This is a Selmer Paris trumpet made in 1968.  It is stamped "Lightweight" on the mouthpiece receiver with "M660" below that.  This trumpet has all the features and appearance of the "K-Modified" trumpets made just prior to this.  M660 is suspected to be a bore code since the 66 bore code used on the Radial trumpets which were made shortly after this were ML bore models.  The bore on this trumpet measures to be .458, which was the Selmer ML bore model.

Although not stamped as a K-Modified on the mouthpiece receiver, this trumpet benefits from the modified bell and leadpipe tapers worked out by Keith Ecker in 1953 to improve intonation vs the 20 year old original Millereau-derived designs, which was what the K-Modified designation indicated. 

It has all the features of a Selmer Paris K-Modified... first slide trigger, nickel-silver leadpipe, nickel-silver slide tubes, French bell bead, and trim and finish of a classic Selmer.  

When we acquired this trumpet, the previous owner indicated that the lacquer was original, which is hard to believe and no doubt it has been refinished, but the engraving is sharp and crisp and there is absolutely no indication of excessive buffing, so the assumption is that it was expertly restored.  There are a few minor wear spots to the lacquer, but for the most part it is quite exceptional.

The valve action and compression is excellent.

Comes with the original case which shows a little wear, but the only real flaws are that one latch does not spring and some of the stitching on the trim is worn. 

Listed6 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
  • Paris Lightweight ML Bore Bb trumpet
  • Lacquered Brass
  • 1968
Made In
  • France

Centex Brass

AUSTIN, TX, United States
Joined Reverb:2017

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