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Getzen CB-50 Canadian Brass Tuba

Getzen CB-50 tuba serial number CB50-30015, 4/4 CC tuba, convertible to use as BBb, lacquered, with Cronkhite black leather gig bag, restored.  This instrument is unique in that when I restored this, I incorporated the same improvements that I use in production of my own tubas.  Every joint has been soldered to exceed any other manufacturer’s standards and the leadpipe has been re-tapered to York dimensions, so this CB-50 has better intonation and response than the original instruments.  The tonal character is live and full, with sufficient edge and plenty of dark core to the sound.  I have taken this instrument out to a rehearsal and was very, very pleased with it.  This tuba has a low-maintenance baked-on epoxy lacquer finish.  The cosmetic appearance is not perfect, as that was not the predominant aim, but rather it is one of the best-playing instruments available, and looks attractive enough while doing so.  The Cronkhite gig bag was one of the last leather bags made in California and is like-new. This is the perfect outfit for either the working tuba professional or the serious student……………………………………………………………$9,250.00

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