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VINTAGE BUESCHER ALTO HORN TENOR HORN ALTHORN w/ CASE

Sold ! This brass is no longer for sale (sold on 2009-11-15)
Price : US $376.00



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VINTAGE BUESCHER ALTO HORN

Provenance:  This beautiful instrument was found at a San Francisco estate. The original owner was a Major in the Salvation Army and played in the marching band. She retired in 1955 according to a letter found in the case. Also included in the case is the ''Salvation Army Band Tune Book'' copyrighted in 1928.

About the Manufacturer:  The company was founded by Ferdinand August ''Gus'' Buescher (1861-1937).  He moved to Elkhart, Indiana in 1875 and found employment with C.G. Conn's fledgling band instrument factory where he became foreman. In 1894 he opened the Buescher Manufacturing Co. In 1904 the business was reorganized and renamed The Buescher Band Instrument Company. In 1926 they joined with the Elkhart Band Instrument Co. Buescher resigned as vice-president and general manager, remaining on staff as a consultant engineer in 1929. In 1963 Buescher was sold to H.and A. Selmer. Although they made many brass instruments, Buescher was best known for their True Tone (Professional) Saxophones (1905-1932). Louis Armstrong recorded with a Buescher True Tone Trumpet in the late 1920's.

About the Alto Horn:  Known in the US as the Alto Horn, in the UK as the Tenor Horn and in Germany as the Althorn. It is pitched in Eb, has a conical (gradual widening), and normally uses a deep, coronet-like mouthpiece. it is commonly used in marching bands, brass bands and similar ensembles, whereas the horn tends to take the corresponding parts in symphonic groupings and classical ensembles. It is similar, yet


Sold ! This brass is sold (sold on 2009-11-15)



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