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Hello, I have a trumpet that is in a leather or leather like case burgundy valor of some kind detailing the inside.  The only inscriptions' on this trumpet is on the horn part that sais "GRAND"  and there are a set of numbers "514813 further up the trumpet.  Do you know who make this.  How long ago they were made and possible value.  Ths has to be at least 40 years of age because my husband played it in his younger years and is now 57 years of age.  


Lauren, I can't tell for 100% certainty from your picture. But I believe it is a stencil horn that was made by Amati or Kuhnl and Hoyer in the late 1960's. A stencil horn is made as a generic brand for music stores to sell as a cheaper alternative to a name brand US made horn. It is worth around $100, or more if it is in mint shape.


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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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