Bach Mouthpieces – Design Variations

Bach Mouthpieces – Design Variations

Bach Trumpet Mouthpieces – A Textual History

A quick overview of Bach mouthpieces from an correspondence from Tedd Waggoner.

“All of the early mouthpiece samples of the Bach mouthpiece production….i.e. 85th St. location, E.41st St. location, and the Bronx have a (.) after Corp.

Sometime during the Mt. Vernon years (1953-1963) he started leaving the (.) off. It simply said “Vincent Bach Corp” Sometime after Selmer bought the Bach Company, (after 1963) they started putting the (.) back on.

In the early 1990’s (I think around 1993 or 94) we started manufacturing the mpc’s sans (without) the word “Corp.”. The reason was there was no longer a Vincent Bach Corporation since it had long been swallowed up by the Selmer / Magnavox / North American Phillips / Integrated Resources / Kirkland-Messina deals.”

Bach Trumpet Mouthpieces – A Visual History

One of the earliest Bach mouthpieces (1919)
from eBay. Location/Address is in correct timeframe

Visual Comparison of Early Bach Mouthpieces
(left is earliest known design style. Very Similar to original pieces at Conn Selmer)

 Bach Trumpet Mouthpieces – A Visual History (Unique Models)

We are always looking for unique early Bach mouthpieces to be added to our images below.   Before Bach switched to the current numbering system, example of mouthpieces included the “crackerjack”, “star”, and “aida” models.  Please contact us via the contact us link at the top of each page if you have examples of these models.

Here’s a summary of known models, prior to current numbering system.

Trumpet Trombone
Crackerjack Jazz
Medium
* (Star)
Aida
Glantz Model
Medium
(another others?)

 

Era Model Marking
circa early 1920s none “VINCENT BACH, NEW YORK”
 circa early 1920’s  cornet
model 7
 “VINCENT BACH, NEW YORK”
 
 
 circa early 1920’s  cornet
model 8
 “VINCENT BACH, NEW YORK”
 
 
 circa early 1920’s  model 111 1/2 “MADE BY V BACH – LEWIN.”
 
 circa early 1920’s  model “star”later became
model 9D
 “VINCENT BACH, NEW YORK”
 
 
 
 date?  cornet
model 17c2
 
circa 1920’s Trombone
Model 12
 “VINCENT BACH, NEW YORK”

Sources:
C. Dankler; Early Bach Mouthpiece Images
J. Jobe – Mt.Vernon Mouthpiece Image

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