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    Willson 2950TA Leather Guards?

    Hi all! I've been scouring the internet trying to find someone who is making leather hand guards to replace my old beat 8 year old set.

    For reference, my horn is a Willson 2950TA in silver plate.

    If anyone has any leads to someone currently making a set, please let me know!

    Thanks so much!
    Last edited by mholbrook; 11-29-2022 at 06:43 PM.

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    Welcome to the forum!

    There is a company doing a good job with, and some of our members have used them. You can search or browse around the forum, but with a little luck one of those folks will jump in and give you the details!
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    Been looking for some for my E3 as well.
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  4. I have been very pleased with the products Iíve used from Leather Specialties. Their web site, which used to be clunky but functional, is currently under revision.

    https://lscoguard.com/

    It does contain contact information and they have always responded quickly to me in the past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeS View Post
    I have been very pleased with the products I’ve used from Leather Specialties. Their web site, which used to be clunky but functional, is currently under revision.

    https://lscoguard.com/

    It does contain contact information and they have always responded quickly to me in the past.
    Ahh. I did contact them in the past. They have guards for the 2900. Nothing currently for the Adams horns (not familiar with them). I wonder if any of these would be suitable for the E3 (or the 2950 the OP is curious about):

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    I offered to take pictures, take measurements, etc. But they did not appear interested.
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    I made Adam E3 templates and was going to send to Tom Black, owner of LSOGuard, but never got around to it. For now, I cut out leather and felt and made my own guards from the templates. I also wanted to get another bottom bell guard that he made for me for my Besson to put on my Adam E3 (it fits). He emailed me about a week ago that he was starting on making that for me.

    I will probably mail all my templates to him soon. The ones I made are not perfect, but they do the job. I glued the felt to the leather and then had the edges sewn.

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    So Tom Black is now the owner? Larry Black, Tom’s father, started LSCO (Leather Specilaties Co) 40 or 50 yrs. ago I think it was. Larry played trumpet with the Atlanta Symphony for a long time and was one of Chris Martin’s early trumpet teachers.

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    So, is this the company Dave was referencing? (Hoping not, since they don’t seem all that interested in new business nor accommodating additional horns.)
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    The father who owned the company retired and the son who decided to take over moved the shop to I believe another state, and this took months. I believe he has a job outside of the shop but decided to carry on his father's legacy. It took months to move the shop and hence they had a big backlog to work through. Supposedly the father will become partially active in 2023 for special orders.

    He claimed to be working on my Besson lower bell guard that I that fits the Adam E3. He emailed me that he was starting after I had not contacted him for months. If he is willing to take my other Adam E3 templates and make them, I will let the forum know.

    Being they are the only shop in town, we sometimes need to have patience.

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