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Bach Trumpets – Price List (1935)

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Trumpet Catalog – Price List (1935)
Note the similarity of the trombone price list of the same era.

Prices of Bach Trumpets Stradivarius Model
Cash Prices
These are professional net prices – with
the professional discounts already deducted.
Bb Bach Stradivarius
Finish 1 – Highly polished brass bell with nickel silver trimming. $125.00
Finish 1 1/2 – Highly polished brass, entire instrument lacquered and baked.Transparent lacquer should be given preference because a heavier coat can be applied with discoloring the instrument. We use the best material and the finish is applied in the best possible manner, but no guarantee can be given. Lacquer is not a permanent finish as the following statement by the “national Association of Band Instrument Manufacturers will indicate: “Lacquer is only a temporary finish and should be sold as such.” 130.00
Finish 2 – Heavily silver plated, velvet finish, inside of bell burnished. 135.00
Finish 2 1/2 – Heavily silver plated, velvet finish, inside of bell gold plated and burnished. 140.00
Finish 3 -Extra heavily silver plated, bell inside and outside, mouthpipe, slide bows and trimmings burnished to mirror furnish, valves and slides stain finish. 142.00
Finish 3 1/2 – Extra heavily silver plated, bell, mouthpipe, knuckles and and trimmings burnished to mirror finish, valves and slides in satin finish, inside of bell gold plated and burnished. 147.00
Finish 4 – Extra heavily silver plated, bell, knuckles and trimmings burnished to mirror finish, bell elegantly engraved and gold inlaid, inside of bell gold plated. 170.00
Finish 5 – Quadruple gold plated, burnished all over. 230.00
Finish 5 1/2 – De Luxe finish, quadruple gold plated on silver base, elaborate engraving inside and outside of bell, burnished all over, engraving in stain gold. The most ravishing masterpiece in the art of musical instrument making. 250.00

The cost of lacquering used instruments is higher because the instrument must first be thoroughly cleaned, overhauled, and all dents and scratches removed. Even the slightest finger mark would cause the lacquer to peel. The instrument being free of dents, lacquering costs approximately $7.50 including cleaning and polishing. All other repairs are charged for in addition and are subject to our regular rates based on the actual working-time necessary to perform first class job.


If an extra tuning slide with a nickel silver quick-change-to-A rotary valve is desired, the price is $15.00 additional in brass finish, $18.00 silver plated, $25.00 gold plated.

Vincent Bach Corp. – 1935 Catalog / Price List

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Frances Tice October 17, 2013 - 12:16 pm

I found the information I was searching for on this BACH LOYALIST web site. I have been looking for the correct way to obtain a copy of the shop card for my New York Bach Strad. trumpet serial # 1270.Thanks for having this information available for all Bach lovers. Frances Tice

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