Pre-Owned Instruments

Alexander 163 CC Tuba – $8,000.00 SOLD

Alexander 163 CC tuba, 5 rotors, goldbrass and nickel-silver construction, .810″ bore, 17 5/8″ bell, with Altieri bag.

This modern Alexander CC has been detailed here at the shop, where a minor leak was found and repaired. I also modified the 1st and main slide lengths for optimal intonation. The previous owner had us install the main tuning slide mechanism, as well. This is the cleanest, most pristine original 163 ever seen in my shop, and is in exceptional condition. I find this newer Alexander to be a delight to play, as it has the unmistakable Alexander sound, with the added sweetness of response offered by hand-made rose brass construction.

Please call Lee for more information about this excellent tuba!

Meinl Weston Model 30 CC Tuba – $3,500.00

Meinl-Weston model 30 CC tuba, 4-rotors, 16.5″ bell dia., bore .770″, 38″ tall, ser. # C4-135 (1976), lacquered, in burgundy leather vintage Reunion Blues bag (made by Glenn Cronkhite.)

This one-owner instrument is an excellent example of a vintage Meinl-Weston professional tuba, in amazing condition at 45 years old.  It is virtually dent-free, and is equipped with the original Uniball linkage.  Comfortable to hold, with easy access to slides, great sound, pitch and response, there is a lot to like about this very solid and tight tuba.  The burgundy leather bag is also very nice, ready to go to rehearsals and gigs.

A 5th valve can be added to this tuba for an additional cost.

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Martin Mammoth BBb Tuba – $1,750.00

Martin Mammoth BBb tuba, .710″ bore, ser#209668 , 24″ recording bell, made in 1960.

This late-production Martin is my current gig tuba, until it sells. The valves have been recently restored, and look and feel like new. This Martin has the original bit set, and an added water key for the 1st valve. The instrument is virtually dent-free, and is simply a lot of fun to play. The Martin Mammoth has the smallest valve bore of all the American 6/4 tubas, and body tapers that are therefore more conical than other 6/4 tubas. The net result is that the Martin is easier to fill up than larger-bore 6/4 tubas, providing more sound with less effort, is easier to play in tune, and offers more agility than most large tubas when playing very technical passages.

Please call Lee for more information about this great tuba!

H.N. White Cleveland Model 629 BBb Sousaphone – $10,000.00 SOLD

H.N. White Cleveland model 629 BBb Sousaphone, serial number 124687, .687″ bore, 24″ bell diameter, lacquered, new-old-stock, never used, with original neck, bits, King 26 mouthpiece, lyre, HN White Warranty Bond, original package label, and HN White instrument care brochure, with new King leather protector pads, in new MTS case.

The HN White model 629 Cleveland sousaphone was considered a student model instrument, but was made to exceedingly high standards of performance and durability.  The model 629 has some features that date back to the HN White 1250 of the early 1920’s, such as the main tuning slide being placed after the valveset.
This instrument came from the remaining unsold stock of an old music store that had gone out of business, as part of an acquisition that took 5 years for me to accomplish.  On the shelf were two lumps of wadded-up newspaper, one seeming to be in the shape of a sousaphone bell.  After unwrapping the two packages, I realized that I was the first person to see this sousaphone since it was wrapped in Cleveland, in Cleveland newspapers dated to the late summer of 1962.
This sousaphone has not yet been played, a privilege which is being saved for the original purchaser.  I carefully cleaned the King 26, removing the tarnish and returning it to brand-new condition.  I have never before seen an unrestored King 26 that was flawless.  This is your opportunity to own a piece of American brass instrument history, as well as a very nice-playing sousaphone.  Due to the value of this instrument, I will consider driving in the Continental US to deliver it personally.  Shipping Included.

Please contact Lee for more information about this unique instrument!

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