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Model: 25L

Type: Full double F/Bb or Bb/F

Serial number: 2183

Bell throat profile: Large

Bell diameter: 12 inches

Bore: 12 mm

Alloy: lacquered yellow brass

Bell flare:  fixed

Cosmetics: generally very good; there is some slight lacquer brown-spotting on the outer bell rim and inside the flare, but hardly any lacquer loss as such, apart from two places where stays were re-soldered. There are some very minor scuffs and scratches, merely visual issues that do not detract from the horn’s fine playing qualities.

NB: Admirers of Paxman’s visual aesthetics will note that this horn was made during a period when they were aiming at a simple, uncluttered appearance with e.g. no decorative rings on tuning-slide legs.

Valve compression: excellent

Case: original Paxman black fibreglass with shoulder strap.

Further details:  a wonderful player with great overall ‘freedom of blow’ and a huge dynamic range. The much-praised Paxman dual bore system gives the potential for an enormous F horn sound in the low and middle registers, plus of course Paxman’s legendary ease and clarity in its Bb high register.

A great buy at a very reasonable price.


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