Trumpet/Buescher LP C 13 ser 211484
I have a Buescher model LP C 13. I played it in Junior High School and it was old then.. (I'm 60)
I have not had it polished as I don't know if that decreases value as in some old stuff.
It has all of the slides and though the valves are a little sticky everything works fine.. I have one original mouthpiece. Case is not too bad considering age.. handle and all latches work fine.
I took up guitar in High school and am now a jazz blues guitarist. I kept this thing in case my boys wanted to play but no such luck.
I now want to sell lit but have no idea what it is worth.. Any advice / information you could give me would be appreciated..
Thanks a bunch,
Your cornet, a Model 13, was made in 1926. As you probably know, the C marking means that this cornet can be converted to play in the key of C by changing the slides.
The C conversion is desirable, so that helps for selling. I would guess it might sell for $200 on ebay; perhaps a little more because of the C conversion and the condition. Don't bother to polish it before you sell, let the buyer do that.
Good luck with your sale; players are discovering that Buescher instruments are high quality and play very well.