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) Henri,
Selmer (Paris) Henri, "DEVILLE" model Trumpet; Ca 1964
$1,079.00
Time Remaining: 27d 14h 39m
Buy It Now for only: $1,079.00
Selmer k-modified 24bx trumpet
Selmer k-modified 24bx trumpet
$895.00
Time Remaining: 23d 13h 20m
Buy It Now for only: $895.00
Courtois BALANCED Trumpet, vintage SILVER-plated PLAYER, RARER-than-Selmer NICE!
Courtois BALANCED Trumpet, vintage SILVER-plated PLAYER, RARER-than-Selmer NICE!
$999.99
Time Remaining: 25d 20h 54m
Buy It Now for only: $999.99
Selmer Paris Grand Prix Professional Trumpet
Selmer Paris Grand Prix Professional Trumpet
$550.00
Time Remaining: 1d 22h 23m
Buy It Now for only: $800.00
Bundy Trumpet H&A Selmer Inc.  Elkhart Indiana Read
Bundy Trumpet H&A Selmer Inc. Elkhart Indiana Read
$30.00
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 2m
Selmer Claude Gordon Model Trumpet LeadPipe
Selmer Claude Gordon Model Trumpet LeadPipe
$385.00
Time Remaining: 28d 6h 47m
Buy It Now for only: $385.00
USED Selmer Paris 80J Chorus Bb Trumpet
USED Selmer Paris 80J Chorus Bb Trumpet
$1,500.00 (1 Bid)
Time Remaining: 3d 8h 54m
Selmer/Bach Bundy Trumpet
Selmer/Bach Bundy Trumpet
$99.99
Time Remaining: 10d 7h 59m
Buy It Now for only: $99.99
Selmer Balanced Action 23A Professional Trumpet VERY NICE QuinnTheEskimo
Selmer Balanced Action 23A Professional Trumpet VERY NICE QuinnTheEskimo
$699.00
Time Remaining: 1d 14h 13m
CONN SELMER Trumpet
CONN SELMER Trumpet
$150.00
Time Remaining: 6d 12h 51m
Buy It Now for only: $200.00

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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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