Selmer Trumpet

Selmer TrumpetThe Selmer Trumpet has quite a unique and long history, if not a bit confusing. On the auction pages at the very bottom, you will find the original Selmer Trumpet know as Selmer-Paris. Selmer-Paris today, I believe, is mostly a saxophone maker, but the Selmer Trumpet is built under many names.  Today's Selmer Trumpets are called Conn-Selmer and the company includes the popular brands Bach, Holton, King, LeBlanc, and many more band instruments. Selmer-Conn is an instruments manufacturer of many divisions. My first familiarity with Selmer trumpets was that my very first trumpet teacher in elementary school played one. He was a classical player and had a very warm and delicate sound. So, for some reason, when I think Selmer, I think Maurice Andre.

So, if you want a true Selmer Trumpet, you probably want the Selmer Paris which they stopped making years ago. Under the New Bach and Conn trumpets below, you will find eBay auctions with the historic and highly sought-after Selmer-Paris Trumpets. Good luck finding what you want.

Conn and Bach Trumpets under the Selmer Trumpet Name


Selmer Trumpet on Auction

Selmer Claude Gordon Model Trumpet Zeus Guanerius Bell .468 BORE QuinnTheEskimo
Selmer Claude Gordon Model Trumpet Zeus Guanerius Bell .468 BORE QuinnTheEskimo
$599.00
Time Remaining: 26d 8h 46m
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Selmer piccolo Trumpet
Selmer piccolo Trumpet
$950.00
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Selmer Radial C Trumpet All Original
Selmer Radial C Trumpet All Original
$1,300.00
Time Remaining: 20d 22h 41m
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🎺🎺🎺Selmer Bundy Bb Trumpet...Exc Player 🎺🎺🎺
🎺🎺🎺Selmer Bundy Bb Trumpet...Exc Player 🎺🎺🎺
$15.50 (9 Bids)
Time Remaining: 8d 16h 20m
Selmer (PARIS FRANCE) Bb trumpet - DAMAGED SOLD
Selmer (PARIS FRANCE) Bb trumpet - DAMAGED SOLD "AS IS" FOR PARTS OR REPAIR
$60.00 (3 Bids)
Time Remaining: 3d 5h 23m
Selmer (Paris) Henri,
Selmer (Paris) Henri, "DEVILLE" model Trumpet; Ca 1964
$1,079.00
Time Remaining: 26d 3h 24m
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Selmer Trumpet
Selmer Trumpet
$549.99
Time Remaining: 27d 8h 8m
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Early Vintage Henri Selmer Trumpet Paris France Serial #18145 1957
Early Vintage Henri Selmer Trumpet Paris France Serial #18145 1957
$225.50 (49 Bids)
Time Remaining: 1d 3h 25m
Selmer Paris Chorus 80J Trumpet
Selmer Paris Chorus 80J Trumpet
$2,000.00
Time Remaining: 27d 21h 50m
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Selmer Paris Concept TT Trumpet
Selmer Paris Concept TT Trumpet
$3,000.00
Time Remaining: 27d 21h 57m
Buy It Now for only: $3,000.00

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Are you looking for for another brand of horn under the Selmer name, perhaps? Try Bach, King, Holton, Bundy.

The Demise of Selmer-Paris

Selmer-Paris trumpets were very popular at one time and considered premium instruments since 1933. From 1933 - 1977, these trumpets can be recognized under the model names Armstrong/Balanced,  K-Modified, Deville, Radial 2, Serial 700. The Armstrong are the very earliest trumpets from 1933, the K-Modified from 1954, Devill from 1962, Radial 2 1968, and the Serial 700 from 1977. These trumpets are considered rare today and you will have to shop the eBay auctions above to find them. I still remember my trumpet instructor's Selmer had flared Valve Caps on it. I wonder if he had a K-Modified, Deville, or Radial 2? From all accounts it looks as though the last Selmer-Paris trumpet was made in 1977. You can check for Selmer serial numbers and dates here: Selmer-Paris Serial Numbers

 

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