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i was wondering if you could possibly find some info on a horn i recently purchased, it says made in czechoslovakia on the stem where the mouthpiece is inserted and has a wurlitzer professional stamp on the bell. the numbers 31133 are stamped across the side of the valve area.

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Wurlitzer did not make their own instruments in the time period when yours was made; if there is an anchor on your trumpet somewhere it was likely made by Boland and Fuchs and imported by Wurlitzer. I can't really tell you when it was made, but probably after World War II. It might be a decent horn but they are not particularly sought out, and therefore not terribly valuable. Depending on condition, perhaps $100 to $200. But, if it plays well for you, that's all that matters.

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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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