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Maker:  KURT KNOTH, Markneukirchen, former East Germany

Model: ‘Sinfonia’

Type:  F / Bb or Bb / F compensator / ‘half double’

Year of manufacture: pre-1971

Bell throat profile: medium

Alloy: unlacquered yellow brass

Bell flare: detachable

Valve compression: excellent

Weight: 2.27 kg / 5 lb

Visual / aesthetic condition: good, with only a few tiny, insignificant surface blemishes that are merely cosmetic issues.

Case: strong gigbag for detachable-bell horn.

Further details:   an excellent hand-made compensating double horn by a single master craftsman, Meister Kurt Knoth (b.1891) whose working period was from about 1920 to the year of his death, 1970. Many details of his workmanship are similar to those of Knopf and to a lesser extent, Kruspe.

The horn plays with a characterful, warmly sonorous sound and with a very clear high register in particular.

It feels quite similar to a Kruspe, but with more 'focus' in the sound, maybe due to the smaller, less abrupt taper of the leadpipe.


Although an instrument of professional quality, it is also listed

in the 'Intermediate' category because of its modest price.


NB: The horn is currently with its owner in Blackpool, UK.

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