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Hi I have a custom built E-Benge 3 silver trumpet SN#38719 Resno tempered iam trying to find out how old it is and how much its possibly worth. Thank you for your help. Lisa

Lisa, the trumpet dates to about 1984 and was made at the King factory in Eastlake Ohio. It isn't as valuable as an Los Angeles made but still is considered a very good pro model. The 3 was the most common model made by Benge and were used by a lot of pros. The value depends on the wear to the finish, wear to the valves, and overall playing condition. I can give you a range based on that of $300-700, with $700 being almost mint.


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Mike Pawul


I am familiar with most trumpets, cornets, and flugelhorns. I can answer most questions about playing and musicality. Best of all, if I can't answer it directly I play regularly in several bands and have many "old timers" that are familiar with most things that I am not. I collect, repair, and refinish old and new horns and have sold over 1700 with more than 900 on ebay


I have played since 1965 and studied with many directors and trumpeters. I have been collecting since 2002 and have over 150 horns in my personal collection. I have done repair and refinsh since 2003 and have done work on over 2500 horns.

Kosair Shrine Brass Band and Dance Band, The Notables, The New Tones, Bourbon City Brass Band, River Cities Concert Band, Derby City Brass Band, University of Louisville Community Band, Member of Trumpet Players International Network (TPIN), Bugles Across America (BAA), Member of the National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians (NAPBIRT)

I played at Brunswick High School. I played through college and have a BS in Business Administration from Trinity College. Of course, I am still learning from all my friends that play and work on trumpets around the world.

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Without being vain, numerous awards and have played in several honor bands.

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