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The Vincent Bach Corporation began when Vincent purchased a $300 foot-operated lathe and began producing mouthpieces in the back of the Selmer music store in New York. He established his shop across the street from the musicians' union. He ran an advertisement that read "How to become a wizard on cornet without practicing" and accumulated $500 in orders in a short time and began his career as a manufacturer.

Over the years, the company produced several ranges of trumpets, cornets, flugelhorns and trombones, using the brand names Apollo, Minerva, Mercury, Mercedes and Stradivarius. The Vincent Bach Corporation moved in 1953 from New York City to Mount Vernon, New York. Mt. Vernon Bach horns are prized for being hand-assembled instruments. Mt. Vernon horns can be identified by the Bach manufacturing stamp listing Mount Vernon NY on the second valve casing along with the bore letter code and serial number.

Bach makes brass instruments, both professional and student models, and is generally considered the source of choice for brass mouthpieces.

Bach is part of the Conn-Selmer family of band and orchestra instruments.

Conn-Selmer is a manufacturer and distributor of band, orchestra, percussion instruments and accessories.

Conn Selmer brands include: Armstrong, Artley, Bach, Bliss, Conn, Glaesel, Henri Paris Selmer, Holton, King, Leblanc, Ludwig, Martin, Musser, Noblet, Scherl & Roth, Selmer, Vincent Bach, Vito Wm. Lewis & Son, and Yanagisawa.

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