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MILES DAVIS (1926 - 1991)
Green custom-made, engraved martin trumpet

Gift from Miles Davis

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Miles Davis trumpet. Gift of Miles Davis. Engraved through green and black spray-painted finish: MILES DAVIS/The/Martin/magma/ELKHART-INDIANA/U.S.A.. Stamped on second valve: 707737. Lower fitting of second valve is missing. Badly crushed bout at mouthpiece end. Trigger first valve. "CONN 5" mouthpiece.

Ben Webster

Miles Davis
Photograph by K. Abe, 1980s

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