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Beautiful GETZEN 90 DELUXE Trumpet - Rare 1950s Art Deco Collectable - NICE See original listing
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~ Getzen 90 Deluxe 1950s Art Deco Trumpet ~


* Excellent Original Condition

* Fancy Art Deco Styling & Bell Engraving

* GREAT PLAYING HORN (Has Been Play Tested)

Buttery Smooth Valves

* Original Getzen Case + Mouthpiece Included

* Made In Elkhorn, Wisconsin

*100% Complete 

*Buy From a Trusted Seller

*Will Ship Worldwide

*Make An Offer!!

This trumpet is something special ~ Here’s an excellent 1950s vintage Getzen 90 Deluxe trumpet outfit complete with original Getzen case and Getzen mouthpiece. This was a rather extraordinarily decorative  art deco designed pro line trumpet of the 1950s. Original lacquered finish is approx. 90-95% intact in my estimation, showing some surface tarnish in a few areas, but still holding a beautiful shine overall as the pictures show. This trumpet is mainly lacquered brass but has chunky nickel silver bracing and nickel silver trim throughout. All the parts have a unique artistic sculptured look to them giving it a real art deco appearance. This Getzen 90 Deluxe is very low mileage and spent most of it's years carefully stored in the case. Bell is engraved "90 DELUXE GETZEN ELKHORN, WIS. ". The 2 waterkeys are the old fashioned trombone style, which are too cool for words.   This Getzen 90 Deluxe was made in Elkhorn Wisconsin by the still popular Getzen company.  Serial number 15,XXX indicating that it was manufactured in the 1950s at the old Getzen plant.  This trumpet has quick buttery smooth valves that have just been oiled. Valves are in incredible shape with all the silvery valve plating intact!  I am starting to believe more and more that Getzen valves last forever. All the slides move freely and have just been lubricated. The slides all make a nice "pop" when pulled. Besides some light dings in the horn, there is a shallow wrinkle in the bell flair as shown in picture ten. This doesn't effect the playability or function of the trumpet but I just wanted to mentioned it. A competent repair tech could easily smoothen that area in an instant.  Overall this Getzen is in fantastic original shape and doesn't look nearly 60 years old!  Finger buttons have the mother-of-pearl inserts. The previous owner definitely cared for this horn treated it well. This Getzen 90 Deluxe  is 100% complete with all of its parts and is all ready to play as is.  Leadpipe and all bracing is in great shape. This horn plays wonderfully as you would expect from an early pro Getzen, it's got a good solid tone. It's been said that these horns have the "true trumpet " sound. Original Getzen hardshell padded case included which is in very good shape with some minor scuffing on the exterior. Interior of the case is plush and has the "Getzen" badge. Latches on the case work great and are still springy after all these years.  Also included is the original Getzen silver plated mouthpiece that was issued with this horn and the original marching music lyre. As a bonus I will include an appraisal letter for this horn from Black Rock music of Connecticut dated 2001. It was appraised at $650 and that was 11 years ago! This beautiful ornate 1950s Getzen 90 Deluxe is totally ready to be played and enjoyed. The 90 Deluxe was a unique gem in trumpet history likes its close cousin the Super Deluxe. If you've been on the lookout for a really neat all-original Getzen 90 Deluxe - then this horn should be in your collection. Or if you just want the wildest trumpet the 1950s ever produced! This beauty needs a good new home so go ahead and take the plunge - make an offer and be the only kid on the block with this cool art deco horn.


Please pay by Paypal only. Payment due within 7 days.  International shipping will cost extra (Please email me for a price quote). Shipping includes handling and careful packing to make sure the item arrives safely.  If you have any questions, please email me and I’ll respond as soon as possible. 

Thanks for viewing my auction. ~

~~~ Thanks to all my buyers, I appreciate your business ~~~

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