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Martin “Troubadour” • c1931/2008 • serial no. 101506

In the early 30’s, “streamlining” was in, and many cornets and trumpets reflected this trend with “low profile” designs having stretched-out proportions. Martin made both cornet and trumpet versions of the Troubadour.  This conversion started out with a cornet (shown), but in the end utilized a trumpet bell, which was slightly smaller diameter (although the engraving was identical). The resulting design makes for a particularly small and compact pocket cornet.  The photos show the final results, following silver plating.

Length (mpc. removed): 8.5”

Bell Diameter: 4.0”

Bore: .436

Photos at left showing “donor horn;” final results.

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