Trombone played by Fred Wesley

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Manufactured by
Vincent Bach Corporation, American, founded 1918
Conn-Selmer, American, founded 1927
Used by
Wesley, Fred, American, born 1943
Medium
metal, synthetic fiber
Dimensions
H x W x D: 9 7/8 x 46 1/8 x 10 1/2 in. (25.1 x 117.2 x 26.7 cm)
Type
trombones
musical instruments
Date
after 1960
Description
A trombone and case, including the mouthpiece, innerslide, and outerslide. The trombone is a Stradivarius Model 36 made by the Vincent Bach Corporation. On the horn, at the top, is an engraving with the model number and manufacturer: [Stradivarius / Model / 36 / Vincent Bach / ELKHART, IN. / USA]. There is a serial number at the bottom on the cylinder where all the tubes converge: [28892].
Topic
African American
Funk (Music)
Instrumentalists (Musicians)
Jazz (Music)
Rhythm and blues (Music)
Soul (Music)
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Fred Wesley
Object number
2013.107.2.1-.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Musical Instruments
Exhibition
Musical Crossroads
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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