Made in Los Angeles (LA), California. Serial #5, xxx; 1s Bell; 7 leadpipe. It is VERY responsive, and the color leans brilliant. COSMETICS : Pretty good overall with minor flaws listed below: - Signs of a bell dent removed from the flare.There are faint shadows/lines near the bell rim. A few tiny dings, and a minor dent next to the near Z brace on the bell taper. Plating has some minor pitting in and wear in isolated spots. I'd rate it as 90%+, or better overall. I had a small repair done to an inside port of the first valve.
Short story: When I bought it, I had discovered a very small pinhole inside a port; must've been poked through w/a brush when cleaning. I had it plugged with solder, and smoothed to perfectly match contour of the port. It's was expertly done, by a very well regarded shop/tech.
If I didn't mention it, I doubt it would even be discovered. I have pics of the tiny pinhole before the repair, if interested.
It is a "nothing-burger" but it is worthy of mention in the interest of honesty. I have used the horn extensively since this repair. (Please see all pics, as I did my best to include close-ups of the areas of flaws). MECHANICS : Very nice overall: - Smooth valves with good compression.All slides move smoothly as well. The horn has been used daily, and is fully gig-ready. It really is an outstanding player. The horn is for sale locally as well, so feel free to contact me in regards. Please feel free to reach out with ANY questions or request any additional pics.
If local, come see/play it, as there is no substitute for the in-person experience. The item "Calicchio 1s7 trumpet" is in sale since Saturday, November 28, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Trumpets".
The seller is "quikv6" and is located in Staten Island, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.