamaha 868.
  • unlacquered custom horn
  • serial number is in the 1001 to 1019 range
  • no case taken

Taken the weekend of 14-15 June 2003, from a studio in Auburn, AL.

Contact Bill Schaffer [email protected] if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this horn.

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Besson Sovereign Eb Tenor Horn,
S/N 851927
  • Silver plate
  • With case

This instrument was misappropriated form Corus Brass Band rehearsal room in Port Talbot, South Wales, U.K.

Contact Alan Johns at [email protected] if you have any information regarding the whereabouts of this instrument.

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Boosey & Hawkes Sovereign Cornet, SN 663078
  • Brass with a laquered finish (very scratched)
  • Manufactured in 1982

Stolen on Wednesday, 7th November 2001, near London, UK at the Thurrock Services on the M25.

Contact Katrina Austin at [email protected] or call +44 1842 860158 if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this cornet.

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King Cornet, SN 234046
  • Silverplated

Stolen during a party, where the owner was playing, in the Meervaart in Amsterdam, January 2005.

Contact Jahan M Hooijman at [email protected] if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this cornet.

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Yamaha Maestro Bb cornet,
S/N 301485
  • Lacquer finish
  • With case

This instrument was misappropriated from Corus Brass Band rehearsal room in Port Talbot, South Wales, U.K.

Contact Alan Johns at [email protected] if you have any information regarding the whereabouts of this instrument.

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Yamaha Maestro Bb cornet,
S/N 301538
  • Lacquer finish
  • With case

This instrument was misappropriated from Corus Brass Band rehearsal room in Port Talbot, South Wales, U.K.

Contact Alan Johns at [email protected] if you have any information regarding the whereabouts of this instrument.

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Yamaha Cornet

Lost at CSU Ft Collins CO in student center during Rocky Mountain Summer Music Camp 14 July 06. 13 year old lost back pack music case, soft sided, with a Jupiter flugelhorn and Yamaha student cornet w/shepards crook inside. The flugelhorn is a rose brass color model 846RL with the 3rd valve trigger, the cornet is lacquer. Also 2 mouthpieces, both 3c one burgundy plastic. Child heartbroken. Any help greatly appreciated.

Contact 719-527-9601/719-499-9017 if you have any information regarding the whereabouts of this instrument.

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Bach Stradivarius Mt. Vernon Bb Trumpet, S/N 21038
  • ML bore
  • Brass with no lacquer
  • It has a couple of brown scratches on it's bell
  • $500 reward

Stolen in San Francisco. Stolen on 11-10-2001 in San Francisco with a keyboard, 2 speakers, a foot pedal and various cables. The San Francisco Police Department case number is 011358567.

It was in a brown hard case with two handles. Two mouthpieces, cleaning materials and two mutes painted black were inside of case.

Contact Joani Ratliff (on behalf of Steve Krchniak) at [email protected] if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this trumpet.

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Couesnon flugelhorn serial numbers
Bach Stradivarius Bb trumpet Model 37, S/N 59382
  • Lacquer about 90% when stolen
  • 1st valve trigger
  • Small ding around 2 o'clock on the bell
  • Was in a triple gig bad with a red brass Yamaha 731 flugelhorn with a trigger (S/N no known)
  • Also in bag were cummerbunds, bow ties, cleaning supplies, etc
  • Significant reward for return of these horns.

Stolen out of a 1987 Honda CRX in Philadelphia PA near University of Pennsylvania in 1987

Contact Steve at [email protected] or (908) 310-8038, if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this trumpet.

No picture available

REWARD offered for safe return

Bach Stradivarius Bb trumpet, S/N 106699
  • 37 bell
  • Silver plate
  • used and in good condition, minor scratching from use and minor dings
  • has 4 mutes (straight, cup, harmon & metal plunger)
  • 2 mouthpieces (3C) in case and a couple method books

The horn was left outside of High Line music in Rancho Cucamonga, CA, on Tuesday, June 14th, 2005.

Contact Brian at [email protected] or (909) 518-0347, if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this trumpet.


