In April of 1955, Vincent Bach completed and delivered six C trumpets to the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Four were selected by individual members of the trumpet section and purchased by the Orchestra. The remaining two were sold to a music store for individual customers. Now, almost fifty years later, these trumpets are still revered, still in use, and still the property of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Each instrument is assigned to a specific section member. Today, however, other trumpet players are in for a treat, as Conn-Selmer has introduced the "new" Bach Stradivarius C180SL229CC "Chicago" C trumpet, an instrument closely based on these original designs.
The Bach C180 series trumpets are the number one selling professional orchestral trumpets in the world. The C180SL229CC "Chicago" C Trumpet features a .462" large bore, special 25C mouthpipe based on Vincent Bach's original design, and a lightweight #229 one-piece hand-hammered professional bell with a classic French bead flat rim providing a quick response with outstanding projection and tone. The 1st valve thumb ring allows for easier tuning adjustment. Narrower bell to valve casing and valve casing to mouthpipe braces improve resonance. The silver-plate finish provides a controlled brilliance to the overall sound. The Chicago C trumpet is the perfect choice when you need the sound to immediately reach the back of the hall.
.462" large bore
Lightweight one-piece hand-hammered yellow brass #229 bell with classic French bead flat rim with soldered bell wire
Special #25CC leadpipe based on 1947 design
Wide foot bell to leadpipe braces
Narrower braces at bell to valve casing and valve casing to leadpipe
Thumb ring on first valve
Narrow tuning slide....1947 design
Single brace on tuning slide
Bead rings on all slides
Hexagon shaped pull knobs
1st slide thumb ring
3rd slide pin stop, silver-plate finish
Bach 7C mouthpiece
C180C woodshell case
Bach trumpets trace their history back to 1925 when master craftsman Vincent Bach introduced the first Bach Stradivarius professional trumpet. Today, Vincent Bach offers a complete line of USA-made student trumpets, intermediate trumpets, and professional trumpets. Each Bach trumpet is handcrafted using the highest quality brass found here in the Midwest region of the United States. Vincent Bach professional and intermediate trumpet models are made in Elkhart, Indiana while a full line of Bach student trumpets are made in Eastlake, Ohio. Each handcrafted Bach trumpet offers the highest degree of durability, unparalleled performance, and a signature Bach sound that is preferred by more professionals than any other brand for their musical instrument.
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