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F.C. Louis Reiche Trumpet – Seraphinoff Additions

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$3,500.00

In the 1960’s there was a revival of Historically Informed Performance, playing the works of Bach, Mozart, etc. on the instruments and styles of the time. This is one of those early revival instruments, a Reiche trumpet (jagdtrumpet), or coiled natural trumpet, based on the instrument that Bach’s trumpeter was holding in a famous painting. Made by F.C. Louis in Germany.

We had world-renowned natural horn and trumpet builder Richard Seraphinoff build a full crook set for it, playable from F at A=415 down to Bb at A=415 or even lower. With all of the crooks, couplers, and bits this can play at any pitch level (A=440, 430, 415, etc) in these keys. There is also a tirarsi attachment, a trombone type slide, to play the chromatic baroque works for tromba/corno da tirarsi. Takes a baroque trumpet shank size mouthpiece, and we also had Seraphinoff make an adapter for a modern horn mouthpiece shank for French horn players to be able to use this instrument. Has 3 vent holes for use in D at A=440 but works for other keys as well.

This instrument is part of Dr. James Hampson’s personal collection.

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We are passionate about providing musicians with the highest quality horns on the market. Our team is made up of experienced brass players and professionals who have a deep understanding of what makes an excellent instrument. We offer a wide range of horns to suit a variety of budgets and playing styles, including both new and used instruments. We also have a team of technicians on hand to ensure that everything is in top condition. Whether you are a beginner looking for your first horn or a seasoned pro looking to upgrade your current instrument, we have something for everyone. Stop by our store or browse our selection online to find the perfect match. Or send us your question!

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We are passionate about providing musicians with the highest quality horns on the market. Our team is made up of experienced brass players and professionals who have a deep understanding of what makes an excellent instrument. We offer a wide range of horns to suit a variety of budgets and playing styles, including both new and used instruments. 

We also have a team of technicians on hand to ensure that everything is in top condition. Whether you are a beginner looking for your first horn or a seasoned pro looking to upgrade your current instrument, we have something for everyone. Stop by our store or browse our selection online to find the perfect match. Or send us your question!

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