Bach Stradivarius Bb trumpet, SN 345776
  • silver plated
  • ML bore
  • With straight mute and cup mute
  • 3 mouthpieces (one was a Stork Vacciano 3C)
  • Protec case

Stolen from the owner's vehicle Friday night or Saturday, June 20 or 21, 2008 in Spring Valley, California (San Diego)

Contact Kathleen at [email protected], if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this trumpet.


Bach Stradivarius Bb trumpet, SN 456354
  • Gold lacquer
  • Large bore
  • Heavy-Bell model 72H
  • Dents on 3rd valve slide
  • some corrosion

Stolen in Auto Theft case #02-16163 July 22, 2002, South Bend Police Dept, IN. Also stolen with this instrument was a gold laquered Courtois Flugelhorn and a reunion blues triple trumpet black leather gig bag, and a Peavey 4-channel mixer/amp serial # - 10583462.

Contact Ted Pethick at [email protected] or (574) 514-3281 cell, (574) 246-1561 home or 1337 Woodfield Ave. #201, South Bend, IN 46615, if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this trumpet.

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Bach Stradivarius Bb trumpet
  • Gold brass bell
  • Lacquered with minor dents
  • Good working order
  • Paid $1000 in 1995ish
  • With Neil Sanders and Schilke 16a4 mouthpieces
  • In an old tattered/faded reddish leather double gigback with a Flugelhorn, and also a pocket black-colored trumpet in new little case

Stolen while the owner was moving July 31, 2007 in New York City-upper west side. Flugelhorn and black pocket trumpet also in gigbag.

Contact Holly Hanson at [email protected] or (917) 587-9854, if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this trumpet.

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Bach Stradivarius Model 43 Bb Trumpet, S/N 538280
  • Silver
  • Reverse lead pipe/tuning slide

Was stolen in an auto theft June 25, 2007 in Austin TX. Police case number 075032340.

It was in a black single-trumpet gigbag and also had a 3C Megatone mouthpiece and 3-leg trumpet stand inside.

Contact Tyler Dube at 512-496-8694 if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this trumpet.

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Bach Stradivarius 43
  • Trumpet was in large black soft gig bag that had shoulder strap, greenish/gray interior with central removable pocket.
  • Bag also contained blue zipper bag with approx 4 mouthpieces, straight mute, cup mute, bucket mute, harmon mute, practice mute, charts, oils etc etc.
  • Trumpet is recognizable as the lacquer has been sandpapered off.

Stolen October 15, 2007 from Ghent Area in Norfolk Virginia.

Contact Beverley Losick at [email protected] if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this trumpet.

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Bach Stradivarius 37B Bb Trumpet w/Blackburn leadpipe
  • Blackburn lead-pipe, model 11
  • The horn was in a Bach soft-side gig bag along with two mouthpieces, a Schikle, model 15a4a and a Blackburn, model 3c
  • K and M in-bell trumpet stand stored in the bell
  • half bottle of Super C valve oil
  • The Bach was originally purchased in 1976 and was modified in June of this year with the Blackburn lead-pipe. The distinguishing feature on the trumpet is the Blackburn lead-pipe: the horn is silver and the lead-pipe is raw brass. THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN THE PICTURE. The picture was taken prior to this modification.

The trumpet was stolen sometime between 2:00 pm, October 24th and 10:30 am, October 25th, 2007, from a 1990 Honda Accord parked at my residence in Athens, Tennessee.

Contact Tim Hughes at 865-680-0939 or [email protected] if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this trumpet.


Flugelhorn
Bach Stradivarius silver C trumpet with Malone MC1 leadpipe,
S/N 405012
  • C trumpet
  • Model C180
  • Large bore
  • 229 bell
  • Malone MC1 leadpipe
  • Silver plate, with gold plated accents on the following parts:
    • Bottom valve caps
    • Top valve caps
    • Finger buttons
    • Spit valve key
    • Third valve slide stop screw
  • Turquoise inlaid finger buttons
  • Screw on the first valve slide with a catch similar to the standard Bach equipment for the third valve slide
  • Ring attached to the leadpipe rather than a traditional hook

The trumpet was stolen on March 21, 2001 at 7:30am from the Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago, IL. The Chicago Police Department case number is G-162829.

