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From the collection of Byron Stripling


Make: N.Y. Bach

Model: Stradivarius

Bell: 7-10-62

Serial #: 2595

Manufacture Date: 1935


We have the privilege and pleasure to offer this New York Bach Stradivarius 7-10-62 Bb Professional Trumpet. 




This instrument has a rich history created through performance by its previous owner (New York Professional/Broadway Trumpeter - Dave Rogers) and then traveling around the globe with its current owner; trumpet legend Byron Stripling. 


Stripling has relied on this horn for countless gigs and recordings including during his time playing in the pits of Broadway, on countless stages with other famed superstars such as: Thad Jones, Frank Foster, Dizzy Gillespie, Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton, Clark Terry, Louis Bellson, Buck Clayton, Gerry Mulligan, J.J. Johnson, Jim Hall, Sonny Rollins, Paquito D'Rivera, Freddie Cole, Jack McDuff, as well as his work with the GRP All Star Big Band (, and numerous other festivals, album recordings, club venues, and symphony concerts! 


When the instrument required some professional TLC, Byron turned to us here at Command Brass. We went through the instrument from top to bottom sparing no effort to restore the New York era Bach Stradivarius back into tip top condition. Using a gentle hand and years of professional experience, our restoration and repair technician made this instrument sing like the day it came from the factory. Since service, Byron has performed with this instrument on the stage with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and was beyond pleased with the way it turned out. This instrument is in beautiful condition and fully ready to be played on the gig!


You can now be this horn’s next owner! Contact us today and make this New York Bach Stradivarius Professional Bb Trumpet your next professional trumpet!

Byron Stripling's: 1935 N.Y. Bach Stradivarius Bb Trumpet

  • - 7-10-62 : Bells were either #7 or #10 mandrel, so this one is a hybrid of both

    • “Bach renumbered the 7-10 bell as 25 in the mid 30's. Same bell just a different designation. In general they are chronological except for a few exceptions like this.”

    • “The design of the 25 is the same as the 7-10, which is is a hybrid of 7 and 10 characteristics. How they were blended is anyone's guess but the hybrid design was turned into one mandrel.”

    - 62 is bore size = .462

    - Vincent Bach Corporation New York U.S.A.

    - 45 under signature and above “Corporation”

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