Consignment Martin Committee Bb Trumpet - Medium Bore Approx 1953.

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This is a 1953 Martin Committee medium bore - from within the Golden Era of the most sought after years. It is in excellent condition for its age - with only some very minor lacquer blemishes. The Valves are truly excellent. 

The Martin Committee, a trumpet with an unusual name, earned its name by being designed by a committee. It went on to dominate the jazz trumpet market from the late 1940s until the mid 1960s or so. Committees were played by Miles Davis throughout his career, as well as Chet Baker, Dizzy Gillespie, Maynard Ferguson, and even Al Hirt.

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The committee was:

1. Renold Schilke (who always claimed the horn was designed by a committee of one, him)

2. Vincent Bach

3. Elden Benge (Schilke and Elden built the early Chicago Benge horns in Schilke's garage, they were neighbors and Schilke had the machine tool experience)

4. Foster Reynolds (later he designed the Olds Mendez with Rafael)

5. A local player, presumably from the Chicago Symphony, since all these guys had strong ties to the symphony.


This instrument is being sold on Consignment. The Music Place is only acting as a sale agent on behalf of the consignor. There is no warranty available through The Music Place - expressed or implied. We are unable to offer our normal returns policy on consignment instruments. The instrument is sold 'as is'. Please choose carefully as all sales are final and no returns are available. Please contact us prior to purchase if you have any questions of would like more images.


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