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« on: May 15, 2011, 01:42PM »

Hi all! I'm trying to help a pal sell his old trombone. It's an Accord horn, never heard of them before. It's an open wrap with what looks like a copper bell. There's some severe wear on the goosneck, but that's just from marching band. Other than that it's in good shape. Anybody else know anything about them? Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2011, 01:56PM »

Google does not know anything I would assume they are probably not that great and/or student models.
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2011, 02:10PM »

if memory serves (which it rarely does) the Accord was another cheap overseas instrument.  Not too good_ most music stores that did carry them stopped.
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2011, 02:14PM »

I think some were Blessing and some were VMI?? Your descroption sounds a lot like Blessing B88OR...
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2011, 03:18PM »

When the Dallas Brass came to Portland a couple years ago, they were playing (IIRC) Accord instruments.  There was a demo set up in the lobby, and I played all of the trombones they had, plus one euph.

Presumably, the Dallas Brass had souped-up versions of the instruments because the ones in the lobby were nothing to get excited about.  I don't remember any specifics (since I didn't find them memorable).
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« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2011, 03:40PM »

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« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2011, 07:37PM »

I think some were Blessing and some were VMI?? Your descroption sounds a lot like Blessing B88OR...
It looks EXACTLY like a Blessing. Pics incoming for you guys
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« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2011, 07:59PM »

According to the case, it was made in Elkhart
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« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2011, 08:07PM »

according to the case, the company is in Elkhart.  Says nothing about being made there...
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« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2011, 08:09PM »

Well that'd be silly if they just manufactured the case there! I told my friend not to get his hopes up. I'll play on it tomorrow and see if it makes me cringe.
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2011, 08:28PM »



Blessing has done many stencils.  Here's a Zeus.
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« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2011, 12:04AM »

When the Dallas Brass came to Portland a couple years ago, they were playing (IIRC) Accord instruments. 

Upon further reflection, these may have been Accent trombones, not Accord.  I'm confused.   Confused
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« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2011, 12:34AM »

Definitely Blessing. My high school had lots of marching brass that was all bought at once from Blessing. While all the baritones and mellophones looked identical, down to the case, some were stamped Blessing and some were stamped Accord. A local music store also used to carry student level store brand brass instruments. They were just rebadged Blessings.
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« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2011, 05:58AM »

Well that'd be silly if they just manufactured the case there! I told my friend not to get his hopes up. I'll play on it tomorrow and see if it makes me cringe.

i don't think the case was manufactured there either.  if it was it'd actually say "made in USA" or "MADE in Elkhart."
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