Instrument Collection

Choosing where an instrument sits on the spectrum between ‘random parts’ and ‘fully usable instrument’ is sometimes a bit difficult, so in this section I’ve decided to break up the collection into different categories.

Instruments that I consider my ‘main’ instruments:

TypeMake/ModelPitchYear
CornetB&H Sovereign 921Bb1979
CornetBesson EnharmonicBb~1907
TrumpetJean Paul TR430Bb~2017
TromboneB&H SovereignBb1976
TromboneGetzen 3047AFRBb/F1995
B/TromboneKing 7BBb/F/Gb/D1940-45
B/TromboneBach Stradivarius 50B3Bb/F/Gb/D1983
EuphoniumSalvation Army Super TriumphonicBb1964
TubaSalvation Army Super TriumphonicEb1966

 


 

Interesting instruments in my collection:

TypeMake/ModelPitchYearSignificance
CornetBesson EnharmonicBb1908Very rare model with the Besson Enharmonic valve design
CornetConn 81a “Long” cornetBb/A1922Gift from wife, came with complete set of alternative tuning slides
CornetMeredith Open ToneBb~1917Very rare model with the unique Meredith Open Tone design
CornetJupiter JCR-526RBb>2000With the ‘Vario-max’ tuning system
FlugelhornThierry?Bb<1900Only has two valves, no idea why
French HornLidl-BrnoF???Odd compensating design with long horizontal fourth valve
MellophoneConn 18E MellophoniumF1970’sUnusual instrument
FrumpetGetzenFUnusual instrument
HornBessonE->B1885Belonged to my grandfather, has markings on each tuning slide to adjust the tuning to several different pitches. Missing the missing main tuning slides to make that possible, though.
HornLaFleurEb???Looks like a flugelhorn, but is in Eb
HornDEGG???Is a marching instrument, effectively a flugelhorn in the key of G

 


 

Instruments that I’m wanting to restore:

TypeMake/ModelPitchYear
CornetConn Conn-QuerorBb1909
CornetH. N. WhiteBb/C~1913
CornetSalvation Army, various models (x3)Bb
Tenor HornSalvation Army TriumphonicEb1960
EuphoniumBesson Enharmonic (4v)Bb~1912
TubaBesson Enharmonic (3v)Eb~1912

 


 

Instruments/Hardware with special significance:

ItemModelYearDetails
Eb Soprano CornetBoosey & Hawkes Imperial1959Was used by my father
Cornet MouthpieceKosikup mouthpiece1910?Was used by my father
Bb CornetHigham Standard Class1895Was used by my great-grandfather & grandfather M
Tenor HornBesson E-B multiple key circular Tenor Horn1885Was owned by my grandfather M
G Bass TromboneBoosey & Hawkes Imperial1966Was used by my Grandfather H for several decades