Contact William Dick, Jr. at [email protected] or (773)505-5477 if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this trumpet.

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Bach Stradivarius C Trumpet, SN 498745
  • B flat tuning crook
  • Silver
  • 239 Bell
  • 25 H Leadpipe

Stolen in Toronto Ontario in November of 2001 at Roy Thomson Hall parking garage.

Contact Andrew McCandless at [email protected] or at 905-681-7654 if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this trumpet.

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Couesnon
Bach Stradivarius silver Eb/D trumpet, S/N 324712
  • Eb/D trumpet
  • Model 189
  • Large bore
  • 239 bell
  • Standard reverse leadpipe
  • After market brass valve guides

The trumpet was stolen on March 21, 2001 at 7:30am from the Lakeview neighborhood in Chicago, IL. The Chicago Police Department case number is G-162829.

Contact William Dick, Jr. at [email protected] or (773)505-5477 if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this trumpet.

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Blackburn Bb Trumpet, S/N 649
  • Gold plated
  • 19-348 leadpipe
  • 213Y20S bell
  • Round tuning slide

The trumpet belonged to Orbert Davis, from whom it was stolen in Chicago on the afternoon of June 12th, 2008.

Contact Blackburn Trumpet at [email protected] or (423)745-7337 if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this trumpet. Blackburn Trumpet will contact Orbert Davis.

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Conn Vintage One trumpet.
  • Silver
  • Serial number xxxx82

Stolen October 30, 2004, Casa Del Mar Hotel, Santa Monica, CA. Also stolen with this instrument were Bach and Marcinkiewicz mouthpieces.

Contact Bill Churchville at [email protected] or (818) 652-0839, if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this trumpet.

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French Besson Classic, Bb trumpet, SN 21237
  • silver plate
  • 'French Besson Classic' engraved on bell
  • Model no. 262-2 (model number does not appear on horn)
  • Black leather valve protectors
  • No other distinguishing marks
  • Stolen with a French Besson Classic C trumpet. They were in a maroon fabric double case with brown leather binding and gold hardware. Also in the case were Bach mouthpieces, 1C and 3C.

    They were stolen Saturday night, Oct. 7, in Galesburg, IL.

Contact John Miller at [email protected], 770-964-7047 or 404-983-7085, if you have any information that can help in the recovery of these instruments.

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French Besson Classic, C trumpet, SN 16688
  • silver plate
  • 'French Besson Classic' engraved on bell
  • Model no. 562-2 (model number does not appear on horn)
  • Black leather valve protectors
  • No other distinguishing marks
  • Stolen with a French Besson Classic Bb trumpet. They were in a maroon fabric double case with brown leather binding and gold hardware. Also in the case were Bach mouthpieces, 1C and 3C.

    They were stolen Saturday night, Oct. 7, in Galesburg, IL.

Contact John Miller at [email protected], 770-964-7047 or 404-983-7085, if you have any information that can help in the recovery of these instruments.

No picture available
Besson 'Najoom' model C trumpet, SN 16683
  • When stolen, it was in a Bach quad case with three other trumpets

Stolen in Detroit on June 22, 2001.

Several instruments were stolen and reported to the Detroit Police Department on June 22, 2001. All together, the following were stolen:

  • Yamaha YTR6335HSMV Mike Vax Bb trumpet #401868
  • Besson 'Najoom' model C trumpet #16683
  • Schilke E3L Eb/D trumpet #16572
  • Yamaha YTR9830 Bb/A Piccolo trumpet #401159
  • The above items all contained in a Bach quad case
  • Cousenon 'Monoploe Star' Flugelhorn #41414, in a brown Holton gig bag

    Contact Paul Roache at [email protected], or (313) 886-1590, if you have any information that can help in the recovery of these instruments.

