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asoralvin wrote at 2014-03-05 08:11:31
While there are a plethora of used Bach Stradivarius Model 37's

on the market (hence the wide spread of 1-1.4k suggested, the same can not be stated of the Holton T-401 Galaxy.  The Holton is an excellent trumpet, considered to be at a professional level by many.  On the other hand, it was not marketed as nor is designed as a symphonic nor 'all around' model.  Fully nickel plated and a primarily cylindrical bore, its a powerful horn that swings.  Current value for this well made trumpet is from two to four hundred dollars for rather nice to fine examples, and a bit more for excellent.  BTW   the Galaxy cornet is a fabulous horn, exceptional.  Like many cornets you can buy one at pennies to the dollar of its trumpet stablemate.  If anyone wishes to sell their Holton Galaxy in extra fine shape for $200., consider it sold..contact ME.


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Thomas Krueger

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I can answer your questions about Buescher trumpets and cornets. I have been playing Buescher for 35 years and collecting for 7.

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I first started playing my grandfather's Buescher 400 trumpet in 1975. Since then I have done a lot of research, including original catalogs and advertisements that I own, correspondence with other Buescher owners, and obtaining my own Buescher collection, including six trumpets and three cornets.

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I am a technical writer with 15 years experience. I have also been playing trumpet since 1975 and collecting Buescher for the past 7 years.

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