Bach Stradivarius 184ML Shepherd's Crook Cornet!
Bach Stradivarius 184ML cornet for sale! ML bore, s/n 472XXX. This is the shepherd’s crook version, which is a bit warmer than the more common 181 model, and much harder to find on the used market. Very good condition: lacquer is about 95% with small spots of wear here and there, but in general a great-looking horn as seen in the photos. A tiny ding in the leadpipe and bell bow, and a small spot on the rim of the bell where you can see a small dent was removed. Other than that, exceptional. Just through the shop where it was detergent cleaned, hand-polished, lubed, and had new tuning slide O-rings, water key corks, stop rod bumper installed. All tuning slides and the first-valve trigger are free, including the third-valve dump slide. Valves are fast and smooth with excellent compression. Plays very nicely, though I’m not quite used to cornets to comment authoritatively about slotting and response. Bach 5C mouthpiece included, and we have dozens for sale separately. Includes the original Bach hard case in excellent condition with very little wear. Sells new for $3,757, so save more than $2,000, and snatch up one of the nicest you’ll find on the used market!