Help identifying Nikkan Tokyo trumpet model
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I need help identifying this trumpet. I’ve looked everywhere and couldn’t find anything, so I’m hoping someone here maybe knows something
From the engraving on the bell I can tell it is a Japanese Nikkan trumpet, which was absorbed by Yamaha somewhere in the 1960’s. Everywhere online says Nikkan no.2, but on the second valve mine says no.1, which leads me to believe it’s a different model. If anyone has any idea where to go, or if there’s someone with expertise that I can message to ask the question that would be great lol. Thanks
My guess, and that's all it is, is that this is probably a pre-Yamaha trumpet.
"Tokyo", of course, identifies it as made in Tokyo, although it may have actually been made elsewhere in Japan.
Nippon Gakki is the name of, first, the parent company of Yamaha and then, later, Nippon Gakki changed its parent-company name to Yanaha.
As a player, it's probably relates to your skill and need. As a collector's item, it may be rare, previous items having been melted to make Kirin Beer cans, LOL.
@kehaulani Please refrain from using wording that might be deemed pejorative... ("suited to your skills and needs..."). Oversight?
Pejorative? I'm just pointing out that some instruments work fine if their purpose is for beginner/intermediate/amateur use as contrasted with more refined needs of a professional symphony/big band player. Depending on one's needs, some horns are perfectly suitable while, for others, they need more refined features.
@kehaulani Thank you for clarifying. I was sure that some kind of misunderstanding had occurred.