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Maker: KING

Model: 2269 ‘Fidelio’

Type: F / Bb full double


Manufactured: approx 1979-1980

Bell throat: medium


Alloy: yellow brass


Bell flare: detachable

Duck's foot / flipper


Visual / cosmetic condition: ‘generally good but has seen some use’. There is some missing, worn and scratched lacquer in the usual places and where repairs and the bell conversion have been done.


Weight: quite lightweight for a full double with screw bell: 2.55 kg


Case: lightweight Paxman / MB style with backpack straps, in 'well used' condition.


Further details:

 Designed by the legendary USA brass designer George McCracken as a ‘free-blowing’ horn, this is an excellent, sensitive instrument with ‘all the notes in the right places’ and a pure, ringing tone: perhaps the best ‘sub £2K’ professional-quality instrument I’ve encountered during the past year.

 It is also listed in the 'Intermediate' category on account of its low price.


 I played exactly this model for several years in the English Chamber Orchestra, when I was working on ‘scaling down’ the heaviness of my sound, to fit in with a small orchestra.



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