This horn and all the others I've had have played very well and I have no idea who helped the Chinese build these as this was during the factory build out period which eventually became the student brass take over of the market throughout the 90's. The newer model 4015's were very low end student horns, and similar to First Act and Borg models.These horns have very thick valve bodies, are built like a tank and play very well, I consider them collectible and must assume the Skylark is a later model than the Lark models I've had. Original case is very nice, horn also comes with the original #1 and #2 mouthpieces.
The 2nd valve pull tab is original but required soldering, there is plating wear in the handhold area and on the out side of the bell taper from the hand hold area to the bell logo which is very hard to get in pictures as the wear is very even and blends into the plating work. Plating is at 85% with the light wear showing on the bell taper and on the 2nd valve slide, everything is smooth 3rd slide moves well and caps thread nicely. UpYourBrass shop policies are to offer only inspected, repaired, thoroughly cleaned, detailed horns. Horn is dis-assembled and inspected, soaked in an organic de-greasing solution and scrubbed.
Body, valves and components are treated in an organic chem clean with Tesch products (Tesch is recommended by NAPBIRT). Hand-lapped valves and chambers (This process can take up to an hour).Complete detail of all components, hot water scrubbed and prepped for assembly. Valves aligned, pads and springs replaced as needed. Play tested and final inspected before listing for sale.
Clean your instrument regularly (especially lead-pipe and tuning slide) and have a chem-clean or ultrasonic clean done every two years. Vintage cases are all disinfected, cleaned and sanitized but there may be a residual horn smell in any old case.If you have any questions or problems with your instrument, please contact UYB first for any issues if needing to return an instrument for being not as described. The shipper will not offer any compensation unless these steps are taken. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Trumpets". The seller is "upyourbrass" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.