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

1937 Vintage Selmer Trumpet Depose Armstrong Bb LP LB 21 Grands Prix Old Rare
1937 Vintage Selmer Trumpet Depose Armstrong Bb LP LB 21 Grands Prix Old Rare
$999.00
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Selmer Modified K Trumpet and Blessing Flugelhorn MINT MINT MINT!!!!!!!!!!
Selmer Modified K Trumpet and Blessing Flugelhorn MINT MINT MINT!!!!!!!!!!
$1,899.00
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Selmer (Paris) Henri,
Selmer (Paris) Henri, "RADIAL" model Trumpet; Ca 1971
$1,279.00
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Selmer Balanced Action 23A Professional Trumpet VERY NICE QuinnTheEskimo
Selmer Balanced Action 23A Professional Trumpet VERY NICE QuinnTheEskimo
$899.00
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Clean/Properly Lubricated Selmer Bundy Trumpet USA!  Designed by Vincent Bach
Clean/Properly Lubricated Selmer Bundy Trumpet USA! Designed by Vincent Bach
$229.00
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Henri Selmer Paris Grand Prix 24B Professional Bb Trumpet
Henri Selmer Paris Grand Prix 24B Professional Bb Trumpet
$495.00
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1974 Selmer Radial Trumpet -Refurbished - Silver w/24k Gold Trim
1974 Selmer Radial Trumpet -Refurbished - Silver w/24k Gold Trim
$930.75
Time Remaining: 14d 23h 24m
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Selmer Bundy Student Trumpet Plays Good
Selmer Bundy Student Trumpet Plays Good
$45.00
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SELMER 24B K-MODIFIED Bb TRUMPET, Made in France-VERY GOOD CONDITION/PLAYS GREAT
SELMER 24B K-MODIFIED Bb TRUMPET, Made in France-VERY GOOD CONDITION/PLAYS GREAT
$599.00
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SUPERB SELMER (PARIS) C TRUMPET WITH Bb EXTENSION
SUPERB SELMER (PARIS) C TRUMPET WITH Bb EXTENSION
$1,295.00
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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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