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Couesnon Monopole F/G Trumpet. (Piccolo) 1960’s Vintage, Rare, Collectors

Couesnon Monopole F/G Trumpet. (Piccolo) 1960's Vintage, Rare, Collectors
Couesnon Monopole F/G Trumpet. (Piccolo) 1960's Vintage, Rare, Collectors
Couesnon Monopole F/G Trumpet. (Piccolo) 1960's Vintage, Rare, Collectors
Couesnon Monopole F/G Trumpet. (Piccolo) 1960's Vintage, Rare, Collectors
Couesnon Monopole F/G Trumpet. (Piccolo) 1960's Vintage, Rare, Collectors
Couesnon Monopole F/G Trumpet. (Piccolo) 1960's Vintage, Rare, Collectors
Couesnon Monopole F/G Trumpet. (Piccolo) 1960's Vintage, Rare, Collectors
Couesnon Monopole F/G Trumpet. (Piccolo) 1960's Vintage, Rare, Collectors
Couesnon Monopole F/G Trumpet. (Piccolo) 1960's Vintage, Rare, Collectors
Couesnon Monopole F/G Trumpet. (Piccolo) 1960's Vintage, Rare, Collectors
Couesnon Monopole F/G Trumpet. (Piccolo) 1960's Vintage, Rare, Collectors

Couesnon Monopole F/G Trumpet. (Piccolo) 1960's Vintage, Rare, Collectors
Rare, Collectors: Couesnon Trumpet in F/G. Letter N on the 2. Valve right side, as well as Crest and Conservatoire Paris on the left side. Letter B on lead-pipe receiver. The instrument feels and sounds typically French-styled. There is undoubtedly reach into the classic Maurice Andre / Selmer sound and style. Within its context, the instrument bore is unusually/ interestingly large at 11.56 mm (0.455), which I measured at the first valve pipe. Bell diameter is 120 mm (4.724 inches). I find it warm, open and forgiving. I have never spotted evidence of any previous repair on this instrument. The lacquer sparkles and tiny blemishes are hard to spot. Please zoom in on the area of the leadpipe in line with 2. Valve, to see light surface scuff in the lacquer here. I don’t want to buff it too vigorously. The valves are quite pristine and glide beautifully. This instrument is a tribute to great master-craftsmen of its time. Devotees will know that Couesnon serial number records were lost in a fire, (two, in fact), and so the serial number 37495 confirms little. The last digit is not penned in, but this confirms that it is a 1960s vintage. Four other mouthpieces will also be supplied, that I have found to work well on the instrument. They have been altered in a way that they can only be fitted to this instrument. Their outer shanks have been specially milled to take the place of the removable/ tunable lead-pipe receiver; consequently, bypassing the need to use cornet shanks. I found this innovation to be very successful. These pieces are as follows. Jupiter 10 ½ C. Engineered and nickel-plated identical copy of the Amati 7EW that I use on my YTR 9830 (My favorite). Please note that the Instrument is in South Africa. Small shifts I will absorb. USA CANADA MEXICO – 211 USD. Europe/ UK/ Middle East – 147 GBP or 162 EUR. Sub Saharan Africa – 2245 SA Rand. Rest of world 237 USD. Arrival in country of destination should not exceed 4 days. Reference will be supplied. Please do not hesitate to ask any questions. I hope that this special and rare trumpet continues to pass through hands of those who admire it as I have. The item “Couesnon Monopole F/G Trumpet. (Piccolo) 1960’s Vintage, Rare, Collectors” is in sale since Monday, August 17, 2020. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Trumpets”. The seller is “grey6b4″ and is located in Port Elizabeth. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Key: F/G
  • Bell Diameter: 120mm
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: France
  • Valve Material: Nickel Plated
  • Valves Type: Piston
  • Bell Material: Brass
  • Type: Piccolo
  • Color: Gold
  • MPN: Does Not Apply
  • Finish Material: Lacquered Brass
  • Bore Size: 11,56
  • Brand: Couesnon
  • Skill Level: Professional
  • Leadpipe Material: Brass

Couesnon Monopole F/G Trumpet. (Piccolo) 1960's Vintage, Rare, Collectors
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Couesnon Paris Bb/A Piccolo Trumpet

Couesnon Paris Bb/A Piccolo Trumpet
Couesnon Paris Bb/A Piccolo Trumpet
Couesnon Paris Bb/A Piccolo Trumpet
Couesnon Paris Bb/A Piccolo Trumpet
Couesnon Paris Bb/A Piccolo Trumpet

Couesnon Paris Bb/A Piccolo Trumpet
I have had this horn in the collection for two years now and it is an excellent Triebert Moderne’Long Bell’ Piccolo Trumpet- Triebert Moderne was an alternative export name. This’Triebert Moderne’ is exactly identical to the Couesnon & Cie. Monopole Conservatoire Long Bell piccolos. Its larger bell allowed a piercing yet sonorous sound w. Hich attracted the attention of the great players such as’Bud’ Herseth, which he used in the Firebird and Ravel’s Bolero. This was the main player in the piccolo market before Selmer! Its most famous use would be in Dave Mason’s Penny Lane solo for the Beatles. It comes with its original case, two original leadpipes (Bb & A) and also including a nice piccolo beginner-friendly Bach 7E Mouthpiece. In excellent condition, I would say lacquer is around 96% and is in immaculate condition – closet queen status! The item “Couesnon Paris Bb/A Piccolo Trumpet” is in sale since Saturday, March 21, 2020. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Brass\Trumpets”. The seller is “themerchantoutfitters” and is located in Seoul. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: France
  • Valves Type: Piston
  • Bell Material: Gold Brass
  • Trumpet Type: Piccolo Trumpet
  • Finish: Brass Lacquer
  • Brand: Couesnon

