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I'm fairly certain it's an Eb trumpet.

The bell says:
"Donald E Getzen
DEG Products Inc
Lake Geneva, WIS U.S.A."

Serial number is 227593

I've spent a bit of time googling. I found out it's not a getzen, but a DEG. What I can't find is anything about this trumpet or it's value. It's in good condition, no dents just a little wear on the finish and some spots. Sounds pretty nice.

Laurel, It looks like a Bb trumpet to me. If the overall length is around 19" then it is a Bb. An Eb would be quite a bit shorter. Donald split from Getzen to make his own instruments and founded DEG. That company is now called Dynasty. He had his horns made by Blessing and Allied. This horn looks to be a Blessing and would date to 1975. The Signature series is a good playing line and they do have some value. The value depends on when and where you sell but should be somewhere around $200-300.  


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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


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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