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    Conn 60-B Bb trumpet, SN K55566
    • Gold lacquer finish
    • Medium bore

    Stolen in Manhattan , New York, many years ago.

    Contact Jeff Miller at [email protected], or (206)655-3653, if you have any information that can help in the recovery of these instruments.

    No picture available
    Getzen Eterna, Doc Severinson Model Bb Trumpet, SN SK5747
    • Silver

    Stolen from Central Florida in 1992.

    The trail is cold as this horn was stolen in 1992; however, good instruments never disappear and I know that someone out there is playing it. This trumpet is not particularly valuable and it has long since been replaced, but it's 20 year history is priceless to me.

    Contact Tommy at [email protected] if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this trumpet.

    No picture available
    King Super 20 by H. N. White Bb Trumpet, SN 330XXX

    Stolen from Drury College, Springfield, Missouri in 1981.

    At the time it had just been refurbished, silver plated, and had a then new black King case with blue interior. At the time the case had a Bach 3C mouthpiece in it and a convertible straight/cup mute with a thumbscrew removable aluminum cup.

    This was my father's trumpet. Reward offered. No questions asked.

    Contact Scott Pope at [email protected] or cell phone 417 773 5127 if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this trumpet.

    No picture available

    REWARD offered for safe return

    Lawler
      RECOVERED!
    No picture available
    Monette Custom MB-111/MB-199 Bb Trumpet, SN 771
    • Raw brass finish
    • No case

    Stolen in 1992 in Athens, Ohio (filed with police)

    Contact Dave Miller at [email protected] , or call 740-654-4647, if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this trumpet.


    Large cash reward upon return.
    No questions asked.

    Monette STC-1 PRANA Bb Trumpet, SN 1944
    • Raw brass finish
    • Stolen with a Monette STC-1 PRANA C in raw brass, SN 1836 and 4 PRANA mouthpieces (C15M-81, C15M-84, C15M-14 hole, B15M-88) and Monette double case.

    Stolen on 5/4/05 in Traverse City, Michigan.

    Contact Scott Sorenson at [email protected] , or call 231.947.1700 or 231.883.2793, if you have any information that can help in the recovery of these trumpets.

    No picture available
    Monette STC-1 C Trumpet, SN 860
    • Raw brass finish
    • It is inside a black Wolkpak (tube-like) single case, with a mute bag clipped to the side. Also attached is a mouthpiece pouch with Monette C2 (STC-2 blank) and B5 (STC-1 blank) mouthpieces in it, a straight mute, practice mute, valve oil, slide grease, cleaning snake, and mouthpiece brush.

    Stolen on May 10, 2007 in Newcastle, Washington, USA.

    Contact Matt Dalton at 425-277-6585 or [email protected], if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this trumpet.

    No picture available
    Monette STC-1 PRANA C Trumpet, SN 1836
    • Raw brass finish
    • Stolen with a Monette STC-1 PRANA Bb in raw brass, SN 1944 and 4 PRANA mouthpieces (C15M-81, C15M-84, C15M-14 hole, B15M-88) and Monette double case.

    Stolen on 5/4/05 in Traverse City, Michigan.

    Contact Scott Sorenson at [email protected] , or call 231.947.1700 or 231.883.2793, if you have any information that can help in the recovery of these trumpets.

    No picture available
    Schilke Trumpet, SN 38579
    • Model S32
    • Silver plated
    • Recently repaired with a re-assembled bell and low temp silver solder, new springs, and felts
    • In an SKB hardshell contour case, with a trumpet stand in the bell

    Stolen on October 26, 2008 near Jazzbones, which is off 6th Ave. in Tacoma WA.

    Contact Nathan Chollar at [email protected], if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this instrument.

    No picture available
    Schilke Trumpet, SN 53003
    • Model B1
    • Gold plated

    Lost July 22, 2008 in shipping via Canada Post to North Carolina, USA. Last trace location was Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Reward offered, amount to be determined based on condition.

    Contact Larry Woods at [email protected] or call 780-720-8214 , if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this instrument.

