ALEXANDER 103, 1940s

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£2,900.00

 

OUT ON APPROVAL

 

 

Maker: ALEXANDER, Mainz, Germany

 

 

Model: 103

 

 

Type: F/Bb or Bb/F  full double

 

 

Bell throat: Medium

 

 

Bell flare: fixed

 

 

Weight: 2.47 kg, much lighter than the modern Alexander 103.

 

  

Visual/cosmetic condition: very good indeed; there are 2 small

 

expertly-made patches on the main tuning slide, and a tiny ding

 

near the duck's foot.

 

 

Water key: conventional type, on the leadpipe.

 

 

Removable duck's foot.

 

 

Case: lightweight black 'Soundline', lockable.

 

 

Further details: a beautiful vintage Alexander 103, maybe 75-80

 

years old,  in very good condition.

 

A lovely, characterful horn with an even, ringing sound in all

 

registers, it presents a strange visual dilemma, in that

 

it is not absolutely clear whether its alloy is yellow or gold

 

brass!

 

Observers' various opinions are divided 50-50... my personal

 

feeling is that it is made of yellow brass but with a slightly

 

'coppery' appearance in certain light conditions. When its

 

current owner bought it, its alloy was described as gold brass.

 

 

This rather intriguing horn comes with an alternative Bb

 

tuning slide containing a manual rotary change valve

 

for A/A+.


 

NB: for international buyers:

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ALEXANDER 103, 1940s