KRUSPE double compensator, c.1910

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£1,000.00

SOLD

 

 

Maker: ED. KRUSPE


 

'Modell Gumpert Kruspe', c. 1910


 

Type:  F/Bb compensating double

 

Bell throat profile: Medium-Large

 

Alloy: unlacquered yellow brass

 

Bell flare: fixed

 

Valve compression: very good

 

Visual/cosmetic condition: generally good, with two patches in the bell where the brass is thin.

 

Further details: a lovely, lightweight horn dating from the era when all high quality brass instruments were hand-made by a single 'master craftsman'. This 'Gumpert-Kruspe' model's configuration dates from about 1906, and incorporates the 2-part Bb 3rd slide and the original Kruspe type of F horn loop, with its downward-pointing tuning slide.

 

An excellent player with a clear and 'notchy' high register, slightly more free-blowing on the F side than on many compensators. This means that it can be used on a low part almost as effectively as a full double.

 

 Although a 'memorable piece of horn history', it is a practical, usable, characterful example, with a lot of life left in it!  

 

 Its 'sub-£2K' price qualifies it for a parallel

listing in the 'Intermediate' category, although it is 

professional-quality horn.


A remarkably similar horn in the R.J. Martz collection (USA) can be seen here:

http://rjmartz.com/horns/drgm295125/


Further information about the history of Kruspe horns:

https://www.hornsociety.org/ihs-people/past-greats/28-people/past-greats/853-kruspe-horns


 

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KRUSPE double compensator, c.1910