Trumpet/Bundy value


I have a Bundy trumpet that has been In the family for over 40 years. The story is my Grandmother bought it at a yard sale. It is engraved with Bundy on the bell and the serial is 13136. I am curious of it's age and value. Thank you.

Teresa, The horn is an early made model from Selmer US. Selmer had a President named George Bundy and they started an instrument in each line named after him. In their early years in the 1920's to 1950's period they didn't produce many horns of their own and had several companies build horns for them. After they bought the Peddler plant in 1958 they ramped up their own horns and started their production numbers over again. So when horns before 1958 were made for them the company that built them used their own serial numbers. That makes it difficult to track dates made and who made it for them. Without seeing it I would have to guess but the value would be less than $200 in very good 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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