Good “early Elkhart” Bach Strad Lt36bg Trombone, Gold Brass Bell, Light Slide

2525 East Douglas Avenue
Wichita, KS 67211
Tel: (316) 684-0291; FAX (316) 684-6858


 “STRADIVARIUS”, .525″ bore, traditional wrap F section, 8-inch gold brass bell, lightweight nickel silver outer slide.

Serial #26054, made in Elkhart, Indiana in about 1977.

The trombone is all-original, still wearing the original Bach factory lacquer, worn about 10%, mostly in the hand contact areas.  There is no deep etching of the metal.

Outer hand slide tubes are straight, the slightest tiny dings from normal use now removed by our shop.  It’s definitely not necessary to replace the outer slide legs on this one.  The inside slide tubes have perfect original chrome plating, no visible wear, no worn spots on the slide stockings.  Slide action is fast, smooth, and quiet, better that most new ones!

Minor wrinkles burnished out of the bell are not quite invisible, but the bell looks very good and there are no thin spots or damage to the brass. 

This trombone is the top-of-the-line medium bore trombone from Bach, with suggested retail price for a new one of $4928.

Is a Bach Strad trombone from the 1970’s better than a new one?  Some players seem to think so.  This one’s a survivor that’s in fine, original condition.

Highly recommended at our best buy price of $1895!

With Bach mouthpiece, very good original shaped wood case, and our two-year service warranty.


Questions about brasses? Telephone us at 1-800-835-3006.

Wichita Band Instrument Company is a small musical instrument emporium located in the center of the USA. We’ve been in business since 1953 and have had the same owner since 1963. Originally we were a repair shop that specialized in wind instrument restoration. Today we have 16 employees including eight of the finest repair technicians in the country.

Wichita Band’s service warranty is the same as it’s been for more than thirty years:

ALL new and all used instruments sold by Wichita Band Instrument Company come with our 24 month service warranty. It’s in addition to any factory guarantees. For two full years, we will repair or replace, whichever in our estimation is the more advisable, pads, corks, springs or other parts required, at no charge to the customer. The customer is responsible for shipping and insurance charges. Cases and plating finishes are not covered by our service warranty but are sometimes covered by factory guarantees.

Wichita Band’s service warranty does cover dents and dings to your instrument. If your instrument sustains damage to the body, end bow, neck, slides or bell, we’ll burnish out the dents and make it look like new again. The cost you is absolutely nothing except for shipping and insurance charges.

Wichita Band Instrument Company maintains a repair department capable of restoration work of the highest quality. Even though repairs are essentially free for the first two years, after that period has expired, we remain at your service to maintain and repair your musical equipment forever. It’s our service after the sale promise and has been since 1953!

In the event that a customer requires service under factory guarantees or Wichita Band’s service warranty, the item must be returned to us and not directly to the manufacturer.

Anything we sell can be sent to you for a short approval period without obligation. We collect NO SALES TAX, unless you’re lucky enough to live in Kansas. The customer is responsible for shipping and insurance and must pre-pay back to us any freight charges on returned equipment. International shipping is available. Returned items will be refunded within 2 weeks of receiving the item. We’re happy to send any instrument on approval for five days, but ask the prospective buyer to pay shipping both ways and to please reimburse us for posting, clean-up and restocking charges (2.95%) on any returned instrument.

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Buyers outside of the USA are responsible for all import duties and customs clearance charges in their respective countries. We may refuse paypal and/or credit card payments from some countries.

We’re happy to correspond with musicians, players, parents and enthusiasts of all types. Written appraisals are always available, but please don’t write or telephone and ask “what’s granny’s baritone sax worth?” Do an Ebay search and you’ll learn more than we could ever tell you.

Feel free to call or e-mail for any additional information.
Wichita Band Instrument Co. 800-835-3006 payment line (USA and Canada), 316-684-0291 outside the USA and Canada order line, and info line,


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