Many instruments I bought whilst in Western Australia recently have finally reached Kellie and I here in Bracken Ridge, I bought so many I had to ‘pack and post’ them to myself.
Here is a little ripper, a low pitched Besson small bore Trombone from the mid 1900’s made in the original UK factory,it is currently getting a major overhaul and will be a great instrument for anyone from Pro-player wanting a ‘Pee-Shooter’ trombone to any student and family looking for a special vintage horn,the craftsmanship and vintage engraving is amazing.
I love this horn, I will be providing a new case as you can imagine the 100 year old one is a bit, well..... used
Price to come
I had a great time visiting my Mum (now well into her 80’s) in Western Australia last week whilst my sister flew to Victoria for her granddaughters 1st birthday.
Mum is doing really well, not great on the old legs but still bright as a spark and can eat like a starving dingo.
The family cat however is another story!
Whilst in W.A. I picked up some great instruments, too many to bring on the flight home so I posted them to myself here in Bracken Ridge, they will be up on the website soon as soon as they have been returned to me after servicing.
For those interested I visited the Guilford area in W.A which is well known for genuine antiques, I could spend a month there just in one shop.
Amongst the furniture, paintings, rare collectables were some vintage musical instruments, I bought a few!
just a snapshot..... some Albert System clarinets, some beautiful black African wooden flutes, a 1870 Hawkes and Son pee shooter trombone, an Italian wooden clarinet with some sort of cross between Albert and Boehm system, a French metal clarinet.
Some could be made playable but all would look great on display in your studio, man-cave or hanging on a wall somewhere, there is also an option to re-purpose them as table lamps or similar, please check the website soon for pictures.
It was nice to see Mum and my home town
‘Currently going through the Buffing stage, key guards have been buffed and re-lacquered,
Next, all new pads
Over the next few weeks you can follow the story of ‘Eight Thirty’
‘Eight Thirty is a Yanagisawa Japanese Baritone Sax built in the late 1970’s.
It has arrived in good shape with very minor dents which will easily be removed, excellent keywork with virtually no movement between post and rods.
Shocking lacquer but no pitting.
So far (see pictures) ‘Eight Thirty’ has had all keys removed,lacquer removed and an acid bath
Next will be repad, buff,re-lacquer, new springs
will be up for sale soon
I will keep you posted
why Eight Thirty’ ...............that’s the serial number