tptguy last edited by
Hi to all,
Looking for 40's Holton model 45/48 trumpet spare parts, or parts horns.
Slim pickin' on auction sites these days...
Would like to hear from anyone that has anything or know where some are.
Also any info on Holtons in general would be welcomed.
Thank you for your comments
OldSchoolEuph last edited by
Parts for the 45/48 models are exceptionally rare. You also need to delineate between the pre-war and post-war models, as well as then between "Revelation" (reversed construction, lightly braced) and "Deluxe" (standard construction, heavily braced). This gets further complicated by the later 50s reassignment of the "Revelation" name to the next generation of what had been the "Deluxe" design.
The 48 leadpipe is the rarest of all because this was their first experiment with multiple inflexion points and at those points, the added frictional forces stressed the brass leading to cracking being common down the road. Parts horns are the best bet - but still don't come up very often.
If I were you, I'd check with Jim Becker at Osmun Music. If he doesn't know, I don't know who would.
Josh Landress would be a good bet.