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Elkhorn (Getzen) Trumpet
Elkhorn (Getzen) Trump  
Hi! I purchased an older model trumpet a few years ago for about $100 (decent shape/playable) and I've tried researching it a few times but can't much info regarding age, model, quality, worth. The bell says 'Elkhorn. a div of Getzen. Elkhorn, Wis.' The outside of 2nd valve has the # 94653. It looks like older brass (natural patina showing in places). Some online searching led me to think this trumpet is from the 1940's but its hard finding detailed info on 'Elkhorn Getzen trumpets'. I'm interested to know its estimated age/background, about this particular model and its worth. Thank you!

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Jen, The horn was made in the late 1950's to very early 1960's before the fire that burned down the Getzen factory in 1963. The Elkhorn was a stripped down version of the 90 Deluxe. It is a student model and is built solid. They were designed to take a lot of abuse since students tend to have many accidents with their horns. They aren't terribly rare and sell in the $100-200 range.

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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

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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.

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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)

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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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