Opinions of General Quality of Martin Trumpets
I have had several Martin trumpets, I currently own a 1934 Handcraft Imperial converted to 'C'. In the course of finding older instruments to repair/rebuild I have run across numerous Martin trumpet. In trying to learn more I sought advice from numerous folks and in summary the consensus I got was to stay from Martin instruments with serial numbers higher than 200,000 and of course that Martin Busine and other closely named instruments were not real Martins.
Any opinions/comments are appreciated.