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Taylor Chicago Custom in Raw Brass
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Nov 12, 2011 10:14:55 PST
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Vancouver, WA, United States


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Chicago Custom

Taylor Chicago Custom in raw brass.  I won’t bore readers by quoting information from the Taylor web site.  In case someone is interested, Andy Taylor’s description of his creation can be read at http://www.taylortrumpets.com/chicago_custom.html.


I will say that this instrument plays superbly.  Intonation is spot on, and the tone quality is as described on the Taylor web site.  The craftsmanship is excellent, and the valve & slide action could not be improved.


This trumpet is in perfect shape, except for a very-very small ding on the tubing where it enters the valve cluster.  I have not bothered to have this fixed because it’s too small to affect the horn’s playing (in my opinion).  The ding is shown in the second photo.  The instrument has a nice patina, which is a normal characteristic of a raw brass instrument.


Why am I selling?  I am a happy user of Monette mouthpieces, and recently moved from the East Coast to a home in the Portland, OR area.  Since I live nearby, I have decided to patronize my local business.  If I had not moved from the East Coast, then I don’t believe I would be selling this Taylor trumpet.


I am including three mouthpieces with the trumpet.  They are as follows:  (1) The original Taylor 3C mouthpiece in raw brass; (2) A custom made heavy weight mouthpiece which has the same dimensions as the Monette B2, finished in bright gold; and (3) A custom made heavy weight mouthpiece which has the same dimensions as the Monette B2L, finished in scratch gold.


One note: I own a genuine heavyweight Monette B2 Prana mouthpiece, which I have tried with this instrument.  Monette claims that their heavyweight mouthpieces do not work well for non-Monette instruments, and I have found this claim to be true in this instance.  The custom made mouthpieces seem to work much better with this instrument.


Photo #3 shows mouthpieces as follows (left to right): (1) Custom made B2L copy (in trumpet); (2) Custom made B2 copy; (3) Genuine Monette heavy B2 Prana (not included in sale); and (3) Taylor 3C in raw brass.


Add $35 for insured shipping via UPS ground.


The sale does not include a case.

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