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I have a Buescher trumpet I bought a few years ago and am now ready to sell it and I was after a heads up on rough value and any info on it, it has a fair bit of wear in it but no dents and plays beautifully. Markings on trumpet are 39796 ML. Thanks

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That particular trumpet was made some few years ago in China and sold for a discount. Compared to the classic instruments from the thirties through the 70s, it has about no value. You might get $50 for it, with "a fair amount of wear."

Sorry I couldn't give you better news.

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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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