Vintage 1939 Henri Selmer Paris Grand Prix Trumpet
Vintage 1939 Henri Selmer Paris Grand Prix Trumpet
Vintage 1939 Henri Selmer Paris Grand Prix Trumpet
Vintage 1939 Henri Selmer Paris Grand Prix Trumpet
Vintage 1939 Henri Selmer Paris Grand Prix Trumpet
Vintage 1939 Henri Selmer Paris Grand Prix Trumpet
Vintage 1939 Henri Selmer Paris Grand Prix Trumpet
Vintage 1939 Henri Selmer Paris Grand Prix Trumpet

Vintage 1939 Henri Selmer Paris Grand Prix Trumpet

Regular price
$1,890.00
Sale price
$1,890.00
Unit price
per 

Nice Vintage 1937-1939 Henri Selmer Paris Grand Prix Trumpet Model #20 Bb 'Qualite Artisitique'
Features adjustable rod for playing in A
Compression is excellent
Fully restored at some point in the past, missing finger rest and one replaced w/married piece, also one tiny dent remains
No Red Rot
Not an ordinary Pea Shooter
Included with a rare vintage Samsonite True-toned Case
Grands Prix trumpets were Selmer's venerable top-of-the-line flagship, and were available in two basic models...the 20B and 24B. There were other aberrant examples such as the 23B and 25B models, but they had very limited production. It is at this juncture that I would like to correct the incredible amount of misinformation that exists on various "forums" about these two models. The 20B has a .456" bore while the 24B has a .458" bore. I have read copious threads proclaiming that the 24B is the model to own...not IMHO! The 20B was the artist model as evidenced by the "Qualite Artisitique" (Artist Quality) located at the top of the bell engraving...the 24B was the "standard" model. Furthermore, what manufacturer would build two identical trumpets with two thousandths difference in bore size?...none. The 20B Artist Model has heavier walled slide tubing thus reducing the inside diameter by .002". This changes the resonance of the horn and provides a more dense and centered core. The 20B also sports a slightly heavier bell that likewise adds to the purer sound of the 20B, thus making it the choice of most professionals. The 20B is truly an all purpose trumpet capable of producing superb results playing any music style in any acoustic venue. It has the ability to cut through a section, but balances well with the other horns. Its tone is lush, dense, rich, centered, focused, and somewhat warm as one would expect from a top-of-the-line Paris trumpet built from high quality French brass. When pushed, it can become quite bright with a sophisticated edge and complex overtones. The 20B is a medium weight (2 lb. � 5.9 oz.) free and open blowing, medium bore trumpet that is easy to play and fill, absolutely loves to be piloted in the stratosphere, and exhibits awesome flexibility and responsiveness. The horn has superb intonation and laser slots. 

Another issue regarding misinformation pertains to the mouthpiece receiver stampings. This trumpet has the following marks, and are interpreted as follows: 
BB = Bb pitch 
MB = Medium bore leadpipe...you had a choice of a medium or large bore lead pipe with the Artist Model. 
LP = Low pitch 
20 = Medium .456" bore 

Lastly, these pre-K-Modified Grands Prix trumpets have a european (french) tapered mpc. receiver. I am including a 15B Schilke mouthpiece as they have slightly narrower taper to their shanks.