A Kiss To Build a Dream On
All the final details are coming together for the Louisiana Purchase Auction through Neal Auction Company. It looks like we'll be heading down on Thursday, November 15th in time for the preview. Which will also allow us some time to catch up with clients and friends in New Orleans.
Here are the bidding details:
How to Bid?
Saturday, November 17, 2012
LOT #: 375
Bidding may be executed in the following four ways:
LIVE - In Person Bid: Neal Auction Company, 4038 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
LIVE - Online Bid:
1. Log on to the Neal Auction website: www.nealauction.com
2. Select “Bid Live” on the right hand side of the homepage
3. All first time bidders with the gallery must submit the “Online Bidding Approval Form,” which can be found at
the top this screen
4. Select the “Live Auctioneers” icon and you will be redirected to their website: http://www.liveauctioneers.com
5. Register on “Live Auctioneers” by selecting “Create Account” in the top right hand corner of the screen
• All online bidders must register and be approved to bid 24 hours prior to the start of the auction
6. Once you receive approval , you will be sent an email with a link to sign in on “Live Auctioneers”
7. Sign into “Live Auctioneers” and type in Harrelson Satchmo Trumpet in the search box
8. Select the Harrelson Satchmo Trumpet and follow the directions on the screen
Absentee - Online Bid:
An absentee bid is a flat bid, a onetime bid, left by someone unable to attend the auction.
1. To make an absentee bid, select “Submit Bids” on the home page of the Neal Auction website:
2. Approve the Terms & Conditions/Conditions Of Sale by selecting “I Agree”
3. Follow the directions on the Absentee screen
• All arrangements for bidding should be made as early as possible by filling out the “Confidential
4. You will receive a confirmation of the receipt of your bid via email
A phone bid is a flat bid, a onetime bid, left by someone unable to attend the auction.
• Call: (504) 899-5329
* All absentee bids and/or telephone bids should be into the gallery by 5 P.M. the day prior to the auction. Neal Auction
may not be able to properly execute the bids received after that time. If you have any questions – please contact
Michelle LeBlanc Leckert at 504-899-5329 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
This letter of authentication will also accompany the trumpet as well:
October 22, 2012
Neal Auction Company, Inc.
4038 Magazine Street
New Orleans LA 70115
Dear Neal Auction Company,
This letter is to certify that I am the maker of this instrument which is only trumpet of its kind ever to be built. The Harrelson “Satchmo” Summit Nouveau model was designed to commemorate Louis Armstrong and the spirit of New Orleans. The Satchmo Trumpet was designed to be the ultimate musical piece of Louis Armstrong Art, and exhibits a broad vocal sound reminiscent of Louis' actual voice.
As with all of my instruments I offer a lifetime guarantee on workmanship.
Harrelson Satchmo Trumpet Features
Leadpipe 4 - medium open airflow, vibrant tonal character
Bell 7 - 5.5" diameter, broad semi-diffused projection pattern
SWE Tuning Slide with New Orleans Watermeter custom cut from solid brass
SWE Leadpipe featuring Fleur de lis in the mouthpiece receiver
Transcription of Louis Armstrong's trumpet solo on "A Kiss to Build a Dream On" cut along leadpipe
Black Onyx inlays in receiver
Nouveau Nautilus themed top bracing cut from solid brass billet
"Lagniappe" milled in top brace
Multiple Finger Button inlays included with trumpet in Blue, Purple, Green & Black Onyx
We'd be happy to answer any questions you might have about the trumpet, the donation or the auction. Just give us a call at 651-330-7774 or email us at email@example.com
Happy Bidding... see you at the auction :) ~ jen
Harrelson Bravura "S"
This Harrelson 908 Modified came through our shop recently...
I've spent much of the day photographing SWE Bottom Caps and listing them in our online store! I have to say, these look really awesome... especially all stacked up like a city! We now offer 3", 2", 1" and 1/4" Bottom Caps in addition to our regular line-up!
1/4" Bottom Caps Regular Price $45
3/8" Bottom Caps Regular Price $65
1/2" Bottom Caps Regular Price $85
3/4" Bottom Caps Regular Price $95
1" Bottom Caps Regular Price $105
2" Bottom Caps Regular Price $40 each
3" Bottom Caps Regular Price $50 each
We are excited to announce Harrelson Trumpets in partnership with Schmitt Music will be participating in Twin Cities Brass Day at McNally Smith On November 3rd. Brass Day runs from 9am-4pm... and is just $10 for all concerts, clinics and displays. We will have a table of instruments on hand to try out! Jason will also be giving a lecture at 1:00pm.
Feel free to contact us here at the shop 651-330-7774 with any questions!~ Hope to see you all there.
cross my palm
Harrelson Client Andy Hague recently released his new CD "Cross My Palm" ... I've been enjoying it here in the office for a couple of weeks now and have been meaning to say a bit about it. Before I get ahead of myself... I wanted to mention that the CD is available on AMAZON here:
My favorite track is "The Boss"... but I find the entire album great music to work to! We've been playing it here in the shop most of the month. I really enjoy Andy's solos throughout as well as the piano solos by Jim Blomfield. Oh, and the cover art is nice too :) The photography throughout is by another Harrelson Bravura owner... Walter Dirks! You should check out his website here: http://www.walterdirks.com/
Andy's writing on this disc is quite exceptional! I encourage you to give it a listen... and to find him performing live if you're on that side of the pond... upcoming gigs include:
November 15th: Bristol Finge Cafe-Bar
November 30th: The Be-Bop Club, Bristol CD launch!
December 2nd: Baker St, Swindon (1pm)
To learn more about Andy... you can visit his website here: http://www.andyhague.co.uk/
A big thank you to Tony Mantovani for his beautiful photography work on a one of our Summit Art "C" Trumpets. We hope to partner with Tony in the coming weeks and catalog some of our other designs! Excellence in design coupled with excellence in photography! Magic!
To see more of Tony's work visit his website: http://tonymantovani.smugmug.com/HarrelsonTrumpets/Harrelson-Trumpets/25746861_43fv7j#!i=2129141516&k=QRPgNpk
que sera sera
It's been a while since I've had the chance to blog. I just wanted to mention we're doing some really exciting stuff with trim these days! Modular finger buttons and a new selection of inlays are just a few things you can look forward to. We also have these awesome bottom caps (pictured below)... if you purchase any trim or trim kits in our store ... just enter the discount code TRIM25 at checkout for 25% off your entire order! Feel free to give us a call 651-330-7774 if you have any questions. Or send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am the PR, Advertising, Marketing, Web and Social mind at Harrelson Trumpets. When I am not at work- I paint: