ALEXANDER 103, 1982

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Maker: ALEXANDER, Mainz, Germany


Model: 103


Type: F/Bb or Bb/F  full double


Serial number: 4098 (1982)


Bell throat: Medium


Alloy: lacquered yellow brass; gold brass leadpipe


Bell flare: fixed


Lacquer: 90% OK


Water key: conventional type, on the leadpipe.


Weight: 2.39 kg


Visual/cosmetic condition: generally very good; some


tiny, superficial dings in the bell flare and a few areas of


slightly scratched or worn lacquer.


Valve compression: excellent


Case: Alexander 'mock-croc'; in good condition, with


some stickers.


Further details: formerly played in the Royal


Philharmonic Orchestra, serviced quite recently by


Paxman, London, this is a very fine, free-blowing


example of the ‘Classic’ Alex 103 with a clear, ringing,


compact sound and great fluency over the whole range.



Overall, a lovely instrument presenting all the well-


known, expected Alexander virtues.



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ALEXANDER 103, 1982