Stuff Band Directors Need to Know

Many repair manuals are written with the technician in mind. This is a modern repair manual written with band directors in mind. It gives thorough guidance to many everyday simple repairs, such as flute adjustments, tying French horn rotors, and brass cleaning. It deals with how to troubleshoot and assess instruments for repair, whether the problem is fixable in the band room or needs to go to the repair shop. Low tech, low cost repairs are presented in color pictures, showing each step clearly. There is also a section that talks about finding and working with a repair tech, starting a booster program, and vendors of band instrument supplies.

Getzen Cornet

One of Getzen's finest, the Super Deluxe line.  At one time these horns were considered pro-line.  Now they are considered upper intermediate.  Rich warms sound, centers well, with little resistance.  Cosmetically, the lacquer is very worn, and there are a few minor dents, however the valves are smooth and fast.  This cornet has been sonically cleaned and precision calibrated.  Slides move freely.  Comes with case and mouthpiece.

350.00                      Contact me if interested

Bundy Cornet

Made by the Selmer company of Elkhart, Indiana, Bundy is the workhorse of student line instruments. This cornet is in fantastic shape.  No dents, no leadpipe rot, sonically cleaned and precision calibrated, this cornet is ready for some brass band action.  

$250.00              Contact me if interested

King Silvertone Cornet

Top of the line, professional vintage cornet.  Known for its rich dark sound, this silver instrument features some gorgeous hand engraving.  It is cosmetically flawless,  no dents or signs of rot.  Sonically cleaned, precision calibrated, and comes with two vintage mouthpieces.  


$750.00                Contact me if interested

Getzen Eterna Cornet

Pro-line instrument with classic shepherd's crook back turn in the bell.  The leadpipe and the main tuning slide crook have been replaced.   Some plating wear around the valve block, however, no major dents.  Sonically cleaned, precision calibration.  Fast moving first crook trigger.

1000.00           Contact me if interested


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