Letting go of my extremely early Elkhart Bach Stradivarius 72 MLV Vindabona. This horn was one of the first made at the Elkhart facility in 1965. The 72 bell was first developed by Vincent Bach in the early 60s for his rotary trumpets. The Vindobona (referring to the Roman name for what is now Vienna) model piston trumpet was meant to capture the German Teutonic rotary sound in an American-made piston trumpet.
This horn has an unmarked 43 pipe, 72 bell, and step-bore tuning slide, making the horn more conical than a standard Bach Strad. Bach only made 126 Vindobona models at the Mount Vernon facility, so this is likely one of the first 150 ever! This horn is a magnificent player, with a rich and satin sound across the whole range of the instrument.
The Vindabona 72 was Wynton Marsalis preferred trumpet prior to his switch to Monette, and it has been said the the characteristics of the 72 MLV setup influenced Monettes original designs. I took the liberty of replacing the original bell with another 72 corporation bell from the same era, as the original had cracked.
Original bell can be included at the buyers request. Dont miss out on such a rare and fantastic trumpet!The item "Bach Stradivarius 72 MLV Vindabona 1965" is in sale since Friday, July 5, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Trumpets".
The seller is "dremorhu0" and is located in Wilmette, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States.