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 Paris Radial 1969 Vintage Trumpet - Large Bore
Selmer Paris Radial 1969 Vintage Trumpet - Large Bore
$1,399.00
Time Remaining: 26d 2h 15m
Buy It Now for only: $1,399.00
BUNDY HA  SELMER  TRUMPET PRE OWNED serial no  9370
BUNDY HA SELMER TRUMPET PRE OWNED serial no 9370
$20.55 (5 Bids)
Time Remaining: 17h 51m
Selmer INVICTA Bb Trumpet, Brass Lacquer, English Selmer Company Product
Selmer INVICTA Bb Trumpet, Brass Lacquer, English Selmer Company Product
$145.00
Time Remaining: 6d 8h 39m
1965 Selmer K-MODIFIED Professional Trumpet in Beautiful Condition
1965 Selmer K-MODIFIED Professional Trumpet in Beautiful Condition
$1,700.00
Time Remaining: 4d 23h 35m
Buy It Now for only: $1,700.00
1949 GOLD PLATED SELMER GRAND PRIX TRUMPET - NO RESERVE
1949 GOLD PLATED SELMER GRAND PRIX TRUMPET - NO RESERVE
$330.00 (21 Bids)
Time Remaining: 6d 4h 43m
SELMER RADIAL Bb TRUMPET {SERVICED BY PROS} GREAT PLAYER [NICE FINISH] FRANCE
SELMER RADIAL Bb TRUMPET {SERVICED BY PROS} GREAT PLAYER [NICE FINISH] FRANCE
$1,500.00
Time Remaining: 1d 21h 22m
Buy It Now for only: $1,500.00
Selmer Paris Piccolo Trumpet
Selmer Paris Piccolo Trumpet
$749.00
Time Remaining: 21h 27m
Selmer Radial Trumpet...era 1970, Serviced & Ready to Play, S83085
Selmer Radial Trumpet...era 1970, Serviced & Ready to Play, S83085
$1,099.99
Time Remaining: 2d 17h 34m
Buy It Now for only: $1,099.99
Henry Selmer. Trumpet
Henry Selmer. Trumpet
$1,100.00
Time Remaining: 4d 16h 7m
Buy It Now for only: $1,100.00
Selmer Radial C Trumpet All Original
Selmer Radial C Trumpet All Original
$1,300.00
Time Remaining: 24d 21h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $1,300.00

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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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