Couesnon Paris Bb/A Piccolo Trumpet

Couesnon Monopole Star Piccolo Trumpet

Couesnon Monopole Star Piccolo Trumpet
Couesnon Monopole Star Piccolo Trumpet
Couesnon Monopole Star Piccolo Trumpet
Couesnon Monopole Star Piccolo Trumpet
Couesnon Monopole Star Piccolo Trumpet
Couesnon Monopole Star Piccolo Trumpet
Couesnon Monopole Star Piccolo Trumpet
Couesnon Monopole Star Piccolo Trumpet
Couesnon Monopole Star Piccolo Trumpet
Couesnon Monopole Star Piccolo Trumpet

Couesnon Monopole Star Piccolo Trumpet
Couesnon Monopole Star Piccolo trumpet for sale. This is the model of pic played on the Beatles “Penny Lane” recording. It is in very good condition. The receiver for the slide has been replaced at some point. Comes with the Bb slide. A few small dings but nothing substantial. Silver finish is clean and intact. Very open bore pic. The item “Couesnon Monopole Star Piccolo Trumpet” is in sale since Friday, May 19, 2017. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Trumpets”. The seller is “stundon” and is located in Maineville, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.
  • Type: Piccolo

Couesnon Monopole Star Piccolo Trumpet

Couesnon piccolo trumpet

Couesnon piccolo trumpet
Couesnon piccolo trumpet
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Couesnon piccolo trumpet

Couesnon piccolo trumpet
This is a Couesnon (Paris) Monopole Star long-bell piccolo trumpet with added fourth valve and two mouthpipe bits, one for Bb (with a cornet mouthpiece) and the other for A (with a trumpet mouthpiece). Couesnon never made a four-valve piccolo trumpet, as far as I know. The fourth valve, here, was expertly added, together with a new lead pipe, by a very skillful technician. The added parts were left as bare, unplated brass. The original silver plating is worn in typical places, showing that earlier owners used this instrument a lot. The valves and slides are in good shape: nothing is stuck, compression is good. There are no dents or dings. This is a loud, powerful piccolo, very well suited for big orchestral works. The intonation is good, with rather wide and flexible slots. Even after moving to the newer Schilke and Yamaha piccolos, Herseth continued to use this model for the D trumpet part in Ravels Bolero. Of course, it is fine for Baroque music, too. It comes with a worn, scuffed up cornet case but no mouthpiece. The item “Couesnon piccolo trumpet” is in sale since Saturday, February 18, 2017. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Trumpets”. The seller is “jwhill” and is located in Urbana, Illinois. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, PA, TT, GT, HN, JM, BB, BD, BM, BN, BO, EC, EG, GF, GG, GI, GP, IS, JE, JO, KH, KY, LI, LK, LU, MC, MO, MQ, MV, NI, OM, PK, PY, RE.
  • Trumpet Type: Piccolo

Couesnon piccolo trumpet

Couesnon Monopole Star Long-Bell Piccolo Trumpet

Couesnon Monopole Star Long-Bell Piccolo Trumpet
Couesnon Monopole Star Long-Bell Piccolo Trumpet
Couesnon Monopole Star Long-Bell Piccolo Trumpet
Couesnon Monopole Star Long-Bell Piccolo Trumpet
Couesnon Monopole Star Long-Bell Piccolo Trumpet
Couesnon Monopole Star Long-Bell Piccolo Trumpet

Couesnon Monopole Star Long-Bell Piccolo Trumpet
Serial number is 41369. This instrument has given me excellent service since I acquired it used thirty years ago. Before then it had been repaired where the lead pipe curves down toward the third valve. There is a small dent in the second valve tubing. Otherwise the instrument is in great condition; the compression is excellent, the valves work smoothly, and the trumpet plays wonderfully. For more information about this brand browse to Horn-U-Copia. And select Couesnon from the drop-down menu. The letter N on the second valve (below the dented tubing) evidently identifies the person responsible for assembling the valve block; see the explanation at The Trumpet Herald. This is the type of instrument that David Mason played for the piccolo trumpet solo on The Beatles’s Penny Lane. See the photographs included in this listing that show the Beatles rehearsing for the Our World live satellite television broadcast at Studio One, EMI Studios, London, June 25th, 1967 photographer unknown; see The Beatles through the looking glass onion. Mason participated in this session; you can see his instruments as well as George Harrison clowning around with Mason’s Couesnon piccolo trumpet. Evidently Mason’s model was the Monopole Conservatoire, not the Monopole Star, but because the Couesnon factory was destroyed in 1969 it is impossible to differentiate models and date instruments according to serial numbers. If anyone has better information, please supply it in the question/comment area for this listing. The item “Couesnon Monopole Star Long-Bell Piccolo Trumpet” is in sale since Tuesday, December 13, 2016. This item is in the category “Musical Instruments & Gear\Brass\Trumpets”. The seller is “clehmann” and is located in Vermillion, South Dakota. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, PA, TT, GT, HN, JM, AG, AW, BZ, DM, GD, KN, LC, MS, TC, BB, BD, BM, BN, BO, EC, EG, GF, GG, GI, GP, IS, JE, JO, KH, KY, LI, LK, LU, MC, MO, MQ, MV, NI, OM, PE, PK, PY, RE.
  • Brand: Couesnon
  • Key: Bb
  • Trumpet Type: Piccolo
  • Model: Monopole Star
  • Leadpipe Material: Brass
  • Finish: Silver
  • Skill Level: Professional
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: France

Couesnon Monopole Star Long-Bell Piccolo Trumpet