    No picture available
    Schilke E3L Eb/D Trumpet, SN 16572
    • When stolen, it was in Bach quad case with three other trumpets, and a Cousenon flugelhorn.

    Stolen in Detroit on June 22, 2001.

    Several instruments were stolen and reported to the Detroit Police Department on June 22, 2001. All together, the following were stolen:

  • Yamaha YTR6335HSMV Mike Vax Bb trumpet #401868
  • Besson 'Najoom' model C trumpet #16683
  • Schilke E3L Eb/D trumpet #16572
  • Yamaha YTR9830 Bb/A Piccolo trumpet #401159
  • The above items all contained in a Bach quad case
  • Cousenon 'Monoploe Star' Flugelhorn #41414, in a brown Holton gig bag

    Contact Paul Roache at [email protected], or (313) 886-1590, if you have any information that can help in the recovery of these instruments.

  • No picture available
    TR232 Trumpet, SN 491567
    • Brass with laquer finish

    Stolen on October 20, 2006 in Houston, TX.

    Contact Chuck Taylor at [email protected], if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this instrument.

    No picture available
    Yamaha YTR6335HSV Mike Vax Bb Trumpet, SN 401868
    • When stolen, it was in Bach quad case with three other trumpets, and a Cousenon flugelhorn.

    Stolen in Detroit on June 22, 2001.

    Several instruments were stolen and reported to the Detroit Police Department on June 22, 2001. All together, the following were stolen:

  • Yamaha YTR6335HSMV Mike Vax Bb trumpet #401868
  • Besson 'Najoom' model C trumpet #16683
  • Schilke E3L Eb/D trumpet #16572
  • Yamaha YTR9830 Bb/A Piccolo trumpet #401159
  • The above items all contained in a Bach quad case
  • Cousenon 'Monoploe Star' Flugelhorn #41414, in a brown Holton gig bag

    Contact Paul Roache at [email protected], or (313) 886-1590, if you have any information that can help in the recovery of these instruments.

  • No picture available
    Yamaha YRT9830 Bb/A Piccolo Trumpet, SN 401159
    • When stolen, it was in Bach quad case with three other trumpets, and a Cousenon flugelhorn.

    Stolen in Detroit on June 22, 2001.

    Several instruments were stolen and reported to the Detroit Police Department on June 22, 2001. All together, the following were stolen:

  • Yamaha YTR6335HSMV Mike Vax Bb trumpet #401868
  • Besson 'Najoom' model C trumpet #16683
  • Schilke E3L Eb/D trumpet #16572
  • Yamaha YTR9830 Bb/A Piccolo trumpet #401159
  • The above items all contained in a Bach quad case
  • Cousenon 'Monoploe Star' Flugelhorn #41414, in a brown Holton gig bag

    Contact Paul Roache at [email protected], or (313) 886-1590, if you have any information that can help in the recovery of these instruments.

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    Couesnon Paris 'Star' flugelhorn SN 74782
    • Lacquer finish
    • Reeves alignment
    • Yamaha trigger on 3rd valve slide
    • Amato water key on 3rd slide

    Stolen October 30, 2004, Casa Del Mar Hotel, Santa Monica, CA. Also stolen with this instrument were Warburton Mouthpieces and a Protec 'Vax' combo case.

    Contact Bill Churchville at [email protected] or (818) 652-0839, if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this flugelhorn.

    No picture available
    Courtois flugelhorn.
    • Gold lacquer

    Stolen in Auto Theft case #02-16163 July 22, 2002, South Bend Police Dept, IN. Also stolen with this instrument was a gold laquered Bach Stradivarious Bb trumpet and a reunion blues triple trumpet black leather gig bag, and a Peavey 4-channel mixer/amp serial # - 10583462.

    Contact Ted Pethick at [email protected] or (574) 514-3281 cell, (574) 246-1561 home or 1337 Woodfield Ave. #201, South Bend, IN 46615, if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this flugelhorn.

