Bach Trombones – Shop Cards

Bach Trombones – Shop Cards

Vincent Bach – Shop Cards (Trombone)

Bach used simple note cards for his shop card records of each horn.  In about 1926 Bach started to standardize on the information includes. During the years, the same basic information was recorded, however the format slightly changed through the years. Trombone shop cards are generally available through the 6,5XX serial number range.  Fellow Bach loyalists have also uploaded their shop cards into our database, so you can see other examples of trombone shop cards.

If you contact Conn-Selmer customer service in Elkhart, IN and politely request a copy of the shop card they are most often willing to fax, email to you.

Conn Selmer
600 Industrial Pkwy
Elkhart, IN
(574) 522-1675

Kudos for Conn-Selmer to continue to information on the heritage of these Vincent Bach Corporation brass instruments!  Click here for Shop Card (Trumpet).

 

Bach Trombone – Shop Card fields

Field
(earliest example on shopcard)
Description
(Slide) Serial Number The serial number of the instrument.
Slide Model Examples include:
42
Bell Diameter Examples include:
7″
7.5″
Bell Mandrel No. Examples include:
401
414
Bell Model No. (1960) Examples include:
42
Tuning Slide Bow Examples include:
401C
414
Goose Neck Examples include:
401D Brass
401D Nickel Silver
Neckpiece Tube (1960) Examples include:
414
Slide Bore Examples include:
500/514
.547″
Slide Width Examples include:
3 3/16″
3 3/8″
Tightness (1960) E.T.
Extra Tight
Material Outer Tube (1960) E.Q. Brass
Inner Tube (1960) 18% N.S. (Nickel Silver)
Plating (1960) Chrome
Mouthpipe No Examples include:
454
Date Completed (1960)
Date Sold (1960)
Finish of Instrument (1960)
Customer

 

Bach Trombone – Shop Card examples

Serial # Sold Date Shop Card Image
 Serial #0006 9/12/(1930)
4/21/1931
8/31/1935
 
 Serial# 0013 8/7/(1930)
10/18/(1930)
11/27/(1930)
4/16/1931
10/19/(1931)
 
 Serial # 5758  2/3/1960  

Source: TromboneForum.org

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  1. John McKevitt
    #1 John McKevitt 20 January, 2014, 11:32

    Do you have any information or a shop card on a N Y Stradivarius Trombone model 35 S with a 401 bell. The s/n is 122 with an “L” underneath

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  2. Bach Loyalist
    #2 Bach Loyalist Author 16 February, 2014, 14:21

    That would be an early Bach trombone with that serial number. Suggest you contact Conn Selmer (address above in this article), and request a shop card.

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