ENGELBERT SCHMID single Bb/A+/ C alto

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£4,590.00

Maker: ENGELBERT SCHMID

Type: single Bb/A+/ C alto.  

Alloy:  lacquered gold brass; the mouthpipe is unlacquered gold brass.

Bell throat profile: ‘M'

Bell flare: ‘M’, gold brass, hand-hammered, detachable, silver plated on the inside.

Duck’s foot / ‘flipper’: there is no finger hook; however, once you get used to supporting the horn on the duck’s foot, it gives a nice ‘free’ feeling to the finger operating the 3rd valve.

Lacquer: in very good condition.

Visual/ cosmetic condition: excellent

Valve compression:  excellent

Weight: 1.81kg  / 4lb 

Case:  Marcus Bonna semi-rigid lightweight detachable-bell case in very good condition.

Further details: Probably the ‘classiest’ single Bb/A+ horn on the planet, this beautiful, elegant, amazingly lightweight instrument has the superb advantage of the ‘magic valve’ – C alto  - giving a whole range of more secure high note fingerings without having to resort to a Bb/ F alto or Bb/ Eb alto double horn and its extra weight. Dennis Brain's 'final' Alexander Bb/ A+ horn had a C alto valve.

If I were to attempt to describe the playing qualities of this lightweight, truly fantastic horn I would soon run out of superlatives! 

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ENGELBERT SCHMID single Bb/A+/ C alto