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Rare York Band Instrument Co. Air-Flow cornet case

  • York Band Instrument Co. Air-Flow cornet

    Serial  #120740


      York ends up making these from about 1938 until they sell the company in 1940. Serial numbers found on existing instruments range from 120319 to 124155. Owners of these instruments say that they are the best sounding that York ever made and some think they have the best sound of any maker. They have a 4.5” bell, a 0.468” bore, and the trumpet is 18.5” long. There is only a slight difference between the cornet and trumpet with the trumpet being 0.75” longer and having an angled brace from bell to receiver where the cornet has a straight brace. The other unique feature of these is the rolled edge of the bell is inside rather than outside as shown on the design drawing. This gives it the look of a rimless bell. Thankfully, the final design is a little more elegant than the patent drawing.  


    • Beautiful & rare design
    • Visually and technically in very good condition
    • Original case in very nice condition


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    Technical condition: valves and slides move smoothly and lightly, very good compression

    Visual condition: no dents, no dings, lacquer finish: approximately 30% remains, discoloration, scratches and loss in the lacquer finish, signs of previous repairs, no corrosion

    Finish: lacquered instrument, no original lacquer finish (relacquered in the past)

    Additional information: professionally cleaned, original case, no mouthpiece


    Ready to play!

    14 299,00 PLN

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