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I was offered to trade a couesnon (Paris)cornet serial # 63709 or 63705 for some other musical equipment. I think it's probably a student line and not of equal value for my stuff. Can you give me a ball park idea of value. There is a repair ticket for 1978so  it should be in good shape. Thanks.

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Lisa, It depends on which model it is and the condition it is in to determine a value. Couesnon made horns from student to pro and the model would tell you the level it played at. Without the info above I can't really give you a good idea of value. Plus I can't tell if it is a repair ticket from 1978 or a repair of $1978. With more info I could help you more.

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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.

Organizations
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.

Awards and Honors
Without being vain, numerous awards and have played in several honor bands.

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