My Bach C 229 is number 759xx This was purchased in April of 1974 brand new by me, but the numbers suggest its manufacture was several years prior and it probably just sat on Giardinelli's shelf for a few years. Bb - Yamaha Xeno 8335RGS Picc - Yamaha 9830 w/PVA Flugel - Yamaha Shew 6310Z Laskey's 68MD,68C, PIC,68F,68DBI have two Bach's one from just each side of the move. Hopefully it'll be great again after a valve job and a Tanabe valve alignment.Why is anyone's guess, cuz it's the best playing C I have ever tried, and far surpassed the others I tried on that day in April. Alex you are more than welcome to chime in with your Mt. Both my Early Ekhart 37 ML on the 39xxx ticket and my very late Mt Vernon 37 L (can't recall the number) are great horns. Anyone have any horns that they really regret selling? This revised serial number list is the result of research comparing serial numbers with patent number dates, known historical events and dates on Conn Guarantee Bonds issued with new instruments. If you own a Conn Guarantee Bond I would appreciate it if you could scan it and e-mail it to me.I am interested in comparing the exact serial number and date.Can anyone tell me for certain its year of manufacture? All the great Bach's I have been torn down and rebuilt from scratch by Pettifors. My teacher likes them both and he generally hates Bachs. I once had an older Elkhart C...of the one that had valve casing made from two pieces rather than one like the newer ones.
As close as we can guess there were around 3,000 of these sold in the United States (our records were a bit sketchy in the very early 80′s) both in the lacquer and silver finishes.
We decided to combine into a single timeline reference to better understand the instrument serial numbers vs.
This may give a more definitive idea of when Bach horns were more consistent.
My opinion is that the older the horn the better quality and sounding.
Oh, this is too just too much of a temptation Aren't the best serial numbers the ones starting with YTR With any luck I will shortly be finding out about Bach numbers from the point of view of an owner - just waiting for one to arrive at the moment - no idea on that one's serial number yet, will post my thoughts when (if - it's been in transit a while) it arrives. The last few years it seemed to be stuffy or something.
There are multiple sources for the Vincent Bach trumpet on the internet today.