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1954 Martin Committee S/N 186950

Fully Restored by Doctor Valve


We have for sale this fully restored Martin Committee medium bore Bb trumpet. The restoration was completed a couple of years ago at the Doctor Valve shop for a client of mine.

This client is a collector and did not use the trumpet after the restoration was completed so the instrument remains in freshly restored condition. During the restoration a new replica Martin Committee lead pipe, sourced from Charlie Melk, was installed. The valves were overhauled by Doctor Valve and feel fantastic and are very quick in action.

During restoration a few limited areas of red rot were found in the main tuning slide bow. Because correct tapered replacement bows are not available for these instruments I fashioned 3 very thin patches to cover these areas.

In the time since the lacquer was sprayed one small acid bleed has occurred on the bottom tube of the 3rd slide where the tube is soldered to the casing stud. This is visible in one of the pictures. This and the previously mentioned patches are the only cosmetic flaws on the trumpet.

I have restored and played many of these Committee model trumpets. This one is a superb playing and looking example.

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