Bach trombone serial number dating chart
Trombone designs were finalised in 1928, the same year Vincent moved factories to the Bronx, New York.Hence, I don't think there were any trombones produced at the previous site (I haven't seen any evidence to suggest the opposite), but don't quote me on this!
Selmer had all the tooling and machinery moved to Elkhart, Indiana, and production resumed in 1965.Mount Vernon-era instruments are highly-prized by collectors, particularly those rare examples that are in good condition.This is a list containing the specifications of non-custom trombone models from various manufacturers that have been discontinued.I hope to add to and continually update this list - please do let me know if you spot any errors or omissions.
Bach aficionados will generally keen to point out that most Bachs are good instruments, however.The trick, it seems, is to play test a few examples to make sure you're getting one of the good ones. Gordon Cherry has very kindly given permission for his Bach trombone serial number list to be reproduced on this site. Boosey & Hawkes has for many years been the sole large-scale producer of brass instruments in the UK.