My Selmer (Paris) Radial 2-degree
My Selmer Radial trumpet (serial# 53206, circa 1972).

I bought this horn for $200 in a pawnshop in 1982. It stayed in a closet most of the time until mid-1997, when I took it to Rich Ita for restoration (no valve work at that time). In June 1999 I took it back to Rich to have the valves rebuilt (he sent it to Anderson Plating). This horn has about a 0.460 bore and a large 5" bell. It produces a big, warm, sweet sound.

I have been told that Maurice Andre was the consulting artist for the design of this horn, and that the angled valves were his innovation.

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