    No picture available
    Courtois Flugal horn, SN 22763
    • Raw brass
    • Large bell
    • Stolen along with a Dennis Wick adjustable cup mute, a Jo-Ral copper harmon mute and a triple reunion blues gig bag.
    • Stolen with a Lawler Bb trumpet that was recovered on July 31st, 2007--flugelhorn still missing.

    Stolen on 4/21/04.

    Contact Nick McDonald at [email protected] , in Ozark, AL, if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this flugelhorn.

    No picture available
    Cousenon 'Monopole Star' Flugelhorn, SN 41414
    • When stolen, it was in a brown Holton gig bag

    Stolen in Detroit on June 22, 2001.

    Several instruments were stolen and reported to the Detroit Police Department on June 22, 2001. All together, the following were stolen:

  • Yamaha YTR6335HSMV Mike Vax Bb trumpet #401868
  • Besson 'Najoom' model C trumpet #16683
  • Schilke E3L Eb/D trumpet #16572
  • Yamaha YTR9830 Bb/A Piccolo trumpet #401159
  • The above items all contained in a Bach quad case
  • Cousenon 'Monoploe Star' Flugelhorn #41414, in a brown Holton gig bag

    Contact Paul Roache at [email protected], or (313) 886-1590, if you have any information that can help in the recovery of these instruments.

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    Flip Oakes Wild Thing Flugel Horn SN 26711.
    • Lacquer
    • Excellent condition
    • With black Reunion Blues Trpt/Flugel Gig Bag
    • With Monette Prana MF-1 Flugelhorn mouthpiece

    Stolen in Tampa, Florida September 30, 2008

    Contact Dan McMillion at (574) 514-3281 cell, 813-831-1616 office; 813-240-6743 cell, if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this flugelhorn.

    No picture available
    Star
    Jupiter Flugelhorn

    Lost at CSU Ft Collins CO in student center during Rocky Mountain Summer Music Camp 14 July 06. 13 year old lost back pack music case, soft sided, with a Jupiter flugelhorn and Yamaha student cornet w/shepards crook inside. The flugelhorn is a rose brass color model 846RL with the 3rd valve trigger, the cornet is lacquer. Also 2 mouthpieces, both 3c one burgundy plastic. Child heartbroken. Any help greatly appreciated.

    Contact 719-527-9601/719-499-9017 if you have any information regarding the whereabouts of this instrument.

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    Vincent Bach Stradivarius Flugelhorn, S/N 212677

    This instrument was misappropriated form Corus Brass Band rehearsal room in Port Talbot, South Wales, U.K.

    Contact Alan Johns at [email protected] if you have any information regarding the whereabouts of this instrument.

    No picture available
    Yamaha 731 flugelhorn with a trigger, S/N no known
    • red brass
    • trigger
    • Was in a triple gig bad with Bach Stradavarious Bb Trumpet Model 37 S/N 59382, listed above
    • Also in bag were cummerbunds, bow ties, cleaning supplies, etc
    • Significant reward for return of these horns.

    Stolen out of a 1987 Honda CRX in Philadelphia PA near University of Pennsylvania in 1987

    Contact Steve at [email protected] or (908) 310-8038, if you have any information that can help in the recovery of this trumpet.

    No picture available

    REWARD offered for safe return

    C. G. Conn Euphonium
      RECOVERED!
    Yamaha YEP-321 Euphonium, S/N 4025

    This instrument is missing from the Duke University Music Department.

    Contact John R. Guptill, Conductor, Duke University Wind Symphony at [email protected] or call (919) 660-3306, if you have any information regarding the whereabouts of this instrument.

    No picture available
    Conn 88HCLO
      RECOVERED!
    Recovery Story
    Yamaha Xeno YSL-4456, S/N 387555

    This, and another trombone, were stolen out of a car on February 3, 2007. Stolen in front of the Santa Clarita Bowling lanes in Santa Clarita, California.

  • Gold brass.
  • In a charcoaled colored hard case with shoulder strap.
  • In the case there was a plunger in the bell and a Vincent Bach 6 1/2 AL small shank mouthpiece.

