KRUSPE 'HORNER Model' Pre-1918

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£3,390.00

 

 

'Pre-Philadelphia' original Horner model

 

Ed. Kruspe in amazing useable condition.

 

One rarely encounters a horn of this vintage that isn't

 

slightly defective. However, this one is in excellent

 

playing condition, its valves having very good

 

compression.

 

There is one small patch, 14mm x

 

16mm, reinforcing the outer bell rim.

 

 

The bell throat is wider than ‘Medium’ but not as wide

 

as e.g. a Conn 8D or Paxman 'A'.

 

 

Made of unlacquered yellow-brass, with nickel-silver

 

valve slides, ferrules and braces, the horn speaks

 

clearly in all registers, and, compared to some later

 

Kruspes, there are no obvious 'wolf' notes.

 

Everything on the horn is original, apart from the

 

springs, which are modern replacements.

 

 

Engraved on the bell is:

 

Ed. Kruspe

 

Hrzgl.L.M.Hoflieferant

 

Erfurt

 

D.R.G.M. 232038

 

 

D.R.G.M. 232038 is the “Horner” model named after

 

Anton Horner, 1877-1971, the famous Philadelphia

 

Orchestra 1st horn (from 1902) and teacher.

 

 

I have thoroughly enjoyed testing this lovely

 

instrument, and can recommend it to a player

 

seeking the 'Kruspe sound' but with rather less effort

 

than is required to play the later Kruspe or Kruspe-

 

style horns.

 

Furthermore, it is rather lightweight: 2.23 kg.

 

 

This excellent and rare vintage horn has a

 

distinguished pedigree, having been lightly played for

 

several years by a former member of the London

 

Philharmonic Orchestra.

 

 

 

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Halstead Music acts as an agent only,

accepting no responsibility as a principal.

 

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