These Selmer Signets are actually nice little trumpets! I had one for years as my backup horn (now I use a Manchester Brass RLGB as my backup). The Signet is a stencil of the Blessing Super Artist model (without the quick change stop rod) and was made during the 1940s. The valves on this one actually have very good compression for the age of the horn. There has been some damage to the bell flare, bend, and tail, as well as a couple dings on the knuckle joints and valve slide crooks. We've had some repair work done on the horn to get it back into playing shape. The nickel silver leadpipe will never develop redrot, there may be some spots developing in the tuning slide but there are no leaks. For style points, check out the floral bell engraving and the iconic S brace. All valves and slides move freely. The first and third valve slides don't have adjustment mechanisms.
Because of the extra large bore, this isn't really the right horn for a student. It's priced for the pro or amateur player looking for a backup trumpet or something to keep in the office for a quick practice break!
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