    Contact Spencer Solomon at [email protected] if you have any information regarding the whereabouts of this instrument.

  • No picture available
    Yamaha Xeno YSL-882GO, S/N 441400

    This, and another trombone, were stolen out of a car on February 3, 2007. Stolen in front of the Santa Clarita Bowling lanes in Santa Clarita, California.

  • Gold brass.
  • In a maroon colored case that says XENO series on the side.
  • In the case there was a Vincent Bach 6 1/2 A mouth piece along with a 1 1/2 G mouthpiece. Both mouthpiece are large shank.

    Contact Spencer Solomon at [email protected] if you have any information regarding the whereabouts of this instrument.

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    Besson 3v compensating BBb Tuba,
    S/N 437365; Duke Asset #17319

    This instrument is missing from the Duke University Music Department.

    Contact John R. Guptill, Conductor, Duke University Wind Symphony at [email protected] or call (919) 660-3306, if you have any information regarding the whereabouts of this instrument.

    No picture available

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    2. Use the subject line 'LOST INSTRUMENT' or 'STOLEN INSTRUMENT' in your email.
    3. Include a description of the missing instrument. You may want to include such things as the make, model, serial number, finish, date lost/stolen, where lost/stolen, and other things that were with it that may help identification.
    4. Include your contact name, E-mail address and/or phone number. Please don't send a physical address as a form of contact if you can avoid it.
    5. Attach a photo if you would like one posted.
    6. Once the information is posted, check it for accuracy. Report any errors to Joyce Maley.
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    WHAT TO DO TO PROTECT YOUR INSTRUMENT FROM THEFT

    1. Keep track of your equipment.
    2. Take only what you need to a job.
    3. Don't leave equipment unattended.
    4. Keep small items, that are easily picked up by passing people, toward the middle of the section.
    5. Keep your eyes open and be aware of your surroundings. If you don't trust the people walking by, then don't take your hands off your equipment.
    6. Insure your more expensive equipment. Most insurance complanies can add an instrument floater policy to your homeowner's policy. Be aware that professionally used equipment may not be insurable, or may be insurable at a higher rate, due to the higher risk. Keep the original receipt, to include the serial number. Keep a picture of it too, just in case you have to file a claim.
    7. Install a monitored burglar alarm for your home. It will not only protect your possessions when you are away, it will protect your whole family from fire and burglars.
    8. You may also want to check out the history of your instrument. Try to get hold of the original sales receipts, and always use receipts yourself!
    9. Offer a reward. Sometimes even a small one will help. Often a stolen instrument ends up in the hands of an unsuspecting buyer, whom is then faced with the difficult moral dillema of playing a stolen instrument, or giving up their 'investment'. Help them out, they'll cooperate!
    10. Make a commitment to never acquire stolen, or suspected stolen, gear. Buying stolen equipment will encourage more theft, and your instrument may be next.

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    WHAT TO DO WHEN YOUR INSTRUMENT IS STOLEN

    Couesnon Flugelhorn For Sale

    1. Immediately call the police and report it. Make sure you have all the information you need to identify it accurately.
    2. Immediately report the loss to your insurace company, even if you think it will be recovered.
    3. List your stolen instrument on this page.
    4. Contact local pawn shops with the item description.
    5. Contact local band directors with the item description.
    6. Contact local music stores with the item description.
    7. Monitor online sources, such as eBay, Trumpet Herald, Hornplayer.net, and other links for online for sale ads.
    8. Report the loss to the appropriate online instrument discussion lists.
    9. For higher ticket, and custom made instruments (Alexander, Lawson, Paxman, Pizka, Rauch, Lewis, Durk, Rico Kuhn, Blackburn, Lawler, Monette, Scodwell, Taylor, Wedgewood, etc), you may want to contact the manufacture or the major dealer in your country. If future owners want service on these instruments, they may send them back to the custom shop for work, not knowing they are stolen.
    10. If you are going to buy an instrument, check this page first. If you find an instrument you want to buy is on this list, contact the individual listed and the police. If you find one stolen instrument, it is possible that yours is not far away.

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