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Gretsch Commander Trumpet
Oct 22nd, 2019 at 9:57pm
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I recently found a trumpet and on the bell its marked Gretsch Commander, but I cant seem to find any other trumpets that look similar to it. Its lead-pipe fits a cornet mouthpiece but seems that it's a cylindrical bore. It also has two main tuning slides. I had heard from a repair shop in town that they think it is from the 20's-30's. Any extra information on this thing would be greatly appreciated. Thank you All.
  
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Re: Gretsch Commander Trumpet
Reply #1 - Oct 22nd, 2019 at 10:26pm
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THE_Z3BRA wrote on Oct 22nd, 2019 at 9:57pm:
I recently found a trumpet and on the bell its marked Gretsch Commander, but I cant seem to find any other trumpets that look similar to it. Its lead-pipe fits a cornet mouthpiece but seems that it's a cylindrical bore. It also has two main tuning slides. I had heard from a repair shop in town that they think it is from the 20's-30's. Any extra information on this thing would be greatly appreciated. Thank you All.


Some of the Gretsch Commanders had unusual wraps [often made by Holton], and some were made to mimic other models [I have one in show that LARPs as a King Liberty - it even has an X-brace and tri-point piston guides in similar fashion].  A link to pictures/posted here if possible, serial number, etc will help with more identification
  
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Reply #2 - Oct 23rd, 2019 at 1:59pm
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The Serial number is 9816
Here is an album with pictures https://imgur.com/a/Eg0ZxCc
  
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Reply #3 - Oct 23rd, 2019 at 8:48pm
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That looks to me to be a cornet.
  
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Re: Gretsch Commander Trumpet
Reply #4 - Oct 24th, 2019 at 12:10am
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THE_Z3BRA wrote on Oct 23rd, 2019 at 1:59pm:
The Serial number is 9816
Here is an album with pictures https://imgur.com/a/Eg0ZxCc

Holton-made stencil cornet - might be based on the 1930s Collegiate